The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati offers many education programs designed for various audiences including:
Our caregiver and community education programs are offered free of charge. There are programs that offer CEU's for a fee. Donations are always welcome.
The Alzheimer's Association staff are available for presentations to community groups, civic and religious organizations, law firms, financial institutions, business groups, clubs, schools, and general public. Various topics can be presented, including an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, warning signs and diagnosis of the illness, managing communication and behavioral symptoms, family caregiver issues, community resources and the program and services of the Alzheimer's Association.
To schedule a presentation through the Greater Cincinnati office, call (800) 272-3900.
When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer's or Other Related Dementias - This is a care and support workshop for family caregivers. The workshop is offered monthly at various locations within the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati service area.
Basics - Learn the facts about Alzheimer's disease.
Effective Communication Strategies - Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia.
Understanding and Responding to dementia-related Behavior - Learn to decode behavioral messages, and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.
Writing Our Lives as Caregivers - Use writing as an opportunity to reflect on your caregiver journey to help you tell your story on the page.
Living with Alzheimer's - Late Stage - Learn about resources, monitorng care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families.
Promoting Safety at Home - This program provides suggestions for improving home safety for the person with dementia.
Wandering - This program addresses wandering behaviors, what is safe and what is unsafe, and strategies for maximizing safety for the person at risk for wandering.
Healthy Living for you Brain and Body - Science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep you brain and body healthy as you age.
Know the Ten Signs - The ten signs are a key tool in promoting recognition of common changes that may facilitate early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.
African American Forum - This yearly event focuses on the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Various speakers address the issues of this disease, and community exhibitors are present to provide resources for the caregivers.
Research Event - Alzheimer's and related dementias research is a dynamic field, and momentum builds each year. Researchers are working to develop better ways to care for affected people and better ways to support their families, friends and caregivers. This yearly program provides updates to the advancements in this research.
Day for Caregivers - This biennial educational event features guest speakers, health care exhibits and breakout sessions focusing on issues relevant to the family caregiver of individuals with dementia.
EARLY STAGE PROGRAMS
Living Well with Alzheimer's Disease: Early Stage Education - This is a six week educational and supportive program designed for the person in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In this program we will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life. Individuals need to be aware of their illness and be willing to discuss changes and coping strategies in a group setting.
Activities - This program provides ideas and practical solutions and inspiration for engaging the person who has dementia.
Ethical Considerations - This is a special program for social workers and nurses focusing on ethical considerations in the
care of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Topics include disclosing the diagnosis, safety concerns, decision-making ability and more.
Family Support Group Facilitator Training - The program provides training to those interested in learning the basics of organizing, facilitating or maintaining an Alzheimer’s/dementia family caregiver support group in the community.
Professional Symposium - This biennial educational event features guest speakers, health care exhibits and breakout sessions focusing on issues that are relevant to professionals who work with caregivers and persons with dementia.
Southeastern Ohio Dementia-Related Conference - This biennial education event is held in the eastern counties of the Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer's Association. The conference features guest speakers, health care exhibits and breakout sessions focusing on dementia related issues relevant to professionals.
First Responder Training - As a first responder, it’s critical to be prepared to deal with individuals with dementia. The training teaches you to
respond to common calls involving a
person with dementia.
Alz Navigator - When facing Alzheimer's disease, there are a lot of things to consider. Alzheimer's Navigator helps guide Caregivers to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking you to information, support and local resources.
Care Training - Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the trainings and workshops online to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.