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Education & Programs

Upcoming Programs

Speakers Bureau

Program for People with Early Stage Dementia

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We offer educational programs for individuals facing Alzheimer’s or a dementing illness and their families.  In addition, we have programs for general public as well as many organizations and service groups.  

Online Education Resources

Upcoming Programs

Register online HERE for any of the programs listed below or call 800.272.3900 to register over the phone

Effective Communication & Dementia-Related Behaviors
As people with dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. This program will identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of dementia.

Nov. 6, 5:30-7:00 pm
4375 South County Rd. 25
Tipp City, OH 

Nov.14, 6:00-7:30 pm
Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr.
Centerville, OH 
1.5 continuing education credits for social workers, RSVP

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Oct. 18, 2:00-3:00 pm
Senior Center of Sidney
304 S. West Ave.
Sidney, OH 

Confident Caregiver Series: A Three-part Series
Brookdale Kettering
280 Walden Way
Dayton, OH
Basics of Dementia | Oct. 10 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Communication & Behaviors | Oct. 17 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Legal & Financial Planning | Oct. 24 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Confident Caregiver Series: A Three-part Series
United Senior Services
125 W. Main St.
Springfield, OH 
Basics of Dementia | Oct. 26 | 5:30-7:00 pm
Communication & Behaviors | Nov. 2 | 5:30-7:00 pm
Legal & Financial Planning | Nov. 9 | 5:30-7:00 pm
Call United Senior Services at 937.323.4948 to register

Know the Ten Signs
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future.

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: A Two-part Series
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions.  As the disease progresses, new questions reflect changing needs.  This series addresses issues that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. 

Alzheimer's Association
31 W. Whipp Rd.
Dayton, OH  45459

Introduction & Early Stages | Dec. 4 | 6:00-7:30 pm
The Middle & Late Stages | Dec. 11 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Grief Recovery Group (a nine week group) with Crossroads Hospice: Fridays from 2:00-4:00 pm beginning September 15 and ending November 10. To register or for questions, call Kay Fraley at Crossroads at 937-432-2304.  Click here for more information.

Healthy U (a six week class) hosted with the Area Agency on Aging: Thursdays from 1:00-3:30 pm beginning October 5 and ending November 9.To register or for questions, call Rebecca Hall at 937-610-7013. Click here for more information.

The Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter is offering an exciting new "train the trainer" program for professionals called "Caring For People with Alzheimer's Disease: A Habilitation Training." Our first all-day training program will be Friday, November 3 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm at Goodwill Easter Seals in Dayton.

Habilitation Therapy is a way of providing care that focuses on promoting positive emotions in the person with dementia by using strengths and minimizing limitations. This curriculum is a train the trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train their direct care staff in Habilitation best practices. Modules include discussion activities, lecture, demonstration, role-play and group work.

For more information click here. To register, please call Rebecca Hall at 937-610-7013 or email rhall@alz.org.

Education and Programs for Caregivers

Support Groups 
Groups meet throughout our nine counties.  Find a group today!

Caregiver Book Club
Socialize and learn from others while diving into a good book!

August 21, Nov. 6, February 12, May 7
Goodwill Easter Seal
Beavercreek, OH
Click here for more information

Special Events - Special events focus on caregivers, advocacy, research, and fundraising; call 800.272.3900 or mvprograms@alz.org for more information. 

Early-Stage Programs

The Early-Stage Social Engagement Programs offer a fun and comfortable way for people living in the early stage of Alzheimer's or other dementia and their care partners to get out, get active and get connected with one another through a variety of social events and community-based activities. These programs help promote social interaction and companionship.

Movie Monday: Join the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter for Movie Monday at 10 Wilmington Place. A movie will be shown in a 22-seat state of the art theater with a free lunch provided by 10 Wilmington Place immediately following.

Memory Café: Dayton Metro Library is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter for Memory Cafe. Different speakers will be scheduled each month to present on various topics such as history, art, genealogy, and more! An opportunity to share and socialize will follow the lecture.

An initial interview is required for Early-Stage Programs. For more information or to set up your interview, contact Sarah Cameron at 937.610.7012 or email scameron@alz.org.

The purpose of Early-Stage Education and Support Group is to provide a safe and supportive environment of peers who are living in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia and their care partners. These groups offer dementia-related education, emotional support and connections with resources so that the group members may enhance their lives in the midst of the disease.

The Early-Stage Education and Support Group is for the diagnosed individual and, when possible, their care partner.  Everyone will meet together for 30-45 minutes of dementia education, and then break up into two 30-45 minute support groups - one for those with dementia and the other for care partners.  This series is a six month time limited group.

An initial interview is required for Early-Stage Programs. For more information or to set up your interview, contact Sarah Cameron at 937.610.7012 or email scameron@alz.org.

For more Early-Stage information and resources, click here

Volunteer and Professional Speakers Bureau

If you are interested in a presentation at your place of employment or organization, click here

Programs for Professionals

Dimensions of Dementia Conference – This program is held annually and offers CE for professionals and speakers from around the country who are experts in the field.

In-service Training - The Miami Valley Chapter Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of in-service trainings.

Programs supporters: Springfield Foundation, Community Health Foundation, Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County





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