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Discoveries

Learn about advances in
Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
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Think About it

Join us for an educational and supportive event for family caregivers, people with early stage dementia, professionals and the community. Stay tuned for conferences in Lee and Charlotte counties in Fall 2019.
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Caregiver College

When it comes to dementia caregiving, knowledge is power. Join us for a series of interactive educational classes to help you build your caregiver tool kit. Come to one or come to all classes!
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Community Education Programs

Memory Mobile

Love your brain on our interactive brain bus! 










Visitors can learn more about the brain, dementia and the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease; and receive literature related to Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia and caregiver concerns while talking with an Alzheimer’s Association Program Manager about specific needs. Interactive classes on the Memory Mobile are available. Classes are 60 minutes and can hold up to eight people. To learn more or to request the Memory Mobile to attend your group activity please call 800.272.3900 or email infofgc@alz.org.


 

Alzheimer's Community Educators

Alzheimer’s Association offers interactive one hour programs to the community. Request an Alzheimer’s Community Educator (ACE) today. Request online here, call 800.272.3900 or email infofgc@alz.org. Each presentation is 60 to 90 minutes.
 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

"Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research" is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
 

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
 

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.
The one-hour program covers:
 
  • Typical age-related changes.
  • Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
  • How to approach someone about memory concerns.
  • Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process.
  • Alzheimer’s Association resources.