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We believe that knowledge is power and offer free education workshops online and throughout the community. Learn about the signs, symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, care strategies and resources for  individuals impacted by Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

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INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS


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Join us for this locally developed workshop to learn: The difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, risk factors of Alzheimer's, warning signs and symptoms, importance of early diagnosis and Alzheimer's Association resources.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
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
Learn about 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, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.


Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
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 tips into a plan for healthy aging.

 

ADVANCED CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS*


Effective Communication Strategies
Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to connect and communicate.
 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

*Designed just for caregivers, family members, and friends. These programs are not appropriate for people who are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

For other upcoming classes, visit the Community Resource Finder.

Stress-Busting Program
Join our partner, SeniorAge, for an evidence-based class that provides support for family and friend caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's or other related dementias. This program teaches coping skills and helps caregivers manage stress that might be occurring in their lives.

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Living with Alzheimer's for Middle-Stage Caregivers

This free three-part class is for caregivers of those with middle-stage Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia/memory loss. You will learn about changes in communication, behavior and relationships, and will get tips for providing safe and effective care in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/dementia/memory loss.
 
We recommend that caregivers do not bring the person with memory loss to this class.
 
In order to focus on the needs of family caregivers, this class is not open to paid caregivers, and certificates of attendance are not issued for this class.
 

Springfield, MO - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Dates and Times:

  • December 3 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • December 10 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • December 17 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
2214 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Springfield, MO 65804.

Registration is REQUIRED. Call 800.272.3900 to register
 

St. Louis County, MO - Florissant Valley

Dates and Times:

  • March 6 | 10:00 am - noon
  • March 13 | 10:00 am - noon
  • March 20 | 10:00 am - noon

Location: Florissant Valley Library Branch
195 New Florissant Road, Florissant MO 63031

Registration is REQUIRED. Call 800.272.3900 to register

Jefferson City - Capital Region Medical Center
Dates and Times:

  • March 13 | 10:00 am - noon
  • March 20 | 10:00 am - noon
  • March 27 | 10:00 am - noon

Location: Capital Region Medical Center | 1125 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Registration is REQUIRED. Call 800.272.3900 to register

St. Louis City - Julia Davis Library

Dates and Times:

  • March 20 | 10:00 am - noon
  • March 27 | 10:00 am - noon
  • April 3 | 10:00 am - noon

Location: Julia Davis Library | 4415 Natural Bridge Avenue, St. Louis MO 63115

Registration is REQUIRED. Call 800.272.3900 to register

Columbia, MO - Columbia Senior Center

Dates and Times:

  • April 14 | noon - 2:00 pm
  • April 21 | noon - 2:00 pm
  • April 28 | noon - 2:00 pm

Location: Columbia Senior Center | 1121 Business Loop 70E, Columbia MO 65201

For those who are interested, we'll eat lunch together at the Senior Center at 11:30am before the class (cost is $6.50).


Registration is REQUIRED. Call 800.272.3900 to register

Online Education

Classes Offered

  • Introductory Workshops

  • Legal & Financial

  • Living with Alzheimer's

  • Effective Communication Strategies

  • ...And More!

Visit E-Learning to get started.

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REQUEST A WORKSHOP FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Bring education to your community by scheduling a workshop with one of our Community Educators. To submit a request, please click here, and complete the form.

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THANK YOU TO OUR EDUCATION PARTNERS
We offer a special thank you to our education partners for helping us raise awareness of Alzheimer's and increase support for those affected: 

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