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The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter provides both in-person learning and education programs, as well as online learning options.

Educational Programs

The Greater Indiana Chapter offers in-person community and family education and outreach programs throughout Indiana (offerings and availability vary per region). There are no fees to attend these programs, but registration is requested by using the link below or contacting the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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Online Care Training Resources

Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the free online trainings and workshops to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.

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Speaker Request

Would you like an Alzheimer’s Association representative to speak to your group? We’d be happy to discuss options and schedule a program.

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Description: Educational Programs

 

Dementia Conversation: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This program is designed to help you talk with your entire family, including the person with signs of dementia, about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Topics covered include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening - it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
This program will help you develop better habits for living a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
This introductory program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
Learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's
For individuals living with Alzheimer's: The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. In this program, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss the helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In this program, you will learn the concept of the self in the late-stage of Alzheimer’s disease. This program covers effective ways to communicate, connect with and provide daily care in the late-stage. You will also learn how to access and evaluate late-stage care options.

Living with Alzheimer's for Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
For individuals living with younger-onset Alzheimer's: This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn how to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
(Formerly known as The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease)

This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics covered include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors and the importance of an accurate diagnosis.

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.