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The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter is offering webinars and telephone/virtual support groups during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Live Webinars

The following free programs are presented as webinars. Registration is required. Once you register, you will receive a link to join in. To register by phone, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. To register online, visit the link for the date of your selected workshop.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.
No programs scheduled at this time. Please check back! ​​


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others.
No programs scheduled at this time. Please check back! ​

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia 
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It’s a progressive and fatal brain disease and is the most common form of dementia. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. 
No programs scheduled at this time. Please check back! 


Dementia Conversations
Learn tips for breaking the ice to address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.​

Wednesday, Jul. 8   12 - 1 p.m.


Effective Communications Strategies 
Learn how 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.

Tuesday, Jul. 14   11 a.m. - Noon
Thursday, Jul. 16   7 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jul. 29   12 - 1 p.m.
   
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Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior 
Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively. 

Wednesday, Aug. 19  12 - 1 p.m.


Living with Alzheimer's:
For Caregivers
 

Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care throughout the course of the disease. 
No programs scheduled at this time. Please check back! 

Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s
Now that you have been diagnosed, what are the things you most need to put in place to help you and your loved ones? What are strategies for care planning and support building, how do you prepare for doctor visits and where do you find support after the difficult diagnosis?

Monday, July 13 (Part 1)   1 - 2:30 p.m.
Monday, July 20 (Part 2)   1 - 2:30 p.m.
Monday, July 27 (Part 3)   1 - 2:30 p.m.


Recorded Webinars

Addressing Challenges in Dementia Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Health Equity Imperative
The Alzheimer's Association and George Washington University's Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine present a timely discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19 on clinical care for patients and caregivers living with dementia, including vulnerable communities. This free webinar is open to all, but is especially relevant for clinicians practicing in the outpatient, hospital, nursing home and memory care settings, as well as researchers in dementia and geriatrics.

View webinars on caregiving and COVID-19 presented by the Maryland Department of Human Services, in partnership with our sister chapter, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter, and Johns Hopkins University