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Family Caregiver Education
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The Alzheimer's Association family caregiver education programs cover basic information about dementia, common caregiver concerns and different stages of the disease. The professionally produced slide and video presentations may be presented singly, in series, or to church, civic or community groups.

2018 Spring Symposium is March 22, 2018

For more information or to enroll in any education program,
call 1-800-272-3900

Fort Worth
Texas Christian University
2898 W. Bowie St. 76109

All classes are 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Click on link to register with TCU

Wednesday, April 18
Effective Communication Strategies for People with Alzheimer's

Wednesday, May 16
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage

Thursday, February 22
3 to 4:30 p.m.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Abilene Regional Office
301 S Pioneer Dr., Suite 105
Abilene  79605


Advanced Rehab and Healthcare of Bowie
700 W. US Hwy 287 South
Bowie  TX  76230
All classes are 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28
Know the 10 Signs

Wednesday, March 28
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Wednesday, April 25
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning

Wednesday, May 30
Effective Communication Strategies


First Texas Building
901 Indiana St., Suite 180
Wichita Falls, TX  76301

Wednesday, April 11
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Effective Communication Strategies

Wednesday, May 9
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Wednesday, June 13
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Legal and Financial



Graham Senior Citizen Center
825 Fairview St.
Graham  76450

Thursday, April 5
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Know the 10 Signs

Thursday, April 19
9 to 10:30 a.m.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Thursday, May 3
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Dementia Conversations

Thursday, May 17
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body


All Saints Catholic Church
Empezando una nueva vida
214 NW 29th St.
Fort Worth  76164

Monday, May 21
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Know the 10 Signs

Community Outreach

In addition to family caregiver education programs offered by the Alzheimer's Association; the Alzheimer's Association is able to travel to speak to your church, civic or community group. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call Shelly Young at 1-800-272-3900.

Know the 10 Signs
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.  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.

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.

Initiating Dementia Conversations
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  Often, conversations with family about dementia and changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable.  Common difficult conversations are about going to the doctor; deciding when to stop driving; making legal and financial plans. Here are some tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can reduce the stress that accompanies the disease and get the support you and your family need.

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.  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
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.

Living with Alzheimer's for Early-Stage Caregivers
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer's for Middle-Stage Caregivers
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us to hear helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Living with Alzheimer's for Late-Stage Caregivers
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this 2-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Legal and Financial
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.