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Alzheimer's Awareness

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple between now and 2050.  This presentation includes personal stories about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, awareness about the prevalence of the disease, and information on resources available to those dealing with it.  At the end of this program the participant will 1) understand what Alzheimer’s disease is, 2) understand what the Alzheimer’s Association does, and 3) how they can ACT now to end Alzheimer’s. 
Appropriate Audience: General Audience, Caregivers, Early-stage Individuals

Alzheimer's Disease vs. Dementia

Many people use Alzheimer’s disease and dementia interchangeably without a clear distinction between what each word means.  This presentation will go over the important difference between the two terms.  It will explore the various types of dementias and the science behind Alzheimer’s.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the progression of the disease, and the available treatments and medications.
Appropriate Audience: General Audience, Caregivers, Early-stage Individuals

Know the 10 Warning Signs

The 10 Warning Signs program describes the signs and symptoms individuals should look for if they are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease. The program also covers frequently asked questions about risk as well as tips on how to follow up on concerns attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about.  The presentation features video clips of real people living with the early stages of dementia and their families discussing their experience with the 10 warning signs, risk factors, and what is involved in getting a diagnosis. At the end of the program, attendees will understand the benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials. 
Appropriate Audience: General Audience  

Reducing your Risk of Alzheimer's

This presentation offers attendees tips on how to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  Based on scientific evidence, this program focuses on the importance of nutritional health, physical activity, mental activity, and social wellness.  The program will also address current trends in Alzheimer’s disease risk reduction and answer frequently asked questions about alternative treatment methods and medications.
Appropriate Audience: General Audience, Caregivers

Communicating and Interacting with Persons with Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease dramatically alters the dynamics between the diagnosed individual and his or her loved ones.  Family and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s frequently feel that their loved one is no longer the person he or she once was. This presentation provides caregivers with tools for effectively communicating and connecting with persons with dementia.  Specifically it will cover nonverbal vs. verbal communication, positive physical approach, person-centered approach, and activity development.  
Appropriate Audience: General Audience, Caregivers

Understanding Alzheimer's Research

Every day new advances are made in the battle with Alzheimer's disease.  Strides in research have helped reshape our understanding of how the disease works ad potential treatments.  This presentation explains the role of plaques and tangles and how they affect the brain.  It provides an overview of where our understanding of Alzheimer's disease was in 1901 and where it is today, including major research projects going on across the world.  At the end of the presentation attendees will understand the importance of TrialMatch and how to distinguish between accurate and "bogus" research information publicly available. 

Appropriate Audience:  General Audience, Caregivers, Early-stage Individuals

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