Alzheimer's Association offers virtual programs

Alzheimers Association quoteThe Alzheimer's Association is currently offering educational programs statewide to those interested in learning more about the disease, as well as to those affected by the disease that are looking for additional information. 

Quick Facts about Alzheimer's

  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.
  • In the United States, Alzheimer's and dementia deaths have increated 16% during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
  • In 2020, these caregivers provided an estimated 15.3 billion hours of care valued at nearly $257 billion.

All About the Brain Series: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

Registration link here.

Virtual Brain Bus: Healthy Living for the Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m.

Registration link here.

Virtual Caregiver College: Legal and Financial Planning, Part 1

Monday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

Registration link here.

Virtual Caregiver College: Legal and Financial Planning, Part 2

Monday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

Registration link here.

Virtual Faith Community Forum

Tuesday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Registration link here.

Caring for the Caregiver and Spiritual Support

Tuesday, April 17 at 1 p.m.

Registration link here.

Virtual Brain Bus Series: Health Living for the Body and Brain

Tuesday, April 27 at 3 p.m.

Registration link here.

Ask the Expert: When Our Words Fail Us

Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

Registration link here.

Campaign for the Caregiver: Effective Communication Strategies

Wednesday, April 28 at 12 p.m.

Resgistration link here.

Effective Communication Strategies

Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m.

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Dementa Friendly Community Education: Understanding and Relating to Dementia Behaviors and Q&A

Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m.

Registration link here.

Behavior: Is it Alzheimer's or Chronic Disease?

Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. 

Many people who have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia also have at least one other chronic health condition. Behavior is a powerful form of communiction and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. Behaviors associated with Alzheimer's may be misread by caregivers or exacerbated by underlying triggers related to chronic conditions. Find out how to decode behavioral messages and learn strategies to help manage behaviors related to Alzheimer's along with underlying chronic conditions.

Registration link here.

Ask the Expert: The Gift of the Brain

Saturday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both healthy brains and brains affected by diseases such as Alzheimer's are needed for research. Comparing healthy brains to those affected by neurodegenerative disease is a critical method for researchers to learn more about the underlying biology that causes brain disease. Join us to learn about brain banks, the importance of brain donations and areas of need. Plus, 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.

Registration link here.

Ask the Expert: The Proactive Path

Tuesday, May 25 at 1 p.m.

Be proactive. Learn from the experts about legal and caregiving concerns around Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Gain insight and resources that matter.

Registration link here.

Posted by Sabrina on April 12, 2021