On this page, descriptions of the many educational programs provided virtually by the Alzheimer’s Association are listed alphabetically by program title. All are free of charge.
For dates and times of upcoming programs, click on the link below to be redirected to the Educational Programs page on the Alzheimer’s Association website.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. Learn about common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others, as well as tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory, the benefit of early detection and diagnosis, and more.
Alzheimer’s Community Conversation
Learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss in this brief community-focused listening session. We’ll review the basics of these conditions, services of the Alzheimer’s Association and how we can expand the reach of local programs and services. Share your thoughts about how the Alzheimer’s Association can help more people in your community.
Dementia Conversations Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can 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.
Effective Communication Strategies
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. This program will share how and why music inspires, enlightens and touches deep parts of us that words alone cannot describe. Find out why music stays in our memories longer than anything else.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
For centuries, we’ve known the health of the brain and the body are connected. 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.
Navigating the Journey to a Dementia Diagnosis
During this mini conference, participants will hear from physicians experienced in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as caregivers who have or are currently caring for someone living with dementia. As cases of dementia continue to rise in our country, the importance of an accurate and early diagnosis is especially imperative. Diagnosing an individual with dementia can be very complex. Knowing the warning signs is essential for physicians, patients and caregivers.
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
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.