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Alzheimer’s Insights: Alzheimer’s Education is available

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s raises many questions and the Alzheimer’s Association® is here to help you find answers, local resources, and support.  We offer free educational programs that address the specific interests of the general public, organizations, and individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their families.

Staying informed about the disease progression, ways to reduce care-partner stress, and the importance of pre-planning will empower those living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners as well as provide important information.

Among the programs we can present to your group or organization are:

  • Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

There are numerous educational presentations-topics available.  Each program takes about 30 minutes to an hour to present, with room for a question and answer session at the end, and includes handouts. 

We also offer support groups for care-partners, individuals living with Alzheimer’s and others dealing with the disease.   All of these Alzheimer’s Association support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers with dementia-related experience.

 Attending a support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

 The Alzheimer’s Association  Helpline provides reliable information and resources to all those who need assistance.  Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 800.272.3900, or reach us at www.alz.org – and every single service offered by the Alzheimer’s Association is absolutely free of charge.

A complete list of education classes, support groups, and services is here:  www.communityresourcefinder.org/ProviderSearch  Look under the Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events tab.

If you have a question about Alzheimer’s disease, you can always call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information. 

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. For more information, visit alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

 

Scott Finley is Media Relations Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association® in Texas.  He can be reached at scfinley@alz.org