The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help in any way that we can for you and your family during this difficult time. They have a robust schedule of virtual educational workshops, live support groups, and many activities to stay connected. Continue reading to learn about the upcoming programs and support groups that are being offered through October 2nd.

For help with registration or any concerns or for more information or support, you can call their 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900.


 

Conversaciones cariñosas de COVID: Como reducir el estrés durante el día (Spanish) 

Monday, September 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

La pandemia de COVID-19 crea desafíos especiales para las personas que cuidan a un ser querido con demencia en el hogar: su rutina típica se interrumpe y es posible que no tenga el respiro y el apoyo social que necesita. Aprenda estrategias para la higiene personal, consejos de comunicación sobre las restricciones de distanciamiento social y formas de descansar durante el día.

Register here.


Caregiver Conversations: Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers-Early Stage

Monday, September 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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? This 3-part program provides 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.

Register here.


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Monday, September 14, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

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.

Register here.


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join 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.

Register here.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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.

Register here.


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

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

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.

Register here. 


10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Webinar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Register here.


Advancing the Science: the Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Alzheimer’s disease is a global health problem with more than 5 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s disease, and these advances are leading to great strides in prevention, detection, diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. This talk will focus on the latest scientific advancements and progress in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

Register here.


Legal and Financial

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: Making legal plans that fit your needs; Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you; How to find legal and financial assistance; Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care; Tax deductions and credits; and Government programs that can help pay for care.

Register here.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

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.

Register here.


Dementia Conversations

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

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.

Register here.


10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Webinar

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Register here.


Practices for Transition of Care

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDTThis workshop will examine the issues involved in providing and optimizing continued care as persons living with dementia transition between home and a hospital or rehab setting. A panel of experts will share their “Best Practices” for continuity, safety and a Person-Centered team approach to dementia care.

Difficult Conversations about Dementia

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

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.

Register here.


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

Friday, September 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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.

Register here.


Know the 10 Signs

Monday, September 28, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Register here.


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

Friday, October 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

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.

Register here.

Upcoming Support Groups

 

 Caregiver Support Group Tiverton

Monday, September 14, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT Register here.


Support Group – Hope Health Dementia Caregivers Support Group

Monday, September 14, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT Register here.


LGBT Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Register here.


Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Register here.


Young Onset Support Group

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Register here.


Support Group – Virtual Hope Health

Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT Register here.


Early Stage Support Group for People Living with Dementia

Friday, September 25, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT Register here.


 Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Register here.


Early Stage Couples Support Group

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Register here.