We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members. Most of these programs, described below, are free of charge. 


lwa_caregiver.jpgFour-Part Caregiver Course  This four part program is designed to educate caregivers on the necessary skills and information needed to provide care for persons with memory loss. Topic include: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease & Research, Communication Techniques, Identification of Behavioral Challenges, Family Dynamics, Community Resources, Legal and Financial Issues.This course is not intended to substitute for professional dementia specific training.


The Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.




Know the 10 Signs: Early detection matters: If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.





conversations_about_dementia.jpgConversations About Dementia: When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about dementia and their changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. Common difficult conversations are about:Here are some tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can reduce the stress that accompanies the disease and get the support you and your family need. BE PREPARED - Sooner is better than later — Don’t wait for a crisis - Develop a plan to gently position the discussion for a positive outcome - Make notes about the changes you see in the person’s behavior - Practice in advance - Try to be relaxed and comfortable when you have the discussion.  This program discusses issue like - going to the doctor - when to stop driving - making legal and financial plans



legal and financial image.jpgLegal and Financial Planning: If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now.  Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheiemer's Disease is a workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.



Living with Alzheimer’s

For people with Alzheimer’s
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? Join us for this three-part program where you will hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s 
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Alzheimer’s Educational Breakfasts and Lunch and Learns
These events are designed for professionals and the general public to learn about various aspects of dementia, dementia care and related issues

Community Presentations
Community presentations are available at no cost and open to the public. Presentation topics vary.


For Professionals

Train theTrainer for Home Health Professionals 
This training is for individuals working in the Home Care Setting  who will be returning back to their agency to train their staff on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  Trainers will leave equipped  with a  powerpoint presentation and materials  covering various topics including an Understanding Dementia , Communication Strategies, Interventions for  Challenging Behaviors, Success with Daily Care, Home Safety, Meaningful Activities  and Non Pharmacological Interventions for Pain.

Train the Trainer for Professionals
This training is for  professionals working in skilled nursing and assisted living communities  who will be going back to their facilities to train staff on various topics of dementia . Trainers will be equipped with  a powerpoint presentation and materials covering various topics including  An Overview of Dementia , Communication Strategies, Interventions for Challenging Behaviors, Success with Daily Care , Meaningful Engagements and Caregiver Support. Topic sheets and quizzes will also be included in the tool kit .


Training for First Responders 

 The training covers wandering; driving, firearms and shoplifting; abuse and neglect; and disaster response. The training sessions are designed to last 15-45 minutes depending on the amount of discussion desired and the amount of time allotted.