virtual support groups
virtual support groups
Alzheimer’s Association monthly events, Virtual Support group information and Special events!
Webinar/Phone Family Caregiver Education Programs
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (Mild Cognitive Impairment)
Seven Consecutive Wednesday beginning April 13, 1:00-3:30 pm
Pre-registration is required. Contact Jennifer McAlister at 800.272.3900
The diagnosis of a cognitive condition like Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia is life-changing and requires support and information to best manage and cope with these chronic health conditions. Join this seven-week program to help you continue living your best life! Learn how to maximize your potential
even when a long-term health condition like cognitive impairment or dementia may require you to alter your activities. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. This program will also help you cope with co-existing ongoing health problems like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, mild depression, obesity, cancer and osteoporosis.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:00-12:00 pm | REGISTER
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.
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
Tuesday, May 17, 3:00-4:00 pm | REGISTER
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
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. 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. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Wednesday, May 18, 3:00-4:00pm | REGISTER
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.
Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances
If you or someone you know is facing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another chronic illness, it’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning.
Understanding Alzheimer’s & 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 & 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.
Register for any of our education programs by following the REGISTER links or by calling our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900
You will receive connection information after you register.
For additional education classes, please visit alz.org/crf
Online learning opportunities are also available.
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Statewide & Regional Virtual Support Groups
While based out of certain counties, anyone is welcome to attend support groups regardless of location
ALZConnected (alzconnected.org): a free online message board for caregivers and those who have Alzheimer’s or another related dementia.
If you cannot locate a virtual support group available during a time that works for you, ALZconnected may be a support solution for you.
Register for a support group:
Contact the 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900 or visit ALZ.org/crf
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