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UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. The program will be held online on Tuesday, June 9 from 11 a.m. — 12 p.m. CST. To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit https://bit.ly/2M0XCHM. Registration is required. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

June 16

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR DEMENTIA

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. The program will be held online on Tuesday, June 16 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. CST. To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit https://bit.ly/2X6uB3U. Registration is required. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

June 27

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: YOUNGER-ONSET

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? Join us for this program that provides 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. The program will be held online on Saturday, June 27 from 10 -11 a.m. CST. To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit https://bit.ly/2X1qWUS. Registration is required. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

June 29

MEMORY CAFE

The Memory Café is a social group where people with memory loss and their care partners can enjoy time together and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. The Cafe will be held virtually on Monday, June 29 from 2:30 p.m. -3 p.m. CST. Registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900 or visiting Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.