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Alzheimer’s Association announces education programs for May, June | Health Matters


SYRACUSE — Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, free education programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter will remain online until further notice. Programs are delivered through an easy-to-use online meeting system available to users on desktop or portable computers, and mobile devices.

“The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term,” said Catherine James, Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter Chief Executive Officer. “Alzheimer’s Association operations will continue, and we will re-evaluate these measures on an ongoing basis and resume in person engagements as soon as we are able, based on public health guidelines.”

The chapter presents more than 500 education programs annually throughout the region. These programs, offered free of charge, information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.

To register for a program and receive instructions for how to join the session, call 315-472-4201 and dial ext. 228 at the prompt.

Upcoming programs include:

— May 3, 9 to 10 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— May 4, 4 to 5:30 p.m.: Special program: Behavior Management in Action: Creative Solutions for Common Challenges and Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— May 6, 2 to 3 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— May 10, 2 to 5:30 p.m.: Living With Alzheimer’s for Middle Stage Caregivers — all parts (intended for caregivers)

— May 12, 9 to 10 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— May 13, 11 a.m. to noon: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— May 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Living With Alzheimer’s for Younger Onset Caregivers — all parts (intended for caregivers)

— May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Special program: Medicaid Changes: What You Need to Know and Legal and Financial Planning (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— May 18, 2 to 3 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— May 20, 9 to 10 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— May 24, 2 to 3 p.m.: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body (intended for the general public)

— May 25, 11 a.m. to noon: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— May 27, 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 2, 11 a.m. to noon: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— June 3, 2 to 3 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 8, 3 to 4 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— June 9, 9 to 10 a.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m.: Special program: Managing Caregiver Expectations and Relationships Across the Alzheimer’s Journey and Effective Communication Strategies (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 16, 10 to 11 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— June 16, 2 to 5:30 p.m.: Living With Alzheimer’s for Early Stage Caregivers— all parts (intended for caregivers)

— June 21, 10 to 11 a.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 23, 2 to 3 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

— June 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m.: In it Together: Dementia, Caregiving and Faith Communities and Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— June 24, 10 to 11 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for the general public)

— June 29, 9 to 10 a.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers)

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