Wide Variety of Alzheimer’s Education Programs Offered in March

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CLEVELAND, OH – Each week in March, the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter will be hosting free virtual Alzheimer’s education programs that can benefit local caregivers.

Offered at various times of the day, the sessions are meant to increase participants’ understanding of the disease, improve their ability to communicate better with someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and understand the newest research about nutrition, exercise and cognitive activity.

To register for any of the sessions, call 800.272.3900. After registering, a Zoom link will be provided. The March education programs are:

Wednesday, March 3 | 4-5p.m.
Dementia Conversations: 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 such as going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future.

Wednesday, March 10 | Noon-1 p.m. ;Wednesday March 24: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages and risk factors, and current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.

Thursday, March 18 | Noon-1 p.m.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Pick up hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations while sheltering in place.

Tuesday, March 30 | 9 a.m. -Noon
Virtual Dementia Care Training
Participants will learn about the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from an individual and their caregiver to gain insight about life with Alzheimer’s, and learn about the legal documents that are essential to managing family affairs. Participants will have an opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney, who specializes in elder law.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal brain disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think, plan, speak, walk. In the United States, more than 5 million people have the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Cleveland Area Chapter supports 160,000 caregivers in the region. There are 50,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in the Chapter’s five county area. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, go to:
https://www.alz.org/