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Caring for the Caregiver

Providing care for someone with dementia can be overwhelming, and it can be easy to neglect your own well-being. Maintaining your own good health is important to your success as a caregiver. Join us for tips on how to care for yourself and your loved one.

September 12, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 14, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 16, 2016 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Caring for the Caregiver
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 18, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Caring for the Cargiver
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 17, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Cleveland Heights Public Library
1925 Coventry Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
To register contact: Phone: 216-321-3400, #2 Email:

Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia

This program is designed for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The presentation will include tips and techniques to improve successful communication, as well as information about common behavioral changes and how to intervene.

August 23, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia
Visiting Angels
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 24, 2016 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia
Visiting Angels
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 27, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia
Visiting Angels
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Dementia Care Training

Dementia Care Training is a FREE program for both family and professional caregivers who provide care to those with dementia-related diseases. This program provides an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, teaches effective communication techniques, gives ideas on how to engage those with cognitive problems, and provides strategies for managing challenging behavior. Four social work CEUs are available. Please plan to bring a brown bag lunch.

August 24, 2016 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Euclid Public Library
631 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 21, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Fairview Park Senior Center
20769 Lorain Road Fairview Park, OH 44126
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 18, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Chardon Public Library
110 East Park Street Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 15, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Cleveland Heights Senior Center
1 Monticello Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

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 to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

August 15, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 17, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 19, 2016 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Effective Communication Strategies
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 28, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Avon Place
32900 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-937-6201 Email:


October 12, 2016 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
The Heights
2801 E Royalton Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 09, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Effective Communication Strategies
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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.

September 14, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 am
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Lastest Research
West Geauga Senior Center
12646 West Geauga Plaza Chesterland, OH 44026
To register contact: Phone: 440-721-1416 Email:


September 27, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


December 08, 2016 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Healthy Living for You Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

This workshop will stress the importance of early detection for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. As 10 million baby boomers risk developing Alzheimer's, early detection of the disease becomes critical to future planning. Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer's and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible.

August 09, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Manor Care
23225 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 216-217-1924 Email:


August 16, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 07, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Independence Village
345 Lear Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-7100 Email:


October 06, 2016 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-998-4415 Email:


October 20, 2016 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
North Olmsted Senior Center
28114 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 440-716-4264 Email:

Know the Ten Signs and Planning for the Future

The Alzheimer’s Association and Otium Financial Planners will collaborate to present a program that incorporates “Know the Ten Signs”, a discussion of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and the importance of early detection of the disease, followed by question and answer sessions with an attorney and financial planner. Topics in the Q&A sessions will include wills, and estate and financial planning. Refreshments will be provided.

October 12, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the Ten Signs and Planning for the Future
Otium Financial Planners
35400 Chardon Road Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: 440-252-2449 Email:

Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective

Learn about Alzheimer's disease from a person who is living with it . . . You won't want to miss this inspiring program that will feature a person in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease who will share how one learns to live with Alzheimer's disease.

September 20, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 880-272-3900 Email:

Memory Matters Symposium

A free conference dedicated to educating family and caregivers and empowering those touched by dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Professional speakers from community, Alzheimer's Association will be present to answer questions. Independence Village of Avon Lake StoryPoint is sponsoring.

October 19, 2016 10:15 am to 11:15 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon at the Emerald Center
33040 Just Imagine Drive Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-7100 Email:

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

This program is designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss,issues and what they mean for all of us. It incorporates video interviews with professionals, patients with dementia,and caregivers discussing real-life issues.

July 28, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Heinen's
30849 Pinetree Road Pepper Pike, OH 44124
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 01, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia andAlzheimer's Disease
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 03, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 05, 2016 7:30 am to 8:30 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 18, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Mentor Senior Center
8484 Munson Road Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 Email:


August 25, 2016 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:


August 31, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Country Neighbor
39 S Maple Street Orwell, OH 44076
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 14, 2016 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Avon Lake Towne Center
200 Community Campus Drive Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-6700 Email: bperrier@sprengerhealthcare.com


September 17, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Lee Memorial A.M.E. Church
861 E. 105th Street Cleveland, OH 44108
To register contact: Phone: 216-647-4709 Email:


September 29, 2016 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Fox
Southwest General Health Center
18697 Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 09, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Mandel JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Road Cleveland, OH 44121
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Understanding 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.

August 04, 2016 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
7000 Cochran Road Solon, OH 44139
To register contact: Phone: 440-914-7414 Email:


August 04, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
7000 Cochran Road Solon, OH 44139
To register contact: Phone: 440-914-7414 Email:


August 16, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 29, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understand Dementia Related Behavior
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 31, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 02, 2016 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 13, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email: