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Cleveland Area Chapter - Education Programs


Community Education
Easing the Stress of the Holidays- Webinar Series

This program is designed to give caregivers helpful hints and tips that will be useful during the holiday season while caring for their loved one with dementia. How can my family dinner be less stressful? What might be an appropriate gift for my loved one with dementia? How can everyone be included in holiday preparations? These questions, and more, will be discussed.

October 15, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 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 18, 2015 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116
To register contact: Phone: 440.356.0670 Email:

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

This program was designed to provide research based recommendations about taking care of our brains and bodies in order to age as well as possible to healthy individuals of any age. PLEASE NOTE: If you have concerns about your memory, or have Alzheimer's disease- please contact the Alzheimer's Association to speak to someone about other programs that are available.

May 07, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Arden Courts of Westlake
28400 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-9275 Email:


June 24, 2015 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Avon Senior Center
36784 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-934-2417 Email:

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You- Webinar


June 03, 2015 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Webinar
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June 18, 2015 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Webinar
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Improving Communication- Webinar Series

This program identifies challenges faced by people with dementia. It incorporates techniques used to improve non-verbal communication, and how to best approach a person with Alzheimer's or dementia.

July 16, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Improving Communication Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 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.

June 22, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
St. Frances Cabrini
2143 Homewood Drive Lorain, OH 44055
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 Email:

Know the Ten Signs- Webinar Series

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.

December 17, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Know the Ten Signs Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 Email:

Making Connections for Caregivers with an Art Focus

This program describes social needs, and provides tools and techniques to assist with having meaningful interactions with a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Participants will also be treated to a special preview of Art in the Afternoon tours. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Arts and Medical Institute.

September 30, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Making Connections for Caregivers with an Art Focus
Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus
1950 Richmond Rd. Lyndhurst, OH 44124
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 Email:

Making Connections- Webinar Series

This program describes social needs, and provides tools and techniques to assist in having meaningful interactions with a person that has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

May 21, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Making Connections Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 Email:

Now What Was I Saying?

This interactive workshop will explain the basics of how the brain works, the primary principles of memory, some techniques to improve memory and things you can do for improving overall brain health

May 27, 2015 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Now What Was I Saying?
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


May 28, 2015 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
French Creek YMCA
2010 Recreation Lane Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

Planning Ahead; Summer Schedules, Travel Tips, and More!- Webinar Series

As the summer months approach, many households will be adjusting to schedule changes and upcoming vacation plans. When caregiving for someone with memory loss, it is important to support them by planning ahead for these changes. Are you planning a vacation with someone that has memory loss? Are you planning a vacation for yourself, and looking for safe care options for your loved one? Join us as we discuss this and more.

May 06, 2015 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Planning Ahead; Summer Schedules, Travel Tips, and More! - Webinar
To register, please visit:
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May 21, 2015 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Planning Ahead; Summer Schedules, Travel Tips, and More! - Webinar
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
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Planning for the Future: Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia - Webinar

This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who was to learn more about what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs. Many times individuals wait until an emergency arrives to complete the legal documents, this program will assist with knowing the information to get in place EARLY.

September 17, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Planning for the Future: Legal & Financial Planning for People with Dementia Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 Email:

Research and Alzheimer’s disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure - Webinar

As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about this disease. Learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer’s disease, and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure.

June 18, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Research and Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure- Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 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.

May 15, 2015 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Shaker Place Apartments
3600 Northfield Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:


June 11, 2015 10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:

Tuesday Talks on Dementia

Join us for a series of health talks in collaboration with Lakewood Hospital on various topics related to dementia and caring for those with dementia. Snacks will be provided, please RSVP.

May 05, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Legal & Financial Matters- What You Need to Know
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:


June 02, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dementia Care- It Takes a Village!
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:


July 07, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Value of Music and Nature
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:


August 04, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Driving Conundrum- How Denial +Dementia= Disaster
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:


September 01, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Joyce Geib, Physical Therapist Home "Safe" Home- Ways to Protect the Patient
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:


October 06, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Why Self-Care Matters as Caregivers
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:


November 03, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Lakewood Hospital
1450 Belle Ave- 2nd Floor Lakewood, OH 44107
To register contact: Phone: 216-227-2273 Email:

Understanding Behavior- Webinar Series

This program describes some of the ways that dementia can affect behavior, as well as why a person with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia may behave in a certain way.

August 20, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Understanding Behaviors Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 Email:

Understanding Dementia Care with Teepa Snow and Cameron Camp

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, Breakfast and Meet & Greet Enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to meet with our featured presenter, Teepa Snow. You will also be able to talk to area providers of supplies and services that can help you in your care for people that you meet and work with every day. 9:00 am – 10:30 am Confrontational vs. Supportive Communication: A Person-Centered Approach to Care Join Senior Helpers and Teepa Snow for an interactive seminar that will provide essential information on how to recognize selected key differences between dementia and forgetfulness and identifying changes in the brain that result in typical changes in behavior and function. 10:30 am – 10:45 am Intermission 10:45 am – 11:30 am Music and Art Therapy Dr. Cameron Camp, internationally-known research scientist in the field of aging, will present ideas to help people with dementia live a meaningful and engaging life. 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion with Teepa Snow & Dr. Cameron Camp. Performance by the Bell Choir of Gardens at Westlake.

May 20, 2015 8:00 am to 12:15 pm
Understanding Dementia Care with Teepa Snow and Cameron Camp
North Olmsted Senior Center Community Cabin
28114 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: Email: https://www.regonline.com/akron2015morning

What Individuals Living with Memory Loss Want & Need from Medical Professionals

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Registration, Meet & Greet Enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to meet with our featured presenter, Teepa Snow. You will also be able to talk to area providers of supplies and services that can help you in your care for people that you meet and work with every day. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Successful Interactions for Families and Health Care Providers Teepa Snow will present an interactive seminar that will provide essential information on how to recognize selected key differences between dementia and forgetfulness and identifying changes in the brain that result in typical changes in behavior and function. 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Lake County Council on Aging and Geriatric Assessment Program (GAP)

May 20, 2015 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
What Individuals Living with Memory Loss Want & Need from Medical Professionals
Lake West Medical Center- Main Auditorium
36000 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: Email: https://www.regonline.com/akron2015afternoon

Who Should I Call?- Webinar Series

Knowing some of the resources that are available in your community can help you to be a more successful caregiver, as well as to relieve some of the stress of caregiving. The Education Team at the Cleveland Area Chapter will talk about community resources, highlight the FREE services available through our chapter, and answer your questions.

November 19, 2015 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Who Should I Call? Webinar


To register contact: Phone: 440-478-5640 Email:

Professional Education
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.

May 19, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Lorain County Office on Aging
320 North Gateway Boulevard - 2nd Floor Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 15, 2015 9:00am to 3:00pm

Dementia Care Training
Alzheimer's Association (Beachwood Office)
23215 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 300 Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


July 15, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Fairview Park Senior Center
20769 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, OH 44126
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

Enhancing Mealtime

Teaches the importance of proper nutrition and approaches for challenging mealtime situations. 1.0 social work CEU available.

June 10, 2015 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Enhancing Mealtime
Normandy Care Center
22709 Lake Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:

Making Connections

This program describes social needs, and provides tools and techniques to assist with having meaningful interactions with a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 1.0 social work CEU available.

May 13, 2015 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Making Connections
Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve
2116 Dover Center Rd. Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:

Research and Alzheimer's disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure (Professionals)

As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about this disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer’s disease, and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure. 1.0 social work CEU available.

June 17, 2015 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Research and Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Life Care Center of Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:

Understanding Behaviors Professional Program

This program describes some of the ways that dementia can affect behavior, as well as why a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia may behave in certain ways. Discussion about when behavior becomes a concern, and the Cues and Clues model are included. 1.0 social work CEU available

June 19, 2015 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Understanding Behaviors Professional Program
Westlake Village
28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email: