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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.

June 22, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
CCPL - Snow Road Branch
2121 Snow Road Parma, OH 44134
To register contact: Phone: 216-661-4240 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:

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 pm to 11:00 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 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.

June 30, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Alzheimer's Association Beachwood
23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300 Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


July 13, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Parma Branch Library
6996 Powers Branch Library Parma, OH 44129
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 Email:


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.

July 18, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Effective Communication Strategies
Avon Senior Center
36784 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


July 19, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
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.

June 02, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Independence Library
6361 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 06, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Avon Towne Center
200 Community Drive Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 08, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Euclid Public Library
631 E. 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 16, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Chardon Public Library
110 East Park Street Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 21, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Avon Towne Center
200 Community Drive Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 22, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Heinen's
8383 Chippewa Road Brecksville, OH 44141
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 23, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road Rocky River, OH 44116
To register contact: Phone: 440-356-0670 Email:


June 23, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Heinen's
30849 Pinetree Road Pepper Pike, OH 44124
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 23, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Andover Community Center
181 S Main Street Andover, OH 44003
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 28, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
The Hotel at Oberlin
10 East College Street Oberlin, OH 44074
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 29, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Jefferson Senior Center
11 E Jefferson Street Jefferson, OH 44047
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 29, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Heinen's
8482 E Washington Street Bainbridge, OH 44022
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 30, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Heinen's Store #15
402 Center Street Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


July 15, 2016 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 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:

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 sign of Alzheimer's and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible. Co sponsored by Independence Village and St. John Medical Center

October 20, 2016 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
North Olmsted Senio Center
28114 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 440-716-4264 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 21, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 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:

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:

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 27, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
The Basics: Memor Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Fairport Harbor Senior Center
1380 East Street Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 06, 2016 10:30 am to 11:00 am
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:


June 08, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
O'Neill Healthcare
4800 Clague Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 440-414-0368 Email:


June 17, 2016 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 20, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Willoughby Senior Center
38032 Brown Avenue Willoughby, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: 440-951-2832 Email:


June 21, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 23, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Eliza Bryant Village
7201 Wade Park Cleveland, OH 44103
To register contact: Phone: 216-658-1814 Email:


June 25, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Lee Memorial AME Church
861 E. 105th Street Cleveland, OH 44108
To register contact: Phone: 216-647-4709 Email:


July 06, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Painesville Central YMCA
933 Mentor Avenue Painesville, OH 44077
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


July 17, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
People Community Church
631 North Rocky River Drive Berea, OH 44017
To register contact: Phone: 440-234-0609 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 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:


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: