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Cleveland Area Chapter - Education Programs


Community Education
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 01, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Emeritus at Newell Creek
7900 Center Street Mentor
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:

Easing the Stress of the Holidays

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 parent with dementia? How can everyone be included in the holiday preparations? These questions and more will be discussed.

November 05, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Emeritus at Newell Creek
7900 Center Street Mentor
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:

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.

June 25, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Brighton Gardens
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440.808.0074 Email:


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

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 18, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Ames Family Hospice House- Hospice of the Western Reserve
30080 Hospice Way Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:


June 23, 2015 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Avon Senior Center
36784 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-934-2417 Email:


July 23, 2015 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Ashtabula County Nursing & Rehab
5740 Dibble Road Kingsville, OH 44048
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 Email:

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You- Webinar

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.

June 03, 2015 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Webinar
To register please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
To register contact: Phone: Email:


June 18, 2015 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Webinar
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
To register contact: Phone: Email:

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 04, 2015 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Know The Ten Sign: Early Detection Matters
Larchwood Village
4110 Rocky River Drive Cleveland, OH 44135
To register contact: Phone: 440.458.0710 Email:


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:


July 21, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
Emeritus at Newell Creek
7900 Center Street Mentor
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 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:

Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future

This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to prepare to finance long-term care. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney who specializes in Elder Law.

May 28, 2015 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Medicare Options & Veterans' Aid Made Easy
Maplewood at Heather Hill
12350 Bass Lake Road Chardon
To register contact: Phone: 44--285-3300 Email:


August 19, 2015 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Legal & Financial Issues- Planning for the Future
Premier Behavioral Health Services
8701 Mentor Ave Mentor
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 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. Free parking and refreshments provided. 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:

Memory Loss and Aging

Dr. Lynn Chrismer, geriantrician for the Cleveland Clinic Lorain Institute, will present a program on Memory Loss and Aging. This program will be at the in conjunction with the 9am-11:30am Flag Day Health Fair. Community members are invited to attend the presentation and stop by the health fair before or after the speaker. Free continental breakfast provided while supplies lasts. Alzheimer's Association will be present to answer questions on the free services available. Co-Sponsors include: Elyria Public Library, Lorain County Office on Aging, and Comfort Keepers.

June 12, 2015 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Memory Loss and Aging
Elyria Public Library
1194 West River Road N. Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 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 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.

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.

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:

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
Caring for the Caregiver- for Professionals

This program will identify the symptoms of caregiver stress, and discuss the physical, personal, and emotional indicators of stress. Tips and techniques to support the caregiver will also be included. 1.0 social work CEU

June 19, 2015 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Caring for the Caregiver
Ames Family Hospice House- Hospice of the Western Reserve
30080 Hospice Way Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 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 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:

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: