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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:

Dementia & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Conference

As the Developmental Disabilites population ages, the risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias increases. Learn more about how this may affect those for whom you provide care. Presentations by Catherine Rush, MBM, CDP; Dr. Alberto Costa, MD, PhD; and Dr. Cameron J. Camp, PhD. 3.0 Hours of CEUs available for day services,SSAs, LSWs, & Nursing. Lunch provided.

August 21, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dementia & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Conference
Solon VFW Post 1863
6340 Melbury Ave. Solon, OH 44139
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:

Dementia Basics and Making Connections

This program defines dementia and its symptoms. We will discuss how these symptoms affect the abilities of people with dementia day to day and some basic ways we can help these individuals. Program will also focus on the 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. Event is hosted by Elmcroft of Lorain and co-sponsored by Always Best Care. Lunch provided. This program is for family and professional caregivers. (2.0 social work CEUs are available)

September 29, 2015 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Dementia Basics and Making Connections
Elmcroft of Lorain
3290 Cooper Foster Park Road Lorain, OH 44053
To register contact: Phone: 440-960-2813 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 12, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Emeritus at Newell Creek
7900 Center Street Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 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.

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:

In The Know: Alzheimer's Research in Cleveland

As the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease rapidly increases, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about this disease. In a collaborative effort with Arden Courts, we invite you to a series of evening programs with local scientists and researchers in the field. Each presenter will focus on their area of expertise, and answering questions presented by the community. RSVP required.

October 07, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dr. Alan Lerner, MD; Director, Brain Health and Memory Center, UH Case Medical Center
Arden Courts Chagrin Falls
8100 E. Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Oh 44023
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:


October 08, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dr. Babak Tousi, MD; Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Arden Courts Westlake
28400 Center Ridge Road Westlake, Oh 44145
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:


October 14, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dr. Deborah Gould; Principal Investigator, Insight Clinical Trials, LLC
Arden Courts Parma
9205 W. Sprague Road Parma, Oh 44133
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 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.

September 03, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
Independence Public Library
6361 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


September 08, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Fairview Public Library
21255 Lorain Road Fairview Park, OH 44126
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


September 10, 2015 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Know The 10 Sign: Early Detection Matters
Solon Public Library
34125 Portz Parkway Solon, OH 44139
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


September 21, 2015 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
North Olmsted Public Library
27403 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


September 24, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Southeast Public Library
70 Columbus Road Bedford, OH 44146
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


October 09, 2015 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road Rocky River, OH 44116
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 13, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Garfield Heights Public Library
5409 Turney Road Garfield Heights, OH 44125
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


October 19, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Berea Public Library
7 Berea Commons Berea, OH 44017
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


October 21, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
South Euclid Public Library
4645 Mayfield Road South Euclid, OH 44121
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs


October 26, 2015 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Brook Park Public Library
6155 Engle Road Brook Park, OH 44142
To register contact: Phone: Email: http://bit.ly/Knowthe10Signs

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.

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 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 20, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Memory Matters Symposium
Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Conference Center
1005 Abbe Road Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-7100 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:

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.

August 28, 2015 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Dwyer Memorial Senior Center
300 Bryson Lane Bay Village, OH 44140
To register contact: Phone: 440-835-6565 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.

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 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 31, 2015 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Windsor Heights
23311 Harvard Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 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
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 19, 2015 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Euclid Public Library
631 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


September 02, 2015 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
CCPL-Parma Branch
6996 Powers Blvd. Parma, OH 44129
To register contact: Phone: 1-800.272-3900 Email:


October 05, 2015 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Chardon Library
110 E. Park St. Geauga, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


November 20, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Hillcrest YMCA
5000 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland, OH 44121
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.

October 22, 2015 8:00am to 9:00am

Enhancing Mealtime
The Gardens of Westlake
27569 Detroit Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 1.877.597.6348 Email:

Promoting Restraint Free Care

This program will examine ways that a resident may be unintentionally restrained and provides information to proactively address their needs and maximize resident autonomy and well-being. 1.0 social work CEU

September 24, 2015 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Promoting Restraint Free Care
Manorcare North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 1.877.597.6348 Email:

Understanding Wandering

Understanding Wandering provides important information about the role of wandering in dementia, offers strategies for promoting safe wandering and provides a model for responding to wandering incidents. 1 Social Work CEU.

October 15, 2015 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Understanding Wandering
O'Neill Healthcare North Olmsted
4800 Clague Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 1.877.597.6348 Email: