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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.

April 19, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


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:

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.

February 17, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Effective Communication Stategies
Manor Care
23225 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:


February 26, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Brookdale Wickliffe
30630 Ridge Road Wickliffe, OH 44092
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 02, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Brookdale Richmond Heights
3 Homewood Drive Richmond Heights
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 29, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home
21800 Chardon Road Euclid, OH 44117
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


April 26, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Emerald Village
30344 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 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.

April 26, 2016 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Anchor Lodge
3756 W Erie Avenue Lorain, OH 44053
To register contact: Phone: 440-308-5750 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.

March 03, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 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 elder law attorney.

May 04, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Legal & Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Brookdale Richmond Heights
3 Homewood Drive Richmond Heights, OH 44143
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.

April 27, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Willoughby Public Library
30 East Spaulding Street Willoughby, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Reframing Challenging Behaviors When Dementia Is In The Picture

This session is designed to help care providers and community leaders better understand why the person they are trying to help frequently exhibits difficult or challenging behaviors that make care assistance problematic or even impossible to deliver. The first part of the session will help them more accurately understand many of the commonly occurring ‘behaviors’ they are experiencing with the person they are trying to help. The next part of session will focus on looking beyond the disease for other possible factors that may be causing or contributing to the challenging behavior. Key factors such as: life-long personality traits and life experiences and preferences, environmental conditions and cues, other medical, sensory, or psychological conditions, the structure and flow of the day, and caregiver skills and approaches will be discussed with examples. Finally, a problem-solving approach will be presented to help reduce the intensity, frequency or occurrence of challenging behaviors as well as guidance in determining “Is it Worth It?” and “Letting It Go!” for healthier relationships and better outcomes. 2.0 Social Work CEU Available Space is Limited, Please call to register.

February 10, 2016 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Reframing Challenging Behaviors When Dementia Is In The Picture
Kemper House Strongsville
10890 Prospect Road Strongsville, OH 44149
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 Email:

Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure

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.

March 22, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


April 05, 2016 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Bradley Bay
605 Bradley Road Bay Village, OH 44140
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 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.

February 12, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Mandell JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Ctr. Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 08, 2016 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Lithuanian Hall
877 East 185th Street Cleveland, OH 44119
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 15, 2016 8:00 am to 9:00 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Gardens at Westlake
27569 Detroit Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:


March 16, 2016 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
The Heights
2801 E. Royalton Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
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:

UH/St. John Medical Center Round Table Health Talk Series

Topics will include information on Brain Health, Alzheimer's disease, and Medication. Presented by Tanvir Syed, MD and an interactive panel of health experts including the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter. Dinner sponsored by Brighton Gardens

March 24, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
UH/ST. John Medical Center Round Table Health Take Series
St. John Medical Center
29000 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 887-597-6348 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.

May 25, 2016 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Our House Westlake
27633 Bassett Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:

Understanding the Different Dementias

Over the past five to 10 years, significant progress has been made in differential diagnosis and in tailoring treatments and interventions to each type of dementia. Current understanding is that labeling someone as having “dementia” in the early stages of the condition is inadequate for best quality care management. This session is designed to provide information about the various forms of dementia. It highlights the importance of noticing early signs of changes in cognition and behavior that are NOT consistent with normal aging. Depression, delirium, and dementia are discussed and differences and connections are presented. The session provides specific and distinguishing characteristics of some of the more common forms of dementia including: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and fronto-temporal dementias. Part of the session also focuses on how care and expectations may need to be changed for each condition as well as for those individuals with mixed picture dementia. Finally, the session will provide support for those providing care to be better advocates and partners for each type. Please call to register, Space is Limited. 2.0 Social Work CEU Available

February 10, 2016 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Understanding the Different Dementias- One Size Does NOT Fit All!
Kemper House Highland Heights
407 Golfview Lane Highland Heights, OH 44143
To register contact: Phone: 1-800-272-3900 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.

February 23, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 23, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
CCPL - Strongsville Branch
18700 Westwood Drive Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


April 19, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Lake County Council on Aging
8520 East Avenue Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


May 18, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
French Creek YMCA
2010 Recreation Lane Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


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: