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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.

January 31, 2017 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Jewish Family Service Association
24075 Commerce Park Blvd. Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-755-1116 Email:


February 07, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Communication and Dementia-Related Behavior in Spanish

Communication is more than just talking and listening. Someone with Alzheimer's disease may lose the ability to use words and the family will need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease and learn strategies to connect and communicate. This program will be delivered in Spanish.

May 18, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Communication and Dementia related Behavior in Spanish
Sagrada Familia Church
7719 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 440-263-6346 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.

February 22, 2017 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:


March 13, 2017 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Dementia Care Training
Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Drive Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-934-4743 Email: lorainpubliclibrary.org


April 18, 2017 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 23, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 28, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Alzheimer's Association Beachwood
23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Differences between Normal Aging and Alzheimer's in Spanish

Our memory changes as we age; however it is sometimes difficult to identify a typical change related to normal aging and the warning signs of Alzheimer's. This program teaches you how to identify the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. This program will be delivered in Spanish.

January 19, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Differences between normal aging and Alzheimer's in Spanish
Sagrada Familia Church
7719 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 440-263-6346 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.

December 09, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
West Geauga Senior Center
12646 West Geauga Plaza Chesterland, OH 44026
To register contact: Phone: 440-721-1416 Email:


December 16, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
O'Neill Healthcare
4800 Clague Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 440-734-9933 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.

January 09, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Westlake United Methodist Church
27650 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


January 17, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Clear Vista Health & Wellness
3364 Kolbe Road, Suite 200 Lorain, OH 44053
To register contact: Phone: 440-960-7971 Email:


February 02, 2017 5:00 pm Registration to 5:30 pm Program
Effective Communication Strategies
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:


March 06, 2017 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Wesleyan Village
807 West Avenue Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-284-9215 Email:


May 23, 2017 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Effective Communication Strategies
Independence Village
345 Lear Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-7100 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.

December 08, 2016 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Healthy Living for You Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:


January 18, 2017 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Wickliffe Senir Center
900 Worden Road Wickliffe, OH 44092
To register contact: Phone: 440-373-5015 Email:


January 23, 2017 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Wesleyan Village
807 West Avenue Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-284-9215 Email:


January 27, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Menorah Park - Center for Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-839-6685 Email:


February 20, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Altenheim Senior Living
18715 Shurmer Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-238-9001 Email:


March 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


April 05, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Independence Village
345 Lear Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-7100 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.

December 21, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Geneva Community Center
72 West Main Street Geneva, OH 44041
To register contact: Phone: 440-998-0680 Email:


January 17, 2017 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Conneaut Human Resources Center
327 Mill Street Conneaut, OH 44030
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


February 03, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Mandel JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44121
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


February 06, 2017 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Wesleyan Village
807 West Avenue Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-284-9215 Email:


April 25, 2017 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:

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.

March 16, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:

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.

June 14, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
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.

February 08, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


June 01, 2017 5:00 pm Registration to 5:30 pm Program
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspecive
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:

Our Brain and Enhancing our Memory in Spanish

Have you asked yourself how our brains work? This program is intended for people of all ages interested in learning how the brain works so that we can age as well as possible. This program will be delivered in Spanish.

March 16, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Our Brain and to enhance our Memory in Spanish
Sagrada Familia Church
7719 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 440-263-6346 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.

May 02, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Drive Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-892-6203 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.

December 08, 2016 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Suburban Pavilion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
20265 Emery Road North Randall, OH 44128
To register contact: Phone: 216-475-8880 Email:


December 15, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village
605 Bradley Road Bay Village, OH 44140
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


January 25, 2017 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:


February 20, 2017 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Wesleyan Village
807 West Avenue Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-284-9215 Email:


April 26, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Anchor Lodge
3756 W Erie Avenue Lorain, OH 44053
To register contact: Phone: 440-308-5750 Email:


September 25, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Maplewood at Chardon
12350 Bass Lake Road Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 440-285-3300 Email:


September 27, 2017 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 Heights, 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.

December 13, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Windsor Heights Alzheimer's Special Care Center
23311 Harvard Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


December 14, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Keystone Pointe
383 Opportunity Way Lagrange, OH 44050
To register contact: Phone: 440-355-4616 Email:


December 20, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Keystone Pointe
383 Opportunity Way Lagrange, OH 44050
To register contact: Phone: 440-355-4616 Email:


December 21, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
LIFE
591 Ferndale Avenue Vermilion, OH 44089
To register contact: Phone: 440-935-3506 Email:


March 27, 2017 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Wesleyan Village
807 West Avenue Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-284-9215 Email:


April 06, 2017 5:00 pm Registration to 5:30 pm Program
Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email: