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Cleveland Area Chapter - Education Programs


Community Education
Communication and Behavior Changes in People 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. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an expert.

October 02, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Communication & Behavior Changes in People with Dementia
Ru Clare Adult Day Care
23175 Commerce Park Beachwood
To register contact: Phone: 800.272.3900 Email:

Connecting in Search of a Cure

Get the 411 on medical advances and the impact on medical care for you and your loved ones. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Hospice of The Western Reserve and The Gathering Place.

November 06, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Connecting in Search of a Cure
Warrensville Heights Library
4451 Northfield Road Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 216.595.9546 Email:

Connecting with Your Loved Ones & Yourself

Learn how to talk with, listen to and support a loved one when they are facing a health challenge. Tips will also be provided on ways to care for yourself while caring for your loved one. An interactive evening that will provide helpful information and an opportunity to engage with others. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Hospice of The Western Reserve and The Gathering Place.

October 16, 2014 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Connecting with Your Loved Ones and Yourself
Warrensville Hts Family YMCA
4433 Northfield Road Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 216.518.9622 Email:


October 23, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Connecting with Your Loved Ones & Yourself
Warrensville Heights Library
4415 Northfield Road Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 216.595.9546 Email:

Connecting with Your Physician

Learn the importance of partnering with your physician and health care team. Learn the importance of indluding your caregiver in the conversation. Learn how to ask the important questions that patients and caregivers are hesitant to ask. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Hospice of The western Reserve and The Gathering Place.

October 30, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Connecting with Your Physician
Warrensville Heights Library
4415 Northfield Road Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 216.595.9546 Email:


November 06, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30
Connecting with Your Physician
Warrensville Hts YMCA
4433 Northfield Road Warrensville Hts
To register contact: Phone: 216-518-9622 Email:

Dementia Basics and Improving Communication- Elmcroft Series

This is the first of a two-part series being offered to family and professional caregivers who want to know about the symptoms of dementia, changes that occur in the brain, and tips and techniques on how to improve communication with someone who has dementia. This program is co-sponsored by Elmcroft of Lorain and Always Best Care. Refreshments provided. 2 social work CEUs available.

October 07, 2014 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dementia Basics and Improving Communications - Elmcroft Series
Elmcroft of Lorain
3290 Cooper Foster Park Road Lorain
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 05, 2014 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Arden Courts of Parma
9205 W Sprague Rd Parma
To register contact: Phone: 440.886.5858 Email:


November 18, 2014 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
The Heights
2801 E. Royalton Rd., Broadview Heights
To register contact: Phone: 440.584.9433 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 09, 2014 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays- Webinar Series
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
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October 31, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays- Webinar Series
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
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Foley Lecture 2014- Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

The Cleveland Area Chapter is proud to welcome Dr. Kristine Yaffe, M.D., Vice-Chair of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco as well as the Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Yaffe will be speaking on modifiable risk factors for cognitive aging that could have a significant impact on public health. Up to half of Alzheimers cases could be due to these factors which include cardiovascular risk factors, cognitive and physical activity, sleep quality, and depression. Dr. Yaffe will present compelling evidence for the role of chronic disease and lifestyle risk factors of interest. In addition, she will discuss the possible implications of these latest findings for healthy cognitive aging and the promising next steps for the future of dementia prevention. Registration at 3:00 pm, program will begin promptly at 3:30 pm. 1.0 Social Work CEU available.

November 12, 2014 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dr. Kristine Yaffe, M.D. Foley Lecture 2014- Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Dementia
Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Road Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Janie Chambers Phone: 216-342-5570 Email: jchambers@alz.org

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.

October 22, 2014 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
Bradley Bay Assisted Living
605 Bradley Rd. Bay Village
To register contact: Phone: 1.877.597.6348 Email:


October 28, 2014 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville
To register contact: Phone: 440.580.3275 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.

September 26, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs- Webinar Series
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
To register contact: Phone: 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.

September 17, 2014 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Devon Oaks
2345 Crocker Road Westlake
To register contact: Phone: 440.250.2300 Email:


November 04, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville
To register contact: Phone: 440.580.3275 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

October 02, 2014 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville
To register contact: Phone: 440.580.3275 Email:


October 14, 2014 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road Rocky River
To register contact: Phone: 440.356.0670 Email:

Partnering With Your Doctor

This workshop addresses the importance of partnering with the physician, assessing one's behavior when visiting the physician, and challenges in physician/caregiver interaction. Attendees will receive tools and handouts to assist with preparing for doctor's visits.

October 21, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Partnering with Your Doctor
Cleveland Heights Senior Center
One Monticello Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


December 05, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Partnering with Your Doctor
Mandel JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Rd. Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

So You've Reached Your Golden Years. What's Next?

The Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter will co-sponsor this Cleveland Clinic Community Connections Health Talk. Dr. Ronan Factora, MD; Dr. Toribio Flores, MD; and Dr. David Sholiton, MD will discuss the changes happen in our bodies as we age, warning signs of dementia, and hearing loss. Join us at Crown Centre II as we explore these topics. To attend, please call 216.444.3641 (locally) or 800.548.8502. Register online at clevelandclinic.org/healthtalks

October 02, 2014 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
So You've Reached Your Golden Years. What's Next?
Cleveland Clinic Independence- Family Health Center
5001 Rockside Rd. 8th Floor, Conference Room B&C Independence
To register contact: Phone: 216-444-3641 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.

November 12, 2014 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Warrensville Heights Civic & Senior Center
4567 Green Road Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 216.587.1250 Email:

Understanding Behaviors and Making Connections- Elmcroft Series

The second session of the two-part series will focus on understanding the common behaviors of dementia with tips on ways to respond. In addition we'll discuss how to give people a sense of purpose everyday and appropriate activities to keep people engaged in life. This program is co-sponsored by Elmcroft of Lorain and Always Best Care. Refreshments provided. Program is for family and professional caregivers. 2 social work CEUs available.

October 21, 2014 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Understanding Behaviors and Making Connections- Elmcroft Series
Elmcroft of Lorain
3290 Cooper Foster Park Road Lorain
To register contact: Phone: 440.960.2813 Email:

Understanding Behaviors Community 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.

October 22, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Understanding Behaviors
Mandell JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Road Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 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 13, 2014 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Who Should I Call?- Webinar Series
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
To register contact: Phone: Email:


November 21, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Who Should I Call?- Webinar Series
To register, please visit:
www.anymeeting.com/alzcleveland
To register contact: Phone: 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.

September 24, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
CCPL - Parma Branch
6996 Powers Boulevard Parma
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


October 17, 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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


November 18, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Geauga Department on Aging
12555 Ravenwood Drive Chardon
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


March 17, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center
1 Monticello Blvd Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


April 16, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Lake County Council on Aging
8520 East Avenue Mentor
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


May 19, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Lorain County Office on Aging
320 North Gateway Boulevard - 2nd Floor Elyria
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

Improving Communication

We will discuss communication challenges faced by people with dementia, as well as review tips and techniques for communicating with someone who has dementia. 1.0 social work CEU available.

September 18, 2014 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Improving Communication
Brighton Gardens
27819 Center Ridge Rd Westlake
To register contact: Phone: 440.808.0074 Email: