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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.

May 07, 2014 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Communication and Behavior Changes in People with Dementia
Anna Maria Adult Day
23000 Chagrin Blvd. Pepper Pike
To register contact: Phone: 440.591.3887 Email:


May 20, 2014 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Communication and Behavior Changes in People with Dementia
The Heights
2801 E. Royalton Rd. Broadview Heights
To register contact: Phone: 440.584.9433 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:

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.

June 27, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Improving Communication Webinar
To register, please visit:
http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EA52DB89854E38
To register contact: Phone: 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.

April 21, 2014 10:45 am to 11:45 am
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Elyria Parks and Recreation Dept.
1101 Prospect Street Elyria
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


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:

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.

July 23, 2014 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Arden Courts of Parma
9205 W Sprague Rd. Parma
To register contact: Phone: 440.886.5858 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.

May 07, 2014 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Lake Pointe health Center
3364 Kolbe Rd. Lorain
To register contact: Phone: 440.282.2244 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 learn about Art in the Afternoon Tours for individuals with memory loss that are hosted at Cleveland Clinic in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

April 23, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Making Connections for Caregivers with an Art Focus
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 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

April 23, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
Mandel JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Rd. Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


May 14, 2014 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Now What Was I Saying?
Lakewood Senior Center
16024 Madison Avenue Lakewood
To register contact: Phone: 216.529.5000 Email:


May 15, 2014 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
The Elms Retirement Community
136 S. Main Street Wellington
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

Now What Was I Saying?- Kemper House Series

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. Registration and dinner provided by Kemper House will begin at 5:30 pm.

May 08, 2014 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying? - Kemper House Series
Kemper House
10890 Prospect Rd. Strongsville
To register contact: Phone: 440.235.5500 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.

April 25, 2014 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Partnering With Your Doctor
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Rd. Strongsville
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


May 14, 2014 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Partnering With Your Doctor
Arden Courts of Parma
9205 Sprague Rd Parma
To register contact: Phone: 440.886.5858 Email:


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:

Planning Ahead; Summer Schedules, Travel Tips, and More!- Webinar Series

As the summer months approach, many households will be adjusting to schedule changes and upcoming vacation plans. When caregiving for someone with memory loss, it is important to support them by planning ahead for these changes. Are you planning a vacation with someone that has memory loss? Are you planning a vacation for yourself, and looking for safe care options for your loved one? Join us as we discuss this and more.

May 30, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Planning Ahead; Summer Schedules, Travel Tips, and More! Webinar Series
To register, please visit:
http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EA52D98287483E
To register contact: Phone: 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.

July 15, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Cleveland Heights Senior Center
One Monticello Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure- Kemper House Series

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. Registration and dinner provided by Kemper House begins at 5:30 pm.

May 15, 2014 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Research and Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure - Kemper House Series
Kemper House
10890 Prospect Rd. Strongsville
To register contact: Phone: 440.235.5500 Email:

The Basics- Webinar Series

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.

April 25, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Webinar Series - The Basics
To register, please visit:
http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EA52DB89844730
To register contact: Phone: 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.

April 30, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Langston Hughes Center
2390 E. 79th Street Cleveland
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


June 20, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Mandel JCC
1500 Warrensville Center Rd. Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


August 27, 2014 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Arden Courts of Parma
9205 W Sprague Rd. Parma
To register contact: Phone: 440.886.5858 Email:

Tuesday Talks on Dementia: Alzheimer's Association, Ask the Expert

A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will provide an overview of the beneficial services and resources available for the community. Program sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

June 03, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday Talks on Dementia: Alzheimer's Association, Ask the Expert
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
1450 Belle Avenue Lakewood
To register contact: Phone: 216.227.2273 Email:

Tuesday Talks on Dementia: To Drive or Not to Drive, That is the Question

This session will address the complicated issue of driving with dementia. Education program provided by Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

May 06, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday Talks: To Drive or Not to Drive, That is the Question
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
1450 Belle Avenue Lakewood
To register contact: Phone: 216.227.2273 Email:

Understanding Behaviors and Making Connections

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.

September 03, 2014 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Understanding Behaviors and Making Connections
The Welsh Home
22199 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River
To register contact: Phone: 1.877.597.6348 Email:


October 22, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Understanding Behaviors and Making Connections
Mandell JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Road Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:

Professional Education
Dementia Care Training

Dementia Care Training is a 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. The program is FREE for family caregivers*. The cost for professional caregivers is $50. Four social work CEUs are available.

May 07, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dementia Care Training
Ashtabula County Medical Center
2420 Lake Ave Ashtabula
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


June 12, 2014 9 am to 3 pm

Dementia Care Training
Alzheimer's Association
23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300 Beachwood, OH 44122
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.

May 14, 2014 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Improving Communication
The Welsh Home
22199 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River
To register contact: Phone: 1.877.597.6348 Email:


August 08, 2014 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Improving Communication
Mandel JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Rd. Cleveland Heights
To register contact: Phone: 1.800.272.3900 Email:


September 17, 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: