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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.

October 18, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Caring for the Cargiver
Independence Community Center
6363 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 17, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Cleveland Heights Public Library
1925 Coventry Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
To register contact: Phone: 216-321-3400, #2 Email:


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:

Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals 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.

September 28, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia
West Bay Center of Ohio
27601 Westchester Parkway Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 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.

October 18, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Chardon Public Library
110 East Park Street Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 15, 2016 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Cleveland Heights Senior Center
1 Monticello Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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

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.

October 26, 2016 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Eastlake Senior Center
1580 East 332nd Street Eastlake, OH 44095
To register contact: Phone: 440-975-4268 Email:


November 29, 2016 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Wickliffe Senior Center
900 Worden Road Wickliffe, OH 44092
To register contact: Phone: 440-373-5015 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.

September 28, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Avon Place
32900 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-937-6201 Email:


October 12, 2016 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
The Heights
2801 E Royalton Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-584-9433 Email:


October 26, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Keystone Pointe
383 Opportunity Way Lagrange, OH 44050
To register contact: Phone: 440-355-4616 Email:


November 09, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Effective Communication Strategies
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 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.

September 27, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


September 27, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Healthy Living for the Brain and Body:Tips from the Latest Research
Willoughby Senior Center
38032 Brown Avenue Willoughby, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: 440-951-2832 Email:


September 28, 2016 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Shaker Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation
3550 Northfield Road Shaker Heights, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-752-5600 Email:


September 28, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Heinen's
8383 Chippewa Road Brecksville, OH 44141
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 05, 2016 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Anchor Lodge
3756 W Erie Avenue Lorain, OH 44053
To register contact: Phone: 440-308-5750 Email:


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:

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 04, 2016 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Wickliffe Senior Center
900 Worden Road Wickliffe, OH 44092
To register contact: Phone: 440-373-5015 Email:


October 06, 2016 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-998-4415 Email:


October 20, 2016 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
North Olmsted Senior Center
28114 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
To register contact: Phone: 440-716-4264 Email:

Know the Ten Signs and Planning for the Future

The Alzheimer’s Association and Otium Financial Planners will collaborate to present a program that incorporates “Know the Ten Signs”, a discussion of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and the importance of early detection of the disease, followed by question and answer sessions with an attorney and financial planner. Topics in the Q&A sessions will include wills, and estate and financial planning. Refreshments will be provided.

October 12, 2016 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the Ten Signs and Planning for the Future
Otium Financial Planners
35400 Chardon Road Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: 440-252-2449 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:

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:

Memory Matters Symposium

A free conference dedicated to educating family and caregivers and empowering those touched by dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Featuring Dr. Cameron J. Camp, noted psychologist, and other professional speakers from the community. Alzheimer's Association will present and be available to answer questions. Independence Village of Avon Lake is sponsoring.8:30am-2:00pm.

October 19, 2016 10:15 am to 11:15 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon at the Emerald Center
33040 Just Imagine Drive Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-7100 Email:

The 29th Annual Joseph M. Foley Lecture: The New Alzheimer's Disease

Featured speaker, Dr. Alan Lerner, Director of the Brain Health and Memory Center at UH Case Medical Center, will discuss the latest information and research on Alzheimer's disease. Topics will include developments in early diagnosis and biomarkers, early intervention and treatments, and updates on maximizing brain health as part of an overall model of wellness. Additionally, the importance of collaborations in caring for the caregiver will be addressed. Registration 4-4:30pm. Program 4:30-6pm.

November 03, 2016 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The 29th Annual Joseph M. Foley Lecture: The New Alzheimer's Disease
Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Rd Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

The Basics: Memory Loss, Demenita and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Fox

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. Join David Fox, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist on the Medical Staff at Southwest General, to learn more on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Registration and light refreshments: 5:30 p.m. Program: 6 p.m.

September 29, 2016 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Fox
Southwest General Health Center
18697 Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 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.

October 04, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Riverview Pointe Care Center
9027 Columbia Road Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 07, 2016 10:45 am to 11:45 am
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Euclid Lakefront Community Center
1 Bliss Lane Euclid, OH 44123
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 09, 2016 6 - 7:00 pm Potluck to 7 - 8:00 pm Program
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
The Federated Church
76 Bell Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
To register contact: Phone: 440-247-6490 Email:


November 09, 2016 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, OH 44121
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:

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.

October 13, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


November 01, 2016 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
O'Neill Healthcare Fairview
20770 Lorain Road Fairview Park, OH 44126
To register contact: Phone: 877-597-6348 Email:


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: