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30th Annual Foley Lecture: Cognitive Reserve - An Evolving Concept

The Cleveland Area Chapter is proud to welcome Dr. Yaakov Stern, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, as well as the Taub Institute for the Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Department of Neurology. Cognitive reserve refers to how well the brain can function despite an injury or disease in the brain. Individuals with more robust cognitive processes or resilient neural networks (i.e. more cognitive reserve) are better able to cope with brain damage than individuals with less cognitive reserve. Dr. Stern will review the current theories of cognitive reserve, brain reserve and brain maintenance, as well as how brain imaging is being used to understand neural networks and what it all means on a clinical level. Doors open at 4:00 PM for registration and networking. Program 4:30 PM-6:00 PM. 1.5 Social Work CEU available.

November 08, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
30th Annual Foley Lecture: Cognitive Reserve - An Evolving Concept
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Basics about Alzheimer's in Spanish

This program provides information on memory issues and what it means for all of us. The presentation includes videos from professionals, individuals with memory loss and their caregivers, talking about real daily situations. Learn more about detection, causes and risk factors as well as treatment and caregiving. This program will be in Spanish.

March 06, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Basics of Alzheimer's in Spanish
Lorain South Library
2121 Homewood Drive Lorain, OH 44055
To register contact: Phone: 440-277-5672 Email:

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.

November 09, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


December 13, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Drive Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


January 25, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Danbury Senior Living
9500 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-596-3047 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.

November 13, 2017 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Dementia Care Training
Independence Public Library
6361 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


February 21, 2018 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:

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 25, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Mentor Woods
8881 Schaefer Street Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 440-255-9309 Email:


November 15, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Rose Senior Living
33200 Health Campus Blvd. Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-653-8460 Email:


December 07, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


December 20, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 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.

October 18, 2017 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Avon Lake United Church of Christ
32801 Electric Boulevard Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 440-933-3241 Email:


October 19, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-0074 Email:


November 01, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Brookdale-Middleburg Heights
15435 Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
To register contact: Phone: 440-887-1125 Email:


November 30, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Danbury Senior Living
9500 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-596-3047 Email:


March 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Effective Communication Strategies
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 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.

October 23, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Southpark Square Senior Apartments
15101 Howe Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-732-8224 Email:


October 26, 2017 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Gunning Rose Senior Center
16700 Puritas Avenue Cleveland, OH 44135
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


December 05, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Menorah Park-Center for Braing Health
27100 Cedar Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-839-6685 Email:


December 18, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Tips from the Latest Research
Westlake Porter Library
27333 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-250-5460 Email:


January 17, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:


January 18, 2018 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road Rocky River, OH 44116
To register contact: Phone: 440-356-0670 Email:


March 14, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Elyria Library West River Branch
1194 West River Road Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-324-9825 Email:


April 04, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
18100 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 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 20, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
North Park Senior Living
14801 Holland Road Brookpark, OH 44142
To register contact: Phone: 216-267-0555 Email:


October 25, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Rose Center at Salvation Army
1507 Doan Avenue Cleveland, OH 44112
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 16, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Southpark Square Senior Apartments
15101 Howe Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-732-8224 Email:


November 17, 2017 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Gunning Rose Senior Center
16700 Puritas Avenue Cleveland, OH 44135
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 20, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well
16600 Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44110
To register contact: Phone: 216-373-1915 Email:


February 22, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Danbury Senior Living
9500 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-596-3047 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.

October 24, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Avon Place
32900 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-937-6201 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.

November 15, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Legal and Finacial Issues - Planning for the Future
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Drive Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


December 05, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Legal and Financial Issues: Planning for the Future
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 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.

December 05, 2017 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Brookdale Willoughby
35300 Kaiser Court Willoughby, OH 44094
To register contact: Phone: 440-269-8600 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.

February 06, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 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.

November 22, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Rose Center at Salvation Army
1507 Doan Avenue Cleveland, OH 44112
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 01, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Research and 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:


June 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Research & Alzheimer's disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 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 18, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Atria Newell Creek, 7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060
Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:


November 13, 2017 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
First United Methodist Church
807 West Avenue Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-322-6622 Email:


December 06, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Rose Senior Living
33200 Health Campus Blvd. Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-653-8460 Email:


January 21, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Grace Church
7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 No Registration Required
To register contact: Phone: Email:


March 27, 2018 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4260 Rocky River Drive Cleveland, OH 44135
To register contact: Phone: 216-941-8714 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 24, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Fairfax Healthcare Center
9014 Cedar Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106
To register contact: Phone: 216-795-1363 Email:


November 07, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-0074 Email:


January 23, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


April 18, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:

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