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Due to COVID-19 regulations, classes are now virtual offerings

ALZ 101 class

Intro to Alzheimer’s: ALZ 101

This class is intended for anyone wanting to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Disease information, diagnosis and treatment, risk and prevention and coping are some of the topics shared. It is a great class to take prior to attending a caregiver support group and provides a good base of disease knowledge. Virtually offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6 – 7:30 pm.

Register to attend and the Zoom meeting link will be sent to you by end of day for our class offering on Tuesday, May 12th at 6 PM

Lunch and Learns

Lunch n’ Learn: Understanding Behaviors

Shannon Johnson- Quaife, PhD. will explain potential behaviors you may encounter and common causes. Tips on how to identify, avoid, and resolve behaviors along with steps to understanding behaviors.

Virtual Lunch N' Learns are available for the following dates. Click below to register or email [email protected] and Zoom Meeting link will be sent to you at the end of day.

Lunch N' Learn in Harker Heights, Dripping Springs, and Elgin are Cancelled. Upcoming Lunch N' Learns will be evaluated in the next few weeks.

June 5 - First United Methodist Church, Burnet
June 19 - Salado United Methodist Church, Salado
July 17 - Schulenburg Public Library - Schulenburg

There is no cost to attend, but registration required to [email protected] or call (512) 241-0420.

Engaging activities

Zoom 'N Learn: Engaging Activities

Thursday May 14th & 21st, 11:30-1 PM Zoom Call

Shannon Johnson-Quaife, PhD. will explain the stages of Alzheimer's to match the complexity of an activity to their loved one's level of function. Will talk about possible distractors and how to manage them. We'll also address how to create a meaningful activity for a person with Alzheimer's, and how to provide simplicity, support, and structure to help them maintain focus.

Register for each Zoom call you wish to attend below:

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 11:30 - 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 11:30 - 1:00 PM

ALZ TALK - Ask An Expert Series

Via Zoom Calls at 2-3pm, Wednesdays in May

Join us and be part of a Q/A as we ask experts in the senior community questions we all want the answers to. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to connect with their local providers and expand their education and knowledge on dementia-related topics.

Register for each Zoom call you wish to attend below:

May 6 - Guide to Long-Term Care, Senior Living Advisor, Sarah Hyde- Williams
May 13 - How to stay active at home, Aging is Cool, Amy Temperley
May 20 - Hospice 101, Brookdale Hospice, Mary Gomez-Garcia
May 27 - Person Centered Care Partnering and Dementia Citizenship, Dementia and Aging Masters Program Online at Texas State University - Christopher J. Johnson, PHD
June 3, 2020 - Compassion Fatigue, Visiting Angels Cristen Reven
June 10, 2020 - Medicaid& Elder Law, VeeCee Spear & Keith Leuty Barnett & Leuty PC
June 17, 2020 - VA Caregiver Program, Cory Glasgow, LCSW
June 24, 2020 - Strategies for Caregiver Health and Wellbeing, Dementia Caregivers and the Healthcare System, Thomas Birchfield, MS, LPC & Alan Stevens, Ph.D.

Request a speaker

Request a Speaker

Need a speaker for your organization or group to talk about our services, disease information, caregiving issues and more? Contact us ([email protected]) to get something scheduled. We strive to fill every request, regardless of the topic or location.

Training for Professionals

  • In-service trainings are available for your staff on a variety of topics. There is a small fee. Contact us ([email protected]) for more information.
  • Law Enforcement Training - Educates personnel on Alzheimer’s and best practices for interacting with patients. Continuing education credits included at no cost. To request a presentation, contact [email protected]

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