Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alzheimer's Association upcoming educational opportunities

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, offers many educational opportunities each month, free to family members.  We invite you to call and register for any of the classes listed below which may be helpful to you.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND!      CALL -1-800-272-3900 TO REGISTER! OR, REGISTER ONLINE AT:  www.alz.org/greaterdallas

FAMILY EDUCATION CLASSES

Family Caregiver Classes – FREE:  This specially designed class provides  family caregivers with information, guidance and training to assist them in caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease.  Each class begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m.  Lunch is provided free of charge.  Topics include:  Overview of Alzheimer's Disease, Meeting Daily Challenges, Communication, Safety, Managing Difficult Behavior, and Caring for the Caregiver.

COUNTY

DAY OF WEEK/DATE

LOCATION

SPECIAL NOTES

Dallas

Saturday, December 1

9:00 – 3:00

Alzheimer's Association Office

4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, Tx  75204

 

Dallas

Thursday, December 13

9:00 – 3:00

Charlton Methodist Medical Center

3500 Wheatland Road, Dallas, TX  75237

Outpatient Center, 3rd Floor, Conf. Room 7 (back of the hospital)

Collin

Tuesday, December 18

9:00 – 3:00

Medical Center of McKinney – Wysong Campus

120 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX  75070

Education Room 1

Dallas

Saturday, January 5

9:00 – 3:00

Alzheimer's Association Office

4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX  75204

 

Dallas

Thursday, January 10

10:00 – 3:00

Parkland Geriatric Clinic

1936 Amelia Court, Dallas, TX  75231

1st Floor Auditorium

Dallas

Thursday, January 17

9:00 – 3:00

Methodist Hospital of Dallas

1441 W. Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX 75203

Weatherford Room

Dallas

Friday, January 18

9:00 – 3:00

Baylor Senior Health Center

1650 Republic Parkway, Suite 150, Mesquite, TX  75050

Conference Room

Dallas

Saturday,  February 2

9:00 – 3:00

Alzheimer's Association Office

4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX  75204

 

Dallas

Wednesday, February 20

9:00 – 3:00

Charlton Methodist Medical Center

3500 Wheatland Road, Dallas, TX  75237

Outpatient Center, 3rd Floor, Conf. Room 7 (back of the hospital)

 

The Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease – FREE:  This short class (1.5 to 2 hours long) offers an overview for those who have concerns about memory loss or have had a diagnosis of dementia.  Learn about the Alzheimer's disease process, as well as the programs offered by the Greater Dallas Chapter for both the person with Alzheimer's and the caregiver.

COUNTY

DAY OF WEEK/DATE

LOCATION

SPECIAL NOTES

Dallas

Thursday, November 29

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Rowlett Health & Rehabilitation

9300 Lakeview Parkway, Rowlett, TX  75088

 

Colllin

Tuesday, December 11

11:00 – 12:00

Senior Center at Frisco Square

6670 Moore Street, Frisco, TX  75034

 

Dallas

Thursday, December 13

10:00 – 11:00

THR University, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231

Old TWU Building, south side of campus

Collin

Monday, December 17

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Medical Center of McKinney – Wysong Campus

130 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX  75070

Education Room 1

Collin

Wednesday, February 27

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Plano Senior Recreation Center

401 W. 16th Street, Plano, TX  75086

 

 

Know the 10 Signs:  Early Detection Matters – FREE:   Learn the warning signs that may be symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.  Understand the importance of visiting your doctor early to rule out treatable conditions that may be the cause of these symptoms.  Early diagnosis helps with planning, treatment, the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, and access to support from the Alzheimer's Association.

COUNTY

DAY OF WEEK/DATE

LOCATION

SPECIAL NOTES

Dallas

Tuesday, November 27

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Pleasant Grove Senior Center

7224 Umphress Road, Dallas, TX

 

Panola

Wednesday, November 28

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Panola County Nursing & Rehabilitation

501 Cottage Road, Carthage, TX  75633

 

Dallas

Monday, December 3

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Hutchins Senior Center

500 W. Hickman Street, Hutchins, TX  75141

 

Denton

Wednesday, December 5

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Little Elm Senior Center

301 Main Street, Little Elm, TX  75068

 

Dallas

Thursday, December 20

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

THR University, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231

Old TWU building, south side of campus

Dallas

Thursday, January  17

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

THR University, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231

Old TWU building, off Perot Way on campus

Collin

Tuesday, January 29

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Towne Creek Apartments

506 S. Graves Street, McKinney, TX  75069

 

 

Specialty Workshops – FREE:  The Association can offer specialized workshops focusing on single topics of interest.  Listed below are those open to the public.

COUNTY

DAY OF WEEK/DATE

LOCATION

SPECIAL NOTES

Colllin

Tuesday, November 27

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

Medical Center of McKinney – Wysong Campus

130 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX  75070

Education Room 1

Dallas

Wednesday, November 28

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL

THR University at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231

Old TWU Building off Perot Way on hospital campus

Rockwall

Wednesday, December 5

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

STRESS RELIEF FOR THE CAREGIVER

Autumn Leaves of Rockwall

225 E. Ralph Hall Parkway, Dallas, TX  75239

 

Grayson

Wednesday, December 5

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

CAREGIVER TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Willows at Sherman

3410 Post Oak Crossing, Sherman, TX  75092

 

Dallas

Thursday, December  6

10:00 – 11:00 a.m

COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS

THR University, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231

Old TWU Building, south side of campus

Gregg

Monday, December 10

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CAREGIVER TIPS FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY

Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living

3133 Good Shepherd Way, Longview, TX  75605

 

Denton

Thursday, December 20

11:30 – 1:00

CAREGIVER TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Atria Carrollton

1825 Arbor Creek Drive, Carrollton, TX  75002

 

Dallas

Thursday, February 21

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

PARTNERING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

THR University at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231

Old TWU Building off Perot Way on hospital campus

 

Living With Alzheimer's – FREE

The Association now has five new classes for both persons with dementia and their caregivers:  1.) For Persons With Dementia; 2.) Younger-Onset Alzheimer's; 3.) Caregivers for Early Stage; 4.) Caregivers for Middle Stage; 5.) Caregivers for Late Stage.  Each module can either stand alone, or be combined with other modules for a full day training.  Participants receive workbooks for most classes, and information pertinent to each stage and/or situation.

COUNTY

DAY OF WEEK/DATE

LOCATION

SPECIAL NOTES

Dallas

Tuesday, November 27

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S:  FOR CAREGIVERS – EARLY STAGES

Alzheimer's Association Office

4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX  75204

Lunch is provided, free of charge

Dallas

Tuesday, December 11

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S:  FOR CAREGIVERS – MIDDLE STAGES

Alzheimer's Association Office

4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX  75204

Lunch is provided, free of charge

Dallas

Tuesday, December 18

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S:  FOR CAREGIVERS – END STAGES

Alzheimer's Association Office

4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX  75204

 

 

 Support Group Facilitator Training – FREE

The Association appreciates the volunteers who elect to facilitate caregiver support groups for care partners who are helping persons with dementia.  We offer a four-hour training to show you how to facilitate a group, and what to look for.  Our next training will be held on January 28, 2012, 3:00 – 7:00, Our Office.

The Savvy Caregiver:  Taking Charge of Memory Loss – FREE (but one-time $10 donation is suggested to cover the cost of materials):  This workshop includes power point, group discussion and exercises  and takes 2 hours a week for 5 consecutive weeks to complete.  The modules include:  Introduction to Dementia and Caregiving; Minimizing Confusion and Taking Charge; Activities and Loss of Abilities; Providing Structure and Support; Decision Making Tools.  The Series is being offered at several different locations.             NONE ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED; PLEASE CALL IF YOUR CHURCH OR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO HOST!

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CLASSES

Professional Caregiver Class - $30 per person:  This program provides the professional caregiver with the training and skills to care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  This six-hour class covers topics including About Dementia, Meeting Daily Challenges, Communication, Making Connections, Safety Issues, Managing Challenging Behaviors, and End of Life care.  Participants receive a certificate of completion.  Lunch is provided.  All classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and all are held at the Alzheimer's Association office, 4144 North Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204                                               

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Activities Based Alzheimer's Care (ABAC) - $75 per person:  This 7-hour class teaches professionals how to determine their client's level of dementia, design activities to meet needs, and use the environment and the client's own preferences to achieve success.  Recommended for Activity Directors and Social Workers in long term care facilities.  CEUs are available for activity directors (NCCAP) and social workers (7).  Lunch is provided.

No classes currently scheduled, waiting list for Spring 2013 currently available.

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