Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Media release: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter continues to offer free virtual education programs to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. Launched in early April 2020, in response to the impact COVID-19 was having on those affected by dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association now offers a number of live education programs that can help those living with Alzheimer’s and their families understand what to expect so they can be prepared to meet the changes ahead. 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research: Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors and more.

Alzheimer’s Research Discussion: Highlights from AAIC and Scientific Advances: Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer and Dr. Percy Griffin from the Alzheimer’s Association Medical and Scientific team, will be hosting a live webinar to breakdown some of the exciting developments coming out of AAIC. They will also discuss new developments on the latest Alzheimer’s treatment, Aducanumab.

Effective Communication Strategies: Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Thursday, August 26

Each virtual education program is approximately one hour to one hour and allows the audience to ask questions and engage with others going through the journey online.

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