Upcoming Program:

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Wed Mar 20, 2019

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What Is A Webinar?

“Webinar” is short for “web-based seminar.”

The Alzheimer’s Association now offers these live, interactive programs conducted through the Internet. Participation is easy and is a great solution if you cannot easily attend a program in person. Instead, you attend via your computer, smart phone* or tablet*.

If you can open an email and click a link, you can join our webinars – it’s that easy!

We offer a variety of topics, professional speakers, and an opportunity to ask questions if you desire. Webinars are convenient and designed to meet the needs of busy caregivers and family members.

*With the Adobe Connect app installed on your mobile device. Available at Google Play & App Store.

Equipment You Need

You will need an internet connection AND a computer (PC or Mac) OR a mobile device with Adobe Connect app (Android or iOS).

How to Register & Join

Register online below by selecting the program(s) you are interested in. After registering, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar. On the day of the webinar, click on the link and launch the webinar.

Expert Speakers

Best-in-class experts who have extensive knowledge of the topic. All speakers are curated for their expertise.

Program Schedule

All Upcoming Programs

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Wed Mar 20, 2019

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

REGISTER » 10-11 am CST / 11 am-12 pm EST
REGISTER » 12-1 pm CST / 1-2 pm EST

Successful Daily Planning for a Person with Alzheimer’s: How to Structure Your Day

Tue, March 26, 2019

Quality of life for a person with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be greatly affected by how a caregiver brings structure to their day. Managing energy levels, physical exercise, social interaction and meaningful daily activities can be a daunting task. Join us to learn some strategies from an experienced caregiver.

REGISTER » 10-11 am CST / 11 am-12 pm EST
REGISTER » 12-1 pm CST / 1-2 pm EST

Hiring In-Home Care: How to Choose Who to Bring Into Your Home

Thu Apr 4, 2019

You may realize you need assistance, but the decision to bring a home care worker into your home is stressful because it involves many important considerations. Join us as we learn from an expert what questions to ask as you interview prospective providers.

REGISTER » 10-10:30 am CST / 11-11:30 am EST
REGISTER » 12-12:30 pm CST / 1-1:30 pm EST

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Thu Apr 18, 2019

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour webinar will cover typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

REGISTER » 10-11 am CST / 11 am-12 pm EST
REGISTER » 12-1 pm CST / 1-2 pm EST

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Thu Apr 25, 2019

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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

REGISTER » 10-11 am CST / 11 am-12 pm EST
REGISTER » 12-1 pm CST / 1-2 pm EST

View Past Webinars

Donna M Wilcock, PhD Donna M Wilcock, PhD
University of Kentucky

Current Treatments & Future Directions for Therapy in Dementia » 03.05.19

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Alzheimer’s and related dementias are a significant public health concern. Log in to learn from an Alzheimer’s disease researcher, who will describe the current treatments for Alzheimer’s, their benefits and limitations. We will also highlight the new directions being taken to develop new treatments for dementia.

Donna M. Wilcock, PhD is the Sweeney-Nelms Professor in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, and an Associate Director at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. She is also a Professor with tenure in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Wilcock’s research is focused on vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) and Alzheimer’s disease, particularly how these two brain diseases impact one another. She is focusing on the molecular mechanisms of VCID, as well as developing clinical biomarkers that will help with diagnosis and, ultimately, treatment.

Program Notes
Kristen Webster, MPH Kristen Webster, MPH
Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater IN Chapter

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning » 02.27.19

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When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Kristen is the Information & Referral Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. She received her BA degrees in Health Communications and Medical Anthropology, and her Master’s in Public Health of Social Behavioral Sciences, from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Kristen oversees the 24/7 Helpline across the state of Indiana, the TrialMatch and MedicAlert+Safe Return programs, the statewide education conference and symposiums.

Program Notes
Denise Raley SaxmanDenise Raley Saxman, MSW, LCSW
Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater IN Chapter

Effective Communication Strategies » 02.19.19

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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 connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Denise is Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter and is responsible for managing all client and professional services the 73 counties served by the chapter. These services include the statewide Care Consultation services, Early Stage Programs, Support Groups, Family Education, Conferences, Clinical Engagement and the 24/7Helpline. Her previous work experience includes 10 years as a home hospice social worker in Maryland.

Program Notes
Sarah RoweSarah Rowe, BS
Volunteer, Life Enrichment Director, Health & Wellness Chair

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research » 02.06.19

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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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

Sarah has worked with seniors for about 20 years, including teaching senior fitness and working as a Life Enrichment Director in a senior living community. She also volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association in Lexington, KY as a Community Educator. Sarah is the Health and Wellness Chair for the Aging Consortium in Lexington and is the Business Development Coordinator for Brookdale Richmond Place in Lexington, KY.

Program Notes
Hadi FinertyHadi Finerty
Sr Mgr of Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association IL Chapter

Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s » 01.29.19

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Feeling unsure or ill at ease spending time with a person with memory loss? By understanding the disease and how it affects the brain, you can make more meaningful connections with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This program will provide insight into memory loss and dementia and their effect on communication and behavior. It will also introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful.

Hadi Finerty has been an Alzheimer’s educator for five years and is passionate about improving the quality of life for all those affected by dementia. She learned about the disease first hand as a family caregiver for her grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s, and shares her personal experience and insight to help others in their journey.

Program Notes
Dave MyersDave Myers
Care Partner

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s » 01.24.19

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Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour webinar will cover typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Dave Myers lives in Normal, Illinois where he cares for his wife, Cheryl, along with working a full time job. Six years ago the Myers family entered the Alzheimer’s family when Cheryl received her diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Association provides encouragement, support and resources to David as Cheryl progresses through the different stages. David and Cheryl have two grown children that live in Indiana and Pennsylvania. Their love and support for their parents is what drives David to provide the absolute best care for his wife of 31 years.

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Meet the Experts

Ralph H. & Mollie A. Richards

Ralph H. & Mollie A. Richards

Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators

Ralph and Mollie’s expertise in educating and counseling people about the challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

and other Dementia’s extends over 20 years. They founded the Alzheimer’s Health and Support Ministry at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Rochester New York. They are also very involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter in Indianapolis, where they currently serve as Community Educators.

Tue Mar 20, 2019 – Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Rose Pagonis

Rose Pagonis

Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator

Rose Pagonis is a real estate broker in Naperville, Illinois and co-owner of the Pagonis Group.

She has volunteered for the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter for several years in several capacities, including as a Community Educator. She brings passion about fighting the disease as well as years of experience as the primary caregiver for her mother with Alzheimer’s.

Tue Mar 26, 2019 – Successful Daily Planning for a Person with Alzheimer’s: How to Structure Your Day

Kristen Webster

Aggie Hedin, CMP

Client Care Manager, Synergy Home Care

Aggie Hedin has been been in the healthcare field for 28 years, with the past 10 years working with seniors and their families

in homecare or transitioning to live in independent, assisted or memory care facilities. She currently works with Synergy Home Care in Bloomington, IL as a community liaison providing education and resources to help seniors stay independent in their home.

Thu Apr 4, 2019 – Hiring In-Home Care: How to Choose Who to Bring Into Your Home

Jami King

Jami King

Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator

Jami King is a Community Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. Jami is a family care partner, with two parents living with Alzheimer’s/dementia. She is passionate

about helping others to learn about and advocate for people impacted by dementia.

Thu Apr 18, 2019 – 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Laura Dake

Laura Dake

Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator

Laura Dake is a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association in Lexington, KY. She is also Community Partnership Liaison with Bluegrass Care Navigators

(previously Hospice of the Bluegrass), an previously worked in the senior services field for over a decade running a nonprofit senior transportation program. Laura knows all too well the stresses and challenges Alzheimer’s and other dementias put on patients and caregivers, and is passionate about supporting them in every way possible.

Thu Apr 25, 2019 – Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research