Legal and financial planning among free July Alzheimer’s webinars

free webinar designed to help the families living with Alzheimer’s disease make
critical legal and financial decisions is among the series of programs offered
at no charge by the Alzheimer’s Association in July.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a wide range of programs and services to the nearly 6 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 76,000 in Colorado, as well as the more than 16 million loved ones across the country who serve as their unpaid caregivers.

free webinars offered during the month of July include:

  • The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (Learn about the 10 common warning signs, what to watch for in yourself and others, typical age-related changes, the benefits of a diagnosis, early detection and more.) – 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 14; 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 30; and noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 31.
  • The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (in Spanish) – 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14.
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the differences between Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, risk factors, current research, treatments to address some symptoms and more.) – 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior (Behavior is a powerful form of communication and one of the primary ways that people with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language declines. But these behaviors can be challenging for caregivers. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages and learn strategies to intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges.) – noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 17; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28.
  • Dementia Conversations (Tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal/financial plans.) – 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 15; noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27.
  • Effective Communication Strategies (This workshop teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication from someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Develop strategies for having meaningful connection with people in differing stages of dementia.) – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 10; and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.
  • COVID-19 and Caregiving (Tips for caregivers who are caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether that person is in the home, in a residential facility, or care providers are coming into the home.) – noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7; and 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 23.
  • Living with Alzheimer’s: for Middle-stage Care Partners (In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s, needs change and care partners become hands-on caregivers.  In this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.) – Part 3: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 6.
  • Living with Alzheimer’s: for Late-stage Care Partners (In the late stage of Alzheimer’s, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with your loved one. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care, and providing meaningful connection for the person living with Alzheimer’s and their family.) – Part 1: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 13; and Part 2: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 20.
  • Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s (An interactive program where you’ll learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.) – 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 29.
  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research (We’ve always known that the health of the brain and body are linked, but now science is able to provide insights into how we can optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. 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.) – noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8; 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 16; and 2 to 3: 30 p.m. Friday, July 24.
  • Advancing the Science: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research (An overview of Alzheimer’s disease science and the latest advances in research to find a prevention, treatment and cure.) – 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16.

all programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association, the webinars are
offered at no charge, but registration is required. To register, click here
or call the free Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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