ALBANY — The Alzheimer’s Association offers community and family education and outreach webinars from the safety of your home. These virtual programs provide high-quality disease and dementia education for those directly affected by the disease. They are free of charge and include topics such as signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.

Each webinar is held live with time for Q&A. Note that all webinars are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST). RSVP via our our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or by contacting Sierra Snoddy at 518-675-7214.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia 3 p.m. Jan. 12. The basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia including risk factors, treatments, research and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Dementia Friendly Congregations 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19. This program is designed for those who are part of their church or faith community and who are interested in learning more about dementia and the opportunities for ministries.

Meaningful Engagement, Activities at Home 10 a.m. Jan. 25. Discuss the social needs of people with dementia and how to meet those needs.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors noon Jan. 27. Caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2 p.m. Feb. 2. The basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia including risk factors, treatments, research and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body & Research Update: Presented with MVP Health noon Feb. 7. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Presented with MVP Health noon Feb. 14. Program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take.

Research Update noon Feb. 16. The basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia including risk factors, treatments, research and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body noon Feb. 22. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

Legal & Financial Planning 2 p.m. Feb. 24. This workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider when facing dementia and how to put plans in place.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 10 a.m. March 3. Program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take.

Meaningful Engagement, Activities at Home 2 p.m. March 15. Discuss the social needs of people with dementia and how to meet those needs.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 3 p.m. March 23. Caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors.

Effective Communication Strategies noon March 29. How Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an individual’s ability to communicate.

REMINDER: Early Alzheimer’s Support & Education (EASE) - Virtual Program meets 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays beginning March 24 through May 12. EASE is an 8-week interactive learning program for people with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Registration and a pre-screening is required.

RSVP via the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or by contacting Sierra Snoddy at 518-675-7214.

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