Alzheimer’s Association to continue support groups via phone, online into January and February

SYRACUSE — Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, free education programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter will remain online into 2021. Programs are delivered through an easy-to-use online meeting system available to users on desktop or portable computers, and mobile devices.

“The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term,” said Catherine James, Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter Chief Executive Officer. “Alzheimer’s Association operations will continue, and we will re-evaluate these measures on an ongoing basis and resume in person engagements as soon as we are able, based on public health guidelines.”

The chapter presents more than 500 education programs annually throughout the region. These programs, offered free of charge, information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.

To register for a program and receive instructions for how to join the session, call 315-472-4201 and dial ext. 228 at the prompt.

Upcoming programs include:

Jan. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 11, 9 to 10 a.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 11, 4 to 5 p.m.: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body (intended for the general public)

Jan. 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 14, 3 to 4 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 20, 7 to 8 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 21, 4 to 5 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 22, noon to 1 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 25, 10 to 11 a.m.: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (intended for the general public)

Jan. 25, 3 to 4 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: LWA-Younger Onset-Complete Series (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon: Legal and Financial-Complete Series (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 1, 4 to 5 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 2, noon to 1 p.m.: LWA-Early Stage-Part 1 (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 3, 7 to 8 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 8, 2 to 3 p.m.: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body (intended for the general public)

Feb. 8, 4 to 5 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 9, noon to 1 p.m.: LWA-Early Stage-Part 2 (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 11, 4 to 5 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 16, noon to 1 p.m.: LWA-Early Stage-Part 3 (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 17, 10 to 11 a.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 17, 6 to 8 p.m.: Legal and Financial-Complete Series (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 22, 3 to 4:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 23, noon to 1 p.m.: LWA-Middle Stage-Part 1 (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 25, 5 to 6 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (intended for caregivers and individuals living with dementia)

Feb. 25, 7 to 8 p.m.: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (intended for the general public)

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