January is a big month for Alzheimer’s awareness events across the country. From learning the basics of the disease to attending a caregiver workshop, there’s so much support for friends and family members of sufferers. Read below to find events in your area that can help you help your loved one.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Registration required. Designed for general public. $15 fee for professionals, $5 donation suggested for family caregivers.
January 14, 2:00-4:00pm at Scott County Public Library 104 S. Bradford Georgetown, KY
January 26, 6:00-8:00pm at Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch 3080 Fieldstone Way Lexington, KY
Know the 10 Signs
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration required. Designed for general public. Donations welcome.
January 21, 1:00-2:00pm at Elizabeth Munday Senior Center 1650 W. 2nd Street Owensboro, KY
January 27, 10:00-11:00am at Hopkins County Senior Center 200 North Main Street Madisonville, KY
January 29, 10:00am-12:00pm at Scott County Public Library 108 S. Main Street Scottsburg, IN
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us and hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early stage diagnosis. Registration required. Donations welcome. Designed for family caregivers; please no professionals.
January 14, 1:00-4:00pm at Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch 3628 Walden Drive Lexington, KY
January 21, 5:30-8:30pm at Healthpark 1006 Ford Avenue Owensboro, KY
January 29, 9:30am-12:30pm at Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Evansville, IN
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. Registration required. Donations welcome. Designed for family caregivers; please no professionals.
January 21, 1:00-4:30pm at Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch 3628 Walden Drive Lexington, KY
January 28, 1:00-3:00pm CST at Health and Wellness Center 1857 Tucker Way Bowling Green, KY
January 29, 5:30-7:30pm at Jeffersonville Public Library 211 E. Court Avenue Jeffersonville, IN
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families. Registration required. $5 donation suggested. Designed for family caregivers; please no professionals.
January 28, 1:00-4:00pm at Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch 3628 Walden Drive Lexington, KY
The Memory Cafe provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing old and creating new experiences. Registration required. Designed for people in the early stages of memory loss and their caregivers; please no professionals.
Takes place second Monday of each month, 3:00-5:00pm, at Living Arts & Science Center 362 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard Lexington, KY (Contact Jackie at 859-257-8971 for more information and to register.)
January 13, 2:00 PM EST at Hodgenville United Methodist Church 825 Tonieville Road Hodgenville, KY
Takes place the second Wednesday of every month, 2:00-3:30pm at Alzheimer’s Association 701 N. Weinbach Avenue, Suite 510 Evansville, IN (For more information and to register, please call 1-800-272-3900.)
January 26, 2:00pm EST at Alzheimer’s Association 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401 Louisville, KY
Family Caregiver Workshop
During this workshop you will hear from KIPDA representative, Vickie Polio, about community resources available to individuals with dementia and their caregivers. In addition, the program “Communicating and Relating to Individuals with Dementia” will be presented which will help caregivers understand the behavioral and communication changes experienced by persons with dementia and how to address them. Registration required. Donations welcome. Designed for family caregivers; please no professionals.
January 22, 1:00-4:00pm at Shawnee Public Library 3912 W. Broadway Louisville, KY