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News Release, Alzheimer’ s Association National Capital Region Chapter

[McLean, VA] April 22, 2020 – The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter is offering free virtual education programs to help caregivers and their families. Each virtual education program is approximately one hour and allows the audience to ask questions and engage with others going through the journey.

Following is a list of webinars scheduled for May. Participation is free. Registration is required to receive the login information for the webinar. To register, visit alz.org/nca or call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

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

Learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.

  • Wednesday, May 6, 10–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 10–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 1–2:30 p.m.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 1–2:30 p.m.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It’s a progressive and fatal brain disease and is the most common form of dementia. Learn how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

  • Tuesday, May 5, 1–2:30 p.m.

Effective Communications Strategies

Learn how 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.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 1–2:30 p.m.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

  • Monday, May 18, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter also is offering telephone and virtual support groups. To find a group that meets on a convenient day and time, visit alz.org/nca or call the Association’s free 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. The Helpline is available around the clock, 365 days a year, with professional staff ready to provide reliable information and support to for caregivers and families impacted by Alzheimer’s and all dementia.

“During this challenging time, it’s critical that those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have ready access to information, resources and support,” said Kate Rooper, president of the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. “By transitioning our support groups and education programs to telephone and virtual meetings, we’re providing real-time connection and ensuring that the Alzheimer’s Association is here for our community.”


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