News Release, Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter

[McLean, VA] May 18, 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 June. 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.

  • Tuesday, June 9, 7–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 11 a.m.–12 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.

  • Tuesday, June 2, 1–2:30 p.m.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s

Now that you have been diagnosed, what are the things you most need to put in place to help you and your loved ones? What are strategies for care planning and support building, how do you prepare for doctor visits and where do you find support after the difficult diagnosis?

  • Tuesday, June 9, 1–2:30 p.m.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers Early, Middle and Late Stage

Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care throughout the course of the disease.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 1–2:30 p.m.  (Early Stage)
  • Tuesday, June 23, 1–2:30 p.m.  (Middle Stage)
  • Tuesday, June 30, 1–2:30 p.m.  (Late Stage)

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.


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