Events

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's with Lakeshore Senior Living

Thursday, February 25, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with Lakeshore Senior Living presents a webinar on warning signs of Alzheimer's.

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Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources.

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Alzheimer's Association presents a virtual education program on Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

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When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

This is a virtual education program, and will be held through Zoom (a dial-in option is available). Pre-registration is required. Meeting details will be emailed following registration. If you do not have a valid email address, or if you would like help registering, please contact the Alzheimer's Association Helpline at 800-272-3900 or helplinegmc@alz.org. If you do not receive a confirmation email with the meeting details, please check your spam folder. If you cannot locate the information, please contact 800-272-3900 or helplinegmc@alz.org

Types of Dementia Care and How They Are Funded

March 4, 2021
8:30 a.m.

The West Michigan Dementia Network presents: Types of Dementia Care and How They Are Funded. Presented by Sandi Wake from CarePatrol of Western Michigan.

You will learn about:

Community Options
Requirements Needed to Qualify
Appropriateness For Each Level of Care
Pros & Cons of Aging at Home

To receive an invitation to the event, send them a message at their Facebook Page

16TH Annual Art and Science of Aging Conference & Art Exhibit

March 18, 2021
9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Please join us to explore
Healthy Aging Now, at the VIRTUAL
16th Annual Art and Science of Aging Conference & Art Exhibit

ONLINE Conference Sessions will provide engaging, activity based learning around 1 of 3 conference themes:

  • Connect Sessions in this focus area will offer attendees opportunities to learn, explore, and or practice ways to connect, re-connect, or dis-connect with themselves, others, their communities, or in meaningful ways to enhance relationship.  Dating, family memoir, pen pals, digital media, inter-generational activities, are examples of things that fit in this area. 
  • Create:  Sessions in this area will teach and or explore a skill that promotes creativity around healthy aging and living.  Examples may include writing, contemplative practices, gardening, painting, or learning a new skill.
  • Resilience: Sessions in this focus area will introduce, explore, apply, and/or encourage practices, activities, ideas, and/or work that promotes, builds, and nourishes resiliency in late life.  Examples include storytelling and memoir, digital/online identity, coping with loneliness, personal reflection, Tai Chi and other movement practices.

Conference Webpage

For more information, please visit: http://whova.com/web/aasoa_202012/

Art and Science of Aging Conference with purple circle


Presented by Grand Valley State University

Reccuring Events


Virtual Activities

January 1 - May 31, 2021
12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

In order to help individuals with dementia stay engaged while at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer's Association has compiled a list of virtual activities that can be done at home. These include items such as virtual museum experiences, music, and animal web-cams. Please visit the event website to view which opportunities are available.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Virtual Community Classes

January 1 - February 28, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Virtual, online presentation

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is offering virtual online community classes during this time while Covid-19 limits in person meeting. Classes are offered covering a variety of topics including art, music, and topics for caregivers. Classes can be re-watched at a later date via Facebook or YouTube. Click here to be directed to the YouTube link.

Presentations will be on Facebook Live. Go to  www.facebook.com/AlzheimersFoundation...

Visit https://alzfdn.org/event/ to view the schedule of upcoming events

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Virtual Memory Screening

January 1 - May 31, 2021
12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is now offering free virtual memory screenings, which allow individuals to receive one-on-one, confidential memory screenings from a qualified health professional using their computer, smart phone or tablet.  This service, which is part of AFA’s National Memory Screening Program, began during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that people could still get screened from the safety and comfort of their homes.

Screenings are done by appointment every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET) and every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm (ET).  Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484.

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