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ALZ 101 class

Intro to Alzheimer’s: ALZ 101

This class is intended for anyone wanting to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Disease information, diagnosis and treatment, risk and prevention and coping are some of the topics shared. It is a great class to take prior to attending a caregiver support group and provides a good base of disease knowledge.

Offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month in our office from 6 – 7:30 pm.  To reserve your spot, call (512) 241-0420 or email [email protected].

Lunch and Learns

Lunch n’ Learn: Understanding Behaviors

Shannon Johnson-Quaife, PhD. will explain potential behaviors you may encounter and common causes. Tips on how to identify/avoid/resolve behaviors along with steps to understanding behaviors.

January 31 - Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley
February 7 - Golden Age Home, Lockhart
February 21 - Lago Vista Library, Lago Vista
March 6 - Cedar Park Library, Cedar Park
March 20 - Indian Oaks Living Center, Harker Heights
April 3 - Dripping Springs Community Library, Dripping Springs
April 17 - Elgin Public Library, Elgin

Classes are typically held from 11:30 - 1 pm, but call or e-mail for complete details.  There is no cost to attend and light lunch is provided.  Registration required to [email protected] or call (512) 241-0420.

Woman and Mature Woman Hugging in the Kitchen

Facing the Challenge Caregiver Education Series

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020 

This interactive workshop is designed to empower caregivers with tools, techniques, and knowledge to provide expert care for loved ones with dementia. Join Shannon Johnson - Quaife, PhD and explore care giving techniques and issues in a four-part format. We welcome you to attend all or pick and choose what pertains to you. Held every Thursday at Arden Courts (11630 4 Iron Drive, Austin, TX 78750). This series is free to attend.

To reserve your spot, call (512) 241-0420 or email [email protected]

Part I - ALZ 101: Introduction to Alzheimer's

  • What is AD?
  • Diagnosis and Treatments
  • How to Cope

Part II - Behaviors and Communication

  • Agitation, Combativeness, Hallucinations, Sexuality
  • Recognize and address unmet emotional or physical needs
  • Effective Communication Skills

Part III - Activities of Daily Living

  • Tips for assisting with ADLs
  • Hydration and Nutrition
  • Safety and Driving

Part IV - Care for the Caregiver

  • Getting Support
  • Adjustment and Grief
  • Forming Your Care Team

Caregiver Education Series

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020

In partnership with Querencia (2500 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78736) from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Shannon Johnson-Quaife, Ph.D. will explore caregiving techniques and issues in a small group setting. Offered in a four-part format, we welcome you to come to all or pick and choose what pertains to you. Complimentary Lunch and Valet Parking will be provided.

To reserve your spot, call (512) 241-0420 or email [email protected]

Part I - ALZ 101: Understanding Behaviors

  • Potential Behaviors
  • Common Causes
  • Avoid and Resolve

Part II - Activities of Daily Living

  • Bathing, Dressing, Toileting
  • Eating, Hydration and Nutrition
  • Safety and Driving

Part III - Engaging Activities

  • Understanding AD
  • Enhance Communication
  • Meaningful Activities
  • Skill Match and Limit Distractions

Part IV - Staying Sharp

  • Healthy Choices
  • Risk Factors
  • Possible Modifications
Request a speaker

Request a Speaker

Need a speaker for your organization or group to talk about our services, disease information, caregiving issues and more? Contact us ([email protected]) to get something scheduled. We strive to fill every request, regardless of the topic or location.

Training for Professionals

  • In-service trainings are available for your staff on a variety of topics. There is a small fee. Contact us ([email protected]) for more information.
  • Law Enforcement Training - Educates personnel on Alzheimer’s and best practices for interacting with patients. Continuing education credits included at no cost. To request a presentation, contact [email protected]

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