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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 24 - United Methodist Church, Marble Falls, TX
January 31 - Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley, TX
February 7 - Golden Age Home, Lockhart, TX
February 21 - Lago Vista Library, Lago Vista, TX
March 6 - Cedar Park Library, Cedar Park, TX

Classes are held from 11:30 - 1 pm.  There is no cost to attend and light lunch is provided.  Registration required to [email protected] or call (512) 241-0420 x10.

Woman and Mature Woman Hugging in the Kitchen

Facing the Challenge Caregiver Education Series

Spring 2020

This interactive workshop is designed to empower caregivers with tools, techniques, and knowledge to provide expert care for loved ones with dementia. 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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