Events, Classes and Conferences
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Hidden Heroes Caregiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. VIRTUAL*
This November 12th, Alzheimer's Texas will honor caregivers, the hidden heroes of healthcare, with a special virtual dinner and fundraiser. Ten special caregivers will receive a grant of $1,000, and the luncheon is for any caregiver or healthcare worker who has tended to someone with a debilitating disease or has gone above and beyond in creating an atmosphere for special needs individuals.
* We will have an update with more details about this virtual event soon!
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
We have two days for getting deals- Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar, and Alzheimer's Texas is proud to announce our participation in this annual day of giving! We encourage anyone and everyone to share an unforgettable memory, photo, story and or donate in honor of a loved one to raise awareness.
Alzheimer's Night at the Dell Diamond
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Each Summer Alzheimer's Texas partners with the Round Rock Express through the Chasco Community Partnership to spread awareness of Alzheimer's disease. At this selected game Alzheimer's Texas will also receive $5 for each infield ticket and $3 for each lawn ticket purchased through our link. Be sure to come early and watch the pre-game interview about Alzheimer's disease and how we help the community! Stop by the Chasco Community Partnership booth by Home Plate to grab information on services and programs.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, classes are now virtual offerings
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. Virtually offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Register to attend and the Zoom meeting link will be sent to you by end of day for our class offering on:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:30am-1pm
Meredith Hamons, MT-BC from North Austin Music Therapy will help us ease through the holidays by singing along to our favorite Christmas songs. Send us your favorite holiday songs and they will be played during the presentation. This is a great presentation for all stages of Alzheimer's.
Sign up at: Christmas Sing-Along and Movement
ALZ TALK - Ask An Expert Series
Via Zoom Calls at 2-3pm, Wednesdays
Join us and be part of a Q/A as we ask experts in the senior community questions we all want the answers to. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to connect with their local providers and expand their education and knowledge on dementia-related topics.
Register for each Zoom call you wish to attend below:
November 4, 2020 - Dementia Support and Virtual Programming during COVID, K.C. Lawrence and Lauren Duerksen
Nov. 11, 2020 - Home Care Services / Long Term Care Insurance, Jessica Mohle & Delores Linton
November 18, 2020 - Misconceptions of Hospice Care, Ryan Schmidt
December 2,2020- Resisting A Rest, Amy Wright
Dec. 9, 2020: Complete Dementia Solutions, Brenden Shannon
Dec. 16, 2020: A Gift of Time, Josie Zamora
Zoom N’ Learn: Understanding Behaviors
Shannon Johnson-Quaife, Ph.D., will explain potential behaviors you may encounter and common causes. Tips on how to identify/avoid/resolve behaviors along with steps to understanding behaviors will be covered.
Watch for upcoming dates.
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
- 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]
Via Zoom, Feb. 9-12, 2021
10AM - 11:30AM
The conference will focus on improving the quality of lives of individuals living with Alzheimer's by using the visual and performing arts. We will highlight best practices across the arts to explore how using the visual and performing arts can be embedded in care homes and in the community to help improve the quality of lives of individuals living with dementia.
Care partners will learn easy-to-implement ideas and methods to help bring creativity to the lives of individuals with Alzheimer's and to their own life. The conference will be held over Zoom for four days. View the list of scheduled speakers and register to attend this virtual conference at the link below:
Alzheimer's Texas Virtual Walks
What's Raised Here, Stays Here! 100% local!!
Alzheimer's Texas Walks are the only Alzheimer's walk fundraisers where 100% of the funds you raise stays in Texas. Join us to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and related disorders, support families currently facing the disease, honor those we have lost, and support the mission of Alzheimer's Texas. Scroll down to donate or register for a walk near you. Your support is greatly appreciated!