Events, Classes and Conferences
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Join us during March, September, and October for these fun, family-friendly walks to support the mission of Alzheimer's Texas! 100% of funds raised stay local!
September 19, 2020 - Georgetown, TX
October 10, 2020 - Central Texas, TX
Hidden Heroes Caregiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
This November 12th, Alzheimer's Texas will honor caregivers, the hidden heroes of healthcare, with a special luncheon at the Austin Proper Hotel. 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. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the event will begin at noon.
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:
Many of the most frustrating challenges caregivers of a person with dementia face boil down to two factors: poor communication and a misunderstanding of what dementia-related behaviors mean. In this presentation you will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, how it impairs a person’s ability to communicate, and steps you can take to communicate more effectively with a person with dementia.
Zoom N’ Learn: Keeping Your Loved One Safe - Home Safety, Driving, & Wandering
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:30am
It is important to remember that one of the keys to aging at home is doing so safely. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's does not have to signal the loss of independence and freedom. Safety at home begins with adapting the environment to support the changing abilities of the person with Alzheimer's. Be sure to re-evaluate home safety measures regularly as the disease progresses.
ALZ TALK - Ask An Expert Series
Via Zoom Calls at 2-3pm, Wednesdays in May
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:
Aug 12, 2020 - Advanced Dementia: What to Expect, Ronald Crossno, MD, HMDC, FAAHPM
Aug 19, 2020 - Driving and Community Mobility, Missy Bell
Sept. 2, 2020 - Hearing Aids and Dementia, Dana Hernandez,AuD, Spectrum Audiology
Sept. 9, 2020 - Urinary Tract Infections and Behavioral Changes, Jamie Moseley, Visiting Angels
Sept. 16, 2020 - Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area Programs and Services, Rhonda Thompson/ Melissa Crawford
Sept. 23, 2020 - Creating a Routine for Dementia Care, Nicole Duntsch CMDCP, CDP
Sept. 30, 2020 - Aging in Place, Emmie Knox, LMSW
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]
Friday, September 25th, 2020
Alzheimer's Texas is aware of the restrictions that are placed due to COVID-19. It has created much uncertainty in our organization as well as many others. Out of an abundance of concern for everyone's safety and to avoid any risk of infection related to the COVID-19 virus, the Alzheimer's Symposium is cancelling the face-to-face portion of its scheduled symposium and moving to a published proceeding within a virtual environment.
The details of the change to the symposium are being worked out at this time. The first result of this change is that the Symposium is proceeding with a virtual platform on September 25, 2020 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Details on this will be forthcoming.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Co-hosted by Alzheimer's Texas and Riverbend. Responsible for the care of a family member living with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, or any other debilitating disease? Then this event is for you! Whether they're living at home, in a facility, or far away, the journey can be daunting, and the responsibility overwhelming. We're here to help! There is no fee to attend. Breakfast and lunch provided. Hear from expert speakers and visit with a range of local providers across the care spectrum. Held at the Riverbend Church in the Community Center (4214 N. Capital Of TX Hwy, Austin, TX 78746). Space is limited and this event will sell out.
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!