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SYRACUSE — Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, free education programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter will remain online through the summer months. Programs are delivered through an easy-to-use online meeting system available to users on desktop or portable computers, and mobile devices.

“The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers, and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term,” said Catherine James, Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter Chief Executive Officer. “Alzheimer’s Association operations will continue, and we will re-evaluate these measures on an ongoing basis and resume in person engagements as soon as we are able, based on public health guidelines.”

The Chapter presents more than 500 education programs annually throughout the region. These programs, offered free of charge, information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.

To register for a program and receive instructions for how to join the session, call 315.472.4201 and dial extension 228 at the prompt.

Upcoming programs in June and July include:

June 1, 2–3 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 3, 11 a.m.-Noon: Dementia Conversations (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 3, 4–5 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 3, 5–7 p.m.: Legal & Financial Planning for Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 4, 3:30–7 p.m.: Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage (intended for caregivers)
June 4, 6–7 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 8, 5–6 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 9, 5–7 p.m.: Legal & Financial Planning for Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 9, 6–7 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 10, 9–10 a.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 10, 5–6:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 11, 2–3:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Legal & Financial Planning for Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 15, Noon–1 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 15, 4–5:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 16, 4–5 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 16, 5–6 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 18, 3–4:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 18, 3:30–6 p.m.: Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage (intended for caregivers)
June 22, 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 23, 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 24, 11 a.m.-Noon: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body (intended for the general public)
June 25, 6–7 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
June 30, 4:30–6 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 6, 2–3:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 7, 5–6 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 9, 2–3 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 13 5–6:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 14, 2–3:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 16, 1–2 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 16, 1–2:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 20, 4–5 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 20, 2–3:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 21, 6–7 p.m.: Dementia Conversations (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 22, 5–6 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 27, 4–5:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)
July 28, Noon-1:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (intended for caregivers and people living with dementia)

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.