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Banner Alzheimer's Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute offer a wide range of events and classes for patients, caregivers and families. Our events are free unless otherwise noted.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, contact 602-839-6850 or baiinfo@bannerhealth.com
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, contact 623-832-3248 or bannerresearch@bannerhealth.com.


OnlineEducation
19
September, 2018



Dementia Dialogues: Love Your Noggin
Where
Online
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: Love Your Noggin - How Can I Live a Healthy Brain Lifestyle? This webinar/teleconference series will parallel the monthly Beacon newsletter and expand upon important topics that are our readers have requested in the comfort of your own space. Each webinar/teleconference is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 – 10:30am (AZ time). To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 .
CaregiverClasses
19
September, 2018



Communication: Avoiding Arguments & Behaviors: Expressing What Words Cannot
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This session review changes in communication as dementia progresses and the common mistakes that caregivers make leading to arguments and cover the most common types of behavior problems while posing a variety of solutions that caregivers can easily utilize. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
20
September, 2018



Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners Only. 1st & 3rd Thursday (11am-12pm). Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
21
September, 2018



Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Every Friday (10-11am). Morin Auditorium. No registration required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
24
September, 2018



Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each Monday from 9:30am – 12N, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required.
SupportGroups
25
September, 2018



Lewy Body Support Group in West Valley
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners of LBD patients. Building C, Conference Room. 4th Tuesday (10:30am-noon). No registration required.
SupportGroups
25
September, 2018



Adult Children Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia presents many unique challenges for adult children. Knowing that you are not alone can help you find and maintain hope as you support your parent. Come join us to share concerns, learn tips and coping strategies toward successful caregiving. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
26
September, 2018



Emotional Changes: Understanding symptoms beyond memory loss
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
It is well recognized that Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss. This program focuses on helping you better grasp the common emotional changes that may occur in the person with AD. Learning to better understand emotional changes can help you to increase your level of empathy and reduce caregiver frustration. Free but registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com
CommunityEvents
26
September, 2018



CLASS FULL: Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Your brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between “normal aging” & something more serious & a self-assessment, the Brain Health Program can act as your personal trainer by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
CaregiverClasses
27
September, 2018



Help at Home: Support for the person living at home
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa 85205
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
There are many options available when additional care is needed. However, it is often overwhelming to know where to begin and how to find the right fit for you and your person. This session will review possible options for care in and out of home; how to make an informed decision and ensure success. Free but registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com
SupportGroups
27
September, 2018



East Valley Circle of Friends Support Group
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Gain Support & Meet Care Partners of Those with Memory Loss. Often it can be very helpful to talk with others who are going through similar experiences. This support group is for care partners affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This group is designed to help care partners solve problems and discuss concerns in a supportive setting. Discussions are initiated by care partners and supplemented with occasional formal presentations on relevant topics. No registration required. Drop-in group.
SupportGroups
28
September, 2018



Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Every Friday (10-11am). Morin Auditorium. No registration required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
01
October, 2018



Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each Monday from 9:30am – 12N, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required. Information about Dementia Friendly Tempe and its Memory Café can be found at www.tempe.gov/dft or by calling 480-350-8534.
SupportGroups
02
October, 2018



Life Transitions Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
For caregivers whose person has transitioned to residential care or has passed away. No registration required. Drop-in group.
SupportGroups
03
October, 2018



Men Who Care Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Just for men caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. Join us monthly as we share educational and problem-focused solutions for men who are caregivers. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
04
October, 2018



Medications for Dementia: What are they and what can I expect?
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix 85006
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
While use of approved medications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease don’t cure the illness, they can be effective in managing symptoms. This class will review medications used, how to set reasonable expectations for use, potential side effects and tips for common issues. **Also available for viewing online at www.banneralz. org (see online education –April 2015 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com
SupportGroups
04
October, 2018



Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Building A, Sun City
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners Only. 1st & 3rd Thursday (11am-12pm). Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
05
October, 2018



Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson's and their Care Partners
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Every Friday (10-11am). Morin Auditorium. No registration required.
CommunityEvents
05
October, 2018



Become a Dementia Friend
Where
Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will help you understand what dementia is, how it affects people and how you can make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia. Learn five key messages about dementia, what are the most common types and turn this understanding into an action that will help someone living with the disease. Dementia Friends Arizona is big project that asks for a small commitment: an hour of your time to learn how to become a Dementia Friend. Free but registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com
SupportGroups
05
October, 2018



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Building A and C, Conference Rooms, Sun City
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Support Group for people with Early Stage Dementia and Care Partners. 1st & 3rd Friday (12-1pm). Caregivers (Building A). Person with AD (Building C). No registration required.
SupportGroups
05
October, 2018



Lewy Body (LBD) Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Are you caring for someone with a diagnosis of one of the following conditions (Lewy Body Disease (LBD); Parkinson’s disease with dementia (Memory loss, personality changes); Parkinson’s disease with Alzheimer’s disease? Connect with other families following a similar path and professionals who work with people with Lewy Body Disease on a regular basis. If you want additional information on your person’s illness and support from families on a similar journey, this support group is available. No registration required. Drop-in group.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
08
October, 2018



Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each Monday from 9:30am – 12N, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required. Information about Dementia Friendly Tempe and its Memory Café can be found at www.tempe.gov/dft or by calling 480-350-8534.
CommunityEvents
08
October, 2018



Become a Dementia Friend
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa 85205
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will help you understand what dementia is, how it affects people and how you can make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia. Learn five key messages about dementia, what are the most common types and turn this understanding into an action that will help someone living with the disease. Dementia Friends Arizona is big project that asks for a small commitment: an hour of your time to learn how to become a Dementia Friend. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
09
October, 2018



Frontotemporal (FTD) Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Do you have a family member or friend diagnosed with a dementia involving the frontal lobes of the brain: Frontotemporal dementia; Primary progressive aphasia, or strokes in the frontal lobe? If so you are invited to participate in a support system sponsored by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Hospice of the Valley. The system includes both a monthly support group and an online group for questions and support between meetings. Meetings will be facilitated by Moira Kehayes, Social Worker, LCSW and Maribeth Gallagher, PhD, PNP, Director of Dementia Programs at Hospice of the Valley. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
09
October, 2018



Planning Ahead for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix 85006
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease/dementia is a condition that can last for 8 – 10 years and will require additional help and care as the condition changes. Caregivers will learn about medical, legal and financial decisions that are needed along with how to find help and pay for care in the home, community and residential settings. Free but registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com
CommunityEvents
10
October, 2018



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Your brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between “normal aging” & something more serious & a self-assessment, the Brain Health Program can act as your personal trainer by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
CaregiverClasses
10
October, 2018



Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents - Alzheimer’s Research: finding effective treatments/prevention measures
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join Assistant Professor Ben Readhead from Arizona State University-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) and hear about the cutting-edge work being done in Arizona to find potential new treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Using many sorts of data from around the world, Dr. Readhead and his team are exploring new approaches to unraveling the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
12
October, 2018



Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Every Friday (10-11am). Morin Auditorium. No registration required.
CommunityEvents
13
October, 2018



Walk to End Alzheimer’s – West Valley
Where
Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Road, Sun City West, AZ 85375
Time
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - West Valley, AZ. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
15
October, 2018



Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each Monday from 9:30am – 12N, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required. Information about Dementia Friendly Tempe and its Memory Café can be found at www.tempe.gov/dft or by calling 480-350-8534.
OnlineEducation
17
October, 2018



Dementia Dialogues: Alzheimer’s Prevention
Where
Online
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: Alzheimer's Prevention - What's the latest in Alzheimer's Research? This webinar/teleconference series will parallel the monthly Beacon newsletter and expand upon important topics that are our readers have requested in the comfort of your own space. Each webinar/teleconference is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 – 10:30am (AZ time). To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 .
CaregiverClasses
17
October, 2018



Activities: Filling the Day with Meaning and Purpose
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Keeping people with dementia engaged and mentally stimulated is a common concern for caregivers. This class will discuss how to adapt activities as the disease progresses and how to find a variety of stimulating and engaging activities that work in order for the person to have fun and find success. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
18
October, 2018



Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Building A, Sun City
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners Only. 1st & 3rd Thursday (11am-12pm). Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
19
October, 2018



Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Every Friday (10-11am). Morin Auditorium. No registration required.
SupportGroups
19
October, 2018



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Building A and C, Conference Rooms, Sun City
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Support Group for people with Early Stage Dementia and Care Partners. 1st & 3rd Friday (12-1pm). Caregivers (Building A). Person with AD (Building C). No registration required.
CaregiverClasses
19
October, 2018



Ambiguous Loss: Living with Uncertainty
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Caring for someone with dementia creates ongoing awareness of loss as the person with dementia is physically present but psychologically different from who they once were. This can be confusing and overwhelming for family and others who care about them. This class provides strategies to infuse hope and meaning into one’s life while providing care in order to cope with continual changes. Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
22
October, 2018



Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each Monday from 9:30am – 12N, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required. Information about Dementia Friendly Tempe and its Memory Café can be found at www.tempe.gov/dft or by calling 480-350-8534.
SupportGroups
23
October, 2018



Lewy Body Support Group in West Valley
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Building C - Conference Room, Sun City
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners of LBD patients. Building C, Conference Room. 4th Tuesday (10:30am-noon). No registration required.
CaregiverClasses
25
October, 2018



Mindfulness for Dementia Care Partners
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa 85205
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mindfulness helps caregivers be in the present moment. Mindfulness practice helps people relax, focus and breathe, which calms the mind and body. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) training has been studied scientifically and found to improve physical symptoms (such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, shortness of breath and insomnia) and to decrease emotional and psychological distress (such as anxiety and depression). Presented by Hospice of the Valley. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
25
October, 2018



East Valley Circle of Friends Support Group
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Gain Support & Meet Care Partners of Those with Memory Loss. Often it can be very helpful to talk with others who are going through similar experiences. This support group is for care partners affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This group is designed to help care partners solve problems and discuss concerns in a supportive setting. Discussions are initiated by care partners and supplemented with occasional formal presentations on relevant topics. No registration required. Drop-in group.
SupportGroups
26
October, 2018



Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Morin Auditorium, Sun City
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. Every Friday (10-11am). Morin Auditorium. No registration required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
29
October, 2018



Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each Monday from 9:30am – 12N, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required. Information about Dementia Friendly Tempe and its Memory Café can be found at www.tempe.gov/dft or by calling 480-350-8534.
SupportGroups
30
October, 2018



Adult Children Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia presents many unique challenges for adult children. Knowing that you are not alone can help you find and maintain hope as you support your parent. Come join us to share concerns, learn tips and coping strategies toward successful caregiving. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CommunityEvents
03
November, 2018



Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Phoenix
Where
Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix 85007
Time
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Phoenix, AZ. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's.
CaregiverClasses
08
November, 2018



COMPASS: After the Dementia Diagnosis
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This class reviews the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors that arise due to the demands of the illness. Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com.
CommunityEvents
12
November, 2018



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Time
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Your brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between “normal aging” & something more serious & a self-assessment, the Brain Health Program can act as your personal trainer by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
CaregiverClasses
15
November, 2018



Emotional Changes: Understanding Symptoms Beyond Memory Loss
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
It is well recognized that Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss. This program focuses on helping you better grasp the common emotional changes that may occur in the person with AD. Learning to better understand emotional changes can help you to increase your level of empathy and reduce caregiver frustration. Free but registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com
OnlineEducation
21
November, 2018



Dementia Dialogues: Wellness
Where
Online
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: Wellness - How am I supposed to fit in self-care when I don't have a minute to spare? This webinar/teleconference series will parallel the monthly Beacon newsletter and expand upon important topics that are our readers have requested in the comfort of your own space. Each webinar/teleconference is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 – 10:30am (AZ time). To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 .
CommunityEvents
27
November, 2018



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. Fifth Avenue, Tempe
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Your brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between “normal aging” & something more serious & a self-assessment, the Brain Health Program can act as your personal trainer by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com Limited to 20 participants.
CaregiverClasses
06
December, 2018



Communication: Avoiding Arguments and Behaviors: Expressing What Words Cannot
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This session review changes in communication as dementia progresses and the common mistakes that caregivers make leading to arguments and cover the most common types of behavior problems while posing a variety of solutions that caregivers can easily utilize. Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com
CommunityEvents
10
December, 2018



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Your brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between “normal aging” & something more serious & a self-assessment, the Brain Health Program can act as your personal trainer by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com. Limited to 20 participants
CaregiverClasses
11
December, 2018



Planning Ahead for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can last for 8 to 10 years and will require additional help and care as the condition progresses. Caregivers will learn about medical, legal and financial decisions that are needed along with how to find help and pay for care in the home, community and residential settings. Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com
CommunityEvents
12
December, 2018



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Your brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between “normal aging” & something more serious & a self-assessment, the Brain Health Program can act as your personal trainer by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle factors related to brain health. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
OnlineEducation
19
December, 2018



Dementia Dialogues: A Year in Review
Where
online
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: A Year in Review - What have we learned about Alzheimer's and where are we going? This webinar/teleconference series will parallel the monthly Beacon newsletter and expand upon important topics that are our readers have requested in the comfort of your own space. Each webinar/teleconference is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 – 10:30am (AZ time). To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 .
CaregiverClasses
20
December, 2018



Ask the Expert” Panel Discussion with BAI’s Social Worker, Nurse Practioner & Neurologist
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Come prepared to ask the panel from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute your questions about Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The panel will include Danielle Goldfarb MD, Neurologist; Michele Grigaitis-Reyes DNP, Nurse Practitioner; and Mary Lou Hernandez LCSW, Social Worker. The goal is to help people understand the current and ongoing medical, emotional, social and financial needs that impact the person with dementia and their families. Have your questions ready!! Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com