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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
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 .
SupportGroups
23
November, 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.
CommunityEvents
26
November, 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
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.
SupportGroups
27
November, 2018



West Valley Lewy (LBD) Body Dementia Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lewy Body Support Group in West Valley Support Group for Care Partners of LBD patients. Building C, Conference Room. 4th Tuesday (10:30am-noon). No registration required.
SupportGroups
27
November, 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.
SupportGroups
30
November, 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.
SupportGroups
04
December, 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
05
December, 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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
06
December, 2018



JFCS Memory Cafe
Where
Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Holiday Party with the Sunshine Singers. In the spirit of the December holidays, we hope you can join us for our Celebration of Music. The Sunshine Singers, JFCS' own senior chorus, present familiar contemporary songs from Broadway and the American songbook. You are invited to sing along to help them spread their sunshine! Hummers and toe-tappers are welcome as well. Coffee and refreshments will be available. You are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be distribute to families in need. No charge. Open to the community.
SupportGroups
06
December, 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.
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
SupportGroups
07
December, 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.
SupportGroups
07
December, 2018



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
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
07
December, 2018



Lewy (LBD) Body 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.
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
SupportGroups
11
December, 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.
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.
CaregiverClasses
12
December, 2018



Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents: Success Stories from Caregivers
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Caregivers are finding ways to improve the quality of life for themselves and their loved ones. They will share their success stories, large and small, and offer suggestions, humor and hope to others going through this journey. This is one you don’t want to miss!
SupportGroups
14
December, 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.
CommunityEvents
17
December, 2018



Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Alzheimer’s disease
Where
Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, we are constantly bombarded with ads touting the latest, greatest prevention strategy. Join this fun, interactive session as we sort through the ‘noise,’ share the truth about Alzheimer’s disease, where we are and where we’re headed and leave with easy steps you can take to join us in our fight to end Alzheimer’s disease before another generation is lost. Free but registration is required. Register via www.eventbrite.com
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
SupportGroups
20
December, 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
20
December, 2018



East Valley Circle of Friends Caregiver 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
21
December, 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.
SupportGroups
21
December, 2018



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
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
25
December, 2018



HOLIDAY - No West Valley LBD Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
West Valley Lewy (LBD) Body Dementia Support Group is cancelled due to Christmas holiday.
SupportGroups
25
December, 2018



HOLIDAY - No Adult Child Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Adult Children support group is cancelled because of the Christmas holiday.
SupportGroups
28
December, 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,
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
11
January, 2019



Exhale and Stay Me Caregiver Conference
Where
Grace Bible Church, 19280 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85373
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caregiving can be rewarding, yet also demanding. Even though you know it is important, sometimes finding time for yourself is difficult. Join us for a morning designed just for you as we learn about strategies to help you find time for yourself, find balance, exhale and stay you. Free but registration is required.