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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.


LifeEnrichmentPrograms
22
July, 2019



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
24
July, 2019



Become A Dementia Friend Info Session
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dementia Friendly America is an ambitious initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia by transforming the way the community thinks, talks and acts about the disease. Attending 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
25
July, 2019



Circle of Friends East Valley Support Group
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
CaregiverClasses
25
July, 2019



The Science of Preventing Alzheimer’s disease
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Can scientists find a way to stop Alzheimer's disease before it ever affects your memory and thinking? Research efforts are now focused on individuals who may be at risk for Alzheimer's but do not show any symptoms to prevent the disease. This fascinating presentation will provide an overview of how Alzheimer's disease is defined before symptoms appear and how it is being used to develop preventative therapies. Presented by: Mike Malek-Ahmadi, PhD, GStat Bioinformatics Scientist. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
25
July, 2019



Lewy Body (LBD) Support Group
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.
CommunityEvents
26
July, 2019



Memory Loss: When to Take the Keys
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa 85205
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join local experts to learn about the neurological changes that impair driving, the legal perspective, driving evaluations and how to address driving with family members. Panel discussion and resources available to answer your questions. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
26
July, 2019



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
26
July, 2019



Early Stage Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monthly support group is for individuals with early stage memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). No registration required. Drop-in group.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
26
July, 2019



Scottsdale Memory Cafe: Music Therapy
Where
Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memory Cafés are designed for community members with Alzheimer’s or dementia (along with their caregivers) to provide a public space to go and have wonderful interactive social experiences. Please register at 480-312-7323 or online at scottsdale.libnet.info/events.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
29
July, 2019



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
July, 2019



Adult Children Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
5:15 PM - 6:45 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
02
August, 2019



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
05
August, 2019



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.
CaregiverClasses
05
August, 2019



Planning Ahead for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
SupportGroups
07
August, 2019



Men Who Care Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
7:30 AM - 9:30 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. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CommunityEvents
07
August, 2019



Opportunity to Stump the Chump: Ask the expert your dementia-related questions
Where
Banner - University Medicine North Campus 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Building 2, 1st floor conference rm. Tucson, AZ
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Banner Alzheimer's Institute's noted physician assistant Helle Brand and Neuropsychologist Dev Ashish, PhD, will be presenting a “Stump the Chump” question and answer session to support families caring for those with memory loss. This program offers caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias a fun, unique opportunity with open and direct access to experts in all things dementia related. Bring your top questions and concerns, and see if you've got the one that will Stump the Chump. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
09
August, 2019



Life Transitions Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monthly support group for caregivers whose person has transitioned to residential care or has passed away. No registration required. Drop-in group.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
09
August, 2019



Scottsdale Memory Cafe: Vintage Hollywood Trivia
Where
Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memory Cafés are designed for community members with Alzheimer’s or dementia (along with their caregivers) to provide a public space to go and have wonderful interactive social experiences. Please register at 480-312-7323 or online at scottsdale.libnet.info/events.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
12
August, 2019



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
13
August, 2019



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
14
August, 2019



DFT Present: Ambiguous Loss: Living with Uncertainty
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 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 members. This class provides strategies to infuse hope and meaning into one’s life while providing care. BAI Social Worker, Susy Favaro, LCSW will be facilitating this class. Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
19
August, 2019



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
22
August, 2019



Circle of Friends East Valley Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
CaregiverClasses
22
August, 2019



Hospice and Dementia Care
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hospice is a Medicare covered benefit to support end of life care for the affected person and their family.  Dr. Allison Perrin will discuss important end of life decisions for people with dementia and how hospice services can be helpful.  Hospice eligibility criteria, insurance coverage and services available will be presented. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
23
August, 2019



Early Stage Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monthly support group is for individuals with early stage memory loss, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). No registration required. Drop-in group.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
23
August, 2019



Scottsdale Memory Cafe: Mindfulness
Where
Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memory Cafés are designed for community members with Alzheimer’s or dementia (along with their caregivers) to provide a public space to go and have wonderful interactive social experiences. Please register at 480-312-7323 or online at scottsdale.libnet.info/events.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
26
August, 2019



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
27
August, 2019



Adult Children Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
5:15 PM - 6:45 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.
BannerHoliday
02
September, 2019



OFFICES CLOSED: Labor Day Holiday
Where
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Offices closed due to Labor Day Holiday
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
02
September, 2019



CANCELLED: Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
Where
Tempe Public Library
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
No session due to Labor Day Holiday
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
09
September, 2019



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
13
September, 2019



Alzheimer’s Disease and the Hispanic Community
Where
Banner Estrella Medical Center, 9201 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix AZ
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s does not discriminate. It affects every race, religion, education level, gender and income bracket. Let’s get back to basics by learning the facts around Alzheimer’s disease. What is it? How are people affected? What is being done to stop this disease? How can I make a difference? Come for answers to these questions and more. Free but registration is required. Registration from 8:30-9am. Program begins at 9am.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
16
September, 2019



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
18
September, 2019



Living day-to-day with Dementia
Where
Banner - University Medicine North, 3838 N Campbell Ave Building 2, 1st Floor Conference Room 10116, Tucson, AZ 85719
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for the 2019 mini-conference series where Banner Alzheimer's Institute focuses on the basics and beyond of Alzheimer’s or related dementias and its impact on our community. Arizona has the highest projected growth rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the country, making it so important to understand and get involved. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with noted Banner medical professionals and community experts. This workshop will review critical changes in communication as dementia progresses and the common mistakes caregivers make that can lead to arguments. You will also learn the most common types of behavior challenges along with strategies and non-pharmacologic solutions caregivers can easily implement. Co-presented with Casa de la Luz
CommunityEvents
18
September, 2019



Banner Brain Health Program (BBHP)
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Come flex your brain muscles at a FREE Brain Health Program! 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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
23
September, 2019



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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
30
September, 2019



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
23
November, 2019



Alzheimer’s Awareness: Shine A Light on All Dementias
Where
State Capitol Front Lawn, 1700 W. Washington Street., Phoenix
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a free, family-friendly picnic which will include activities, food and more on the capitol lawn in honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The evening will culminate in lighting the capitol purple, the color designated to honor the more than 5 million American’s living with Alzheimer’s disease. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
04
December, 2019



Dementia Caregiver Self-Care: Taking care of you
Where
Banner - University Medicine North 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Building 2, 1st Floor Conference Room Tucson, AZ
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Co-presented with Pima Council on Aging. This workshop is designed for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Caregiving can be rewarding, yet also demanding. While important, sometimes finding time for yourself is difficult. Learn strategies to help you find both the resources you need, as well as ways to better manage the emotional impact of caregiving so you can carve out time for yourself and maintain better balance. Free but registration is required.
CommunityEvents
04
December, 2019



Banner Brain Health Program (BBHP)
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City 85351
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Come flex your brain muscles at a FREE Brain Health Program! 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.
CommunityEvents
09
December, 2019



Banner Brain Health Program (BBHP)
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Come flex your brain muscles at a FREE Brain Health Program! 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.