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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.


CommunityEvents
21
July, 2017



Free Memory Screening
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is offering free memory screenings allowing community participants to screen for potential memory concerns and provide direction to prevention studies, clinical trials and memory clinics. The event will also include information on brain health, and information and referral for those with memory symptoms or concerns. The memory screening takes up to 30 minutes to complete and is scheduled by appointment.
CommunityEvents
24
July, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
24
July, 2017



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
25
July, 2017



With Art in Mind at Phoenix Center for the Arts
Where
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This weekly program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. With Art in Mind runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Visual Arts building, Collaboratory classroom unless otherwise specified. For more information and class schedule, Contact the Outreach Department at 602-254-3100 x 307.
SupportGroups
25
July, 2017



Adult Child 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
26
July, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City
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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
CaregiverClasses
27
July, 2017



As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This class helps caregivers to understand the moderate to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease/related dementia. Caregivers will learn about expected changes in memory, thinking, mood, behavior and function. Practical strategies are provided to assist caregivers to find success in their efforts. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
31
July, 2017



Memory Cafe at Tempe 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
August, 2017



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. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
02
August, 2017



Planning Ahead for Caregivers
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 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. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
04
August, 2017



Lewy 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.
SupportGroups
08
August, 2017



Frontotemporal Dementia (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 Geri Hall, PhD, ARNP, GCNS, FAAN and Maribeth Gallagher, PhD, PNP, Director of Dementia Programs at Hospice of the Valley. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
08
August, 2017



Behaviors: Expressing what words cannot
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dementia affects the ability to manage emotions, carry out daily living tasks, navigate the environment and communicate in a logical way. Therefore “behaviors” communicate a real sense of discomfort for the both the person with dementia and caregiver. This class will address the most common types of behavior problems and pose a variety of solutions that caregivers can easily utilize. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
10
August, 2017



Denial: Understanding Why Your Person Doesn’t Understand
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Families often think their person is in denial about their dementia diagnosis. However, some people with the disease are unable to see changes in themselves. This class will assist participants to learn the difference between denial and lack of insight providing strategies to avoid confrontation. **Also available for viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education –February 2015 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
10
August, 2017



Sentiments and Solutions Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
TOPIC: Helping the Person with Dementia Feel Worthwhile. Join us each month for a new solution focused format featuring specific topics. This groups is facilitated by BAI’s Mary Lou Hernandez, LCSW and Helle Brand, Physician Assistant. Formerly Circle of Friends Care Partner Support Group. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CommunityEvents
11
August, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants
CaregiverClasses
15
August, 2017



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.
SupportGroups
15
August, 2017



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.
CaregiverClasses
16
August, 2017



Emotional Changes: Understanding symptoms beyond memory loss
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 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.
OnlineEducation
16
August, 2017



Dementia Dialogue Series: Helping the person with dementia feel worthwhile
Where
Online
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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 12N – 1pm AZ time. To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 for audio registration only.
CaregiverClasses
17
August, 2017



After the Dementia Diagnosis (formerly COMPASS)
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This class reviews the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn the 8 most essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors that arise due to the demands of the illness. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
22
August, 2017



Communication: Avoiding Arguments
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This class reviews changes in communication as dementia progresses and the common mistakes that caregivers make leading to arguments. A variety of alternative strategies are introduced and practiced during class so that caregivers can walk away with new techniques to immediately put into place. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
23
August, 2017



Planning Ahead for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
24
August, 2017



Finding Meaning While Living with Loss
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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. **Also available to view online at www.banneralz.org (see online education -December 2016 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
29
August, 2017



Denial: Understanding why your person doesn’t understand
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Families often think their person is in denial about their dementia diagnosis. However, some people with the disease are unable to see changes in themselves. This 60-minute class will assist participants to learn the difference between denial and lack of insight providing strategies to avoid confrontation. **Also available for viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education –February 2015 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
29
August, 2017



Adult Child 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
31
August, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
SupportGroups
01
September, 2017



Lewy 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.
BannerHoliday
04
September, 2017



Labor Day Holiday - Offices Closed
Where
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Banner Alzheimer's Institute is closed due to the Labor Day holiday.
SupportGroups
06
September, 2017



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. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
06
September, 2017



As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This class helps caregivers to understand the moderate to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease/related dementia. Caregivers will learn about expected changes in memory, thinking, mood, behavior and function. Practical strategies are provided to assist caregivers to find success in their efforts. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
CommunityEvents
07
September, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
CommunityEvents
08
September, 2017



Alzheimer’s Prevention Research Informational Session: GeneMatch
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The informational session will discuss GeneMatch, a program that has been developed by the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative for individuals aged 55-75 years with normal memory and thinking abilities who may be interested in participating in Alzheimer’s research studies. We will also discuss the latest in prevention research and clinical trial opportunities that are available at our institute. Free but registration is required. To register, please call 602-839-6500.
SupportGroups
12
September, 2017



Frontotemporal Dementia (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 Geri Hall, PhD, ARNP, GCNS, FAAN and Maribeth Gallagher, PhD, PNP, Director of Dementia Programs at Hospice of the Valley. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
12
September, 2017



Planning Ahead for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 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. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
CommunityEvents
13
September, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
SupportGroups
14
September, 2017



Sentiments and Solutions Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
TOPIC FOR SEPTEMBER: Carving Out time for Me: How is that even possible? Join us each month for a new solution focused format featuring specific topics. This group is facilitated by BAI’s Mary Lou Hernandez, LCSW and Helle Brand, Physician Assistant. Formerly Circle of Friends Care Partner Support Group. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CommunityEvents
14
September, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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.
CommunityEvents
15
September, 2017



Free Memory Screening
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is offering free memory screenings allowing community participants to screen for potential memory concerns and provide direction to prevention studies, clinical trials and memory clinics. The event will also include information on brain health, and information and referral for those with memory symptoms or concerns. The memory screening takes up to 30 minutes to complete and is scheduled by appointment.
CaregiverClasses
19
September, 2017



Travel: Planning for Success
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Travel can still be enjoyable for someone with dementia but extra time, effort and planning is required. This class will provide methods for how to make trips as successful as possible. **Also available for viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education –May 2015 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
19
September, 2017



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.
OnlineEducation
20
September, 2017



Dementia Dialogue Series: Carving out time for me - How is that ever possible?
Where
Online
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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 12N – 1pm AZ time. To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 for audio registration only.
CaregiverClasses
21
September, 2017



Help at Home: Support for the person living at home
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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.
CaregiverClasses
26
September, 2017



After the Dementia Diagnosis (formerly COMPASS)
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This class reviews the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn the 8 most essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors that arise due to the demands of the illness. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
26
September, 2017



Finding Meaning While Living with Loss
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
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. **Also available to view online at www.banneralz.org (see online education -December 2016 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
26
September, 2017



Adult Child 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
28
September, 2017



Activities: Filling the day with meaning and purpose
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
CaregiverClasses
29
September, 2017



Learning to provide hands on care: A skills lab for caregivers
Where
Foundation for Senior Living Caregiver House, 1201 N. Thomas Road, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This skills lab will allow caregivers to learn how to provide personal care (grooming, oral care, bathing, dressing), manage incontinence, adapt to changes in eating, move the person in/out of a chair and bed, and identify medical equipment for home use. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
03
October, 2017



Residential Care: When Moving becomes the best option
Where
Banner Gateway Medical Center, 1900 N. Higley Road, Gilbert
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Transitioning from home to a residential care setting can be challenging for caregivers and the person with dementia. This class will discuss the importance of planning and considerations when making the transition from one level of care to another. Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
03
October, 2017



With Art In Mind
Where
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This weekly program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. With Art in Mind runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Visual Arts building, Collaboratory classroom unless otherwise specified. For more information and class schedule, Contact the Outreach Department at 602-254-3100 x 307.
SupportGroups
04
October, 2017



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. Free, no registration required.
CaregiverClasses
05
October, 2017



Travel: Planning for Success
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Travel can still be enjoyable for someone with dementia but extra time, effort and planning is required. This class will provide methods for how to make trips as successful as possible. **Also available for viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education –May 2015 Dementia Dialogue Webinar). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
06
October, 2017



Lewy Body Dementia (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.
CaregiverClasses
10
October, 2017



Planning Ahead Class for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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. **Also available for DVD purchase or free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
10
October, 2017



With Art in Mind
Where
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This weekly program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. With Art in Mind runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Visual Arts building, Collaboratory classroom unless otherwise specified. For more information and class schedule, Contact the Outreach Department at 602-254-3100 x 307.
SupportGroups
10
October, 2017



Frontotemporal Dementia (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 Maribeth Gallagher, PhD, PNP, Director of Dementia Programs at Hospice of the Valley. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
12
October, 2017



Behaviors: Expressing What Words Cannot
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dementia affects the ability to manage emotions, carry out daily living tasks, navigate the environment and communicate in a logical way. Therefore “behaviors” communicate a real sense of discomfort for the both the person with dementia and caregiver. This class will address the most common types of behavior problems and pose a variety of solutions that caregivers can easily utilize. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
12
October, 2017



Sentiments and Solutions Support Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us each month for a new solution focused format featuring specific topics. This group is facilitated by BAI’s Mary Lou Hernandez, LCSW. Formerly Circle of Friends Care Partner Support Group. Topic for October: Role Changes and Reversals No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
16
October, 2017



After the Dementia Diagnosis (formerly COMPASS)
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
This class reviews the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn the 8 most essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors that arise due to the demands of the illness. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
17
October, 2017



Planning Ahead Class for Caregivers
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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. **Also available for free viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
17
October, 2017



With Art in Mind
Where
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This weekly program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. With Art in Mind runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Visual Arts building, Collaboratory classroom unless otherwise specified. For more information and class schedule, Contact the Outreach Department at 602-254-3100 x 307.
SupportGroups
17
October, 2017



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.
CommunityEvents
18
October, 2017



Native American Pre-Conference: Guiding Caregivers - Tools for the Dementia Journey
Where
Casino Del Dol Resort, Tucson, AZ
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has put together their ‘best of the best’ to create a Toolkit to help you better help your families who are impacted by dementia. This day long training will help you understand all provided materials and review real life scenarios to enable you to use the Toolkit to its fullest potential! This pre-conference is for professionals working with people affected by dementia. Cost: $25.00 per person (includes lunch and materials)
OnlineEducation
18
October, 2017



Dementia Dialogues Series: Role Changes and Reversals
Where
Online
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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 12N – 1pm AZ time. To register, visit www.banneralz.org/dementiadialogues or call 623-832-3248 for audio registration only.
CommunityEvents
19
October, 2017



13th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia in Native Americans
Where
Casino Del Sol Resort, Tucson AZ
Time
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease/dementia is a growing chronic illness that impacts both the person and their family. As abilities are lost and more care is provided by professionals and family members, the understanding of core concepts, tools and strategies are critical to managing care more effectively. This full-day conference is designed to provide a focus on the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease. Through the use of video vignettes from Native American family caregivers, education from dementia experts and the experience of creating art to promote healing; participants will learn strategies to use these in everyday life to promote well-being. This conference is intended for families and professional caregivers, health care providers, educators and tribal leaders. Cost: $25 per person (includes breakfast and lunch).
CommunityEvents
20
October, 2017



Alzheimer’s Prevention Research Informational Session: GeneMatch
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The informational session will discuss GeneMatch, a program that has been developed by the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative for individuals aged 55-75 years with normal memory and thinking abilities who may be interested in participating in Alzheimer’s research studies. We will also discuss the latest in prevention research and clinical trial opportunities that are available at our institute. Registration: Free but registration is required. To register, please call 602-839-6500
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
24
October, 2017



With Art in Mind
Where
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This weekly program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. With Art in Mind runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Visual Arts building, Collaboratory classroom unless otherwise specified. For more information and class schedule, Contact the Outreach Department at 602-254-3100 x 307
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
31
October, 2017



With Art in Mind
Where
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This weekly program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. With Art in Mind runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Visual Arts building, Collaboratory classroom unless otherwise specified. For more information and class schedule, Contact the Outreach Department at 602-254-3100 x 307
SupportGroups
31
October, 2017



Adult Child 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
10
November, 2017



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.
BannerHoliday
23
November, 2017



Thanksgiving Holiday - Offices Closed
Where
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Banner Alzheimer's Institute is closed due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
CommunityEvents
07
December, 2017



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.
BannerHoliday
25
December, 2017



Christmas Day Holiday - Offices Closed
Where
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Banner Alzheimer's Institute is closed due to the Christmas holiday.