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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
23
September, 2017



Dementia Friend AZ - Become A Dementia Friend
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It transforms the way we think, talk and act about the disease. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we each can make a difference in the lives of people living with the disease. This 1-hour session helps you learn about dementia and the small ways you can help as you become a Dementia Friend for our community! Free but registration is required. To register, please call 602-230-CARE (2273) or by clicking the link below.
CommunityEvents
23
September, 2017



Dementia Friends AZ - Become A Dementia Friend
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It transforms the way we think, talk and act about the disease. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we each can make a difference in the lives of people living with the disease. This 1-hour session helps you learn about dementia and the small ways you can help as you become a Dementia Friend for our community! Free but registration is required. To register, please call 602-230-CARE (2273) or by clicking the link below.
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.
CommunityEvents
27
September, 2017



Become a Dementia Friend
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dementia Friendly Tempe is taking part in an ambitious initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia by transforming the way the Tempe community thinks, talks and acts about 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. The session will be taught by a Dementia Champion – a local volunteer who has been trained to facilitate discussions about dementia with the public. There is no cost to attend and the public can choose from one of multiple upcoming sessions. Dementia Friends Arizona is part of Dementia Friends USA, which helps communities understand dementia. Please register for a session: Call 602-839-6850 or email BAIFCS@bannerhealth.com
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
29
September, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A program for people with memory loss and their care partners. This weekly music therapy group session provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap along to music. A love of music is the only requirement! Every Friday, 10:30-11:30am Cost: $10 per participant pair each week or $100 session block of 10-12 sessions Registration and Information: Sun Joo Lee MM, MT-BC, NMT Ph: 480.274.3206 | Email: ssoli96@hotmail.com Classes are hosted by Herberger ASU School of Music and co-sponsored by the City of Tempe and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
06
October, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A program for people with memory loss and their care partners. This weekly music therapy group session provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap along to music. A love of music is the only requirement! Every Friday, 10:30-11:30am Cost: $10 per participant pair each week or $100 session block of 10-12 sessions. Registration and Information: Sun Joo Lee MM, MT-BC, NMT Ph: 480.274.3206 | Email: ssoli96@hotmail.com Classes are hosted by Herberger ASU School of Music and co-sponsored by the City of Tempe and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.
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.
CommunityEvents
10
October, 2017



Banner Brain Health Program
Where
Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. Fifth Street, 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. This class is intended for cognitively normal adults. Free but registration is required. Limited to 20 participants.
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
11
October, 2017



Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents: Plan B - When Emergency Strikes a Dementia Caregiver
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
What would happen to your loved one if you should suddenly become incapacitated? Come hear from professionals and caregivers their experiences with this all too often occurrence. Learn realistic options for care and develop your own Emergency Plan. This will be a safe place to discuss your concerns and fears and walk away more confident that you have a good “Plan B” in place when you need it! Free but registration is required.
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
13
October, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A program for people with memory loss and their care partners. This weekly music therapy group session provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap along to music. A love of music is the only requirement! Every Friday, 10:30-11:30am Cost: $10 per participant pair each week or $100 session block of 10-12 sessions. Registration and Information: Sun Joo Lee MM, MT-BC, NMT Ph: 480.274.3206 | Email: ssoli96@hotmail.com Classes are hosted by Herberger ASU School of Music and co-sponsored by the City of Tempe and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.
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
17
October, 2017



Become a Dementia Friend
Where
Cahill Senior Center, 715 W. Fifth Street, Tempe 85281
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dementia Friendly Tempe is taking part in an ambitious initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia by transforming the way the Tempe community thinks, talks and acts about 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. The session will be taught by a Dementia Champion – a local volunteer who has been trained to facilitate discussions about dementia with the public. There is no cost to attend and the public can choose from one of multiple upcoming sessions. Dementia Friends Arizona is part of Dementia Friends USA, which helps communities understand dementia. Please register for a session: Call 602-839-6850 or email BAIFCS@bannerhealth.com
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 or by clicking the link below.
CommunityEvents
21
October, 2017



Become a Dementia Friend
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe 85282
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dementia Friendly Tempe is taking part in an ambitious initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia by transforming the way the Tempe community thinks, talks and acts about 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. The session will be taught by a Dementia Champion – a local volunteer who has been trained to facilitate discussions about dementia with the public. There is no cost to attend and the public can choose from one of multiple upcoming sessions. Dementia Friends Arizona is part of Dementia Friends USA, which helps communities understand dementia. Please register for a session: Call 602-839-6850 or email BAIFCS@bannerhealth.com
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
27
October, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A program for people with memory loss and their care partners. This weekly music therapy group session provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap along to music. A love of music is the only requirement! Every Friday, 10:30-11:30am Cost: $10 per participant pair each week or $100 session block of 10-12 sessions. Registration and Information: Sun Joo Lee MM, MT-BC, NMT Ph: 480.274.3206 | Email: ssoli96@hotmail.com Classes are hosted by Herberger ASU School of Music and co-sponsored by the City of Tempe and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.
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.
SupportGroups
01
November, 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.
CommunityEvents
02
November, 2017



Duet Family Caregiver Symposium
Where
Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Morning Session: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (includes lunch) Navigating Diffi cult Family Caregiver Transitions Join Duet as we gather with expert panelists during National Caregiver Month to share with caregivers how to navigate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being through periods of high stress. $20 family caregivers; $40 professionals Afternoon Training: 1 - 4:30 p.m. Finding Meaning and Hope Finding Meaning and Hope is Duet’s new video series, based on the book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, by Pauline Boss, PhD. Join Dr. Boss for a free training to become a video series facilitator. Professionals and volunteers welcome.
SupportGroups
03
November, 2017



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.
CommunityEvents
06
November, 2017



Become a Dementia Friend
Where
Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange Street,
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dementia Friendly Tempe is taking part in an ambitious initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia by transforming the way the Tempe community thinks, talks and acts about 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. The session will be taught by a Dementia Champion – a local volunteer who has been trained to facilitate discussions about dementia with the public. There is no cost to attend and the public can choose from one of multiple upcoming sessions. Dementia Friends Arizona is part of Dementia Friends USA, which helps communities understand dementia. Please register for a session: Call 602-839-6850 or email BAIFCS@bannerhealth.com
CaregiverClasses
07
November, 2017



As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
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.
SupportGroups
09
November, 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 November: Facing Financial Issues: Is the Rainy Day Here? Join us each month for a new solution focused format featuring specific topics. This groups is facilitated by BAI’s Mary Lou Hernandez, LCSW. Formerly Circle of Friends Care Partner Support Group. 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.
CaregiverClasses
13
November, 2017



After the Dementia Diagnosis
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
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.
SupportGroups
14
November, 2017



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 Maribeth Gallagher, PhD, PNP, Director of Dementia Programs at Hospice of the Valley. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
14
November, 2017



Planning Ahead Class for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
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.
OnlineEducation
15
November, 2017



Dementia Dialogue Series: Facing Financial Issues
Where
Online
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Most people plan to live independently until the end; but with dementia that it unrealistic. Most families are not aware or prepared for the high costs of care over an extended illness like dementia. This Dialogue reviews the logistics of how to plan and pay for care over the course of the disease. 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
16
November, 2017



Residential Care: When moving becomes the best option
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
CommunityEvents
17
November, 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 or by clicking on the link below.
CaregiverClasses
21
November, 2017



Denial: Understanding What Your Person Doesn’t Understand
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
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 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
21
November, 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.
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.
SupportGroups
28
November, 2017



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
01
December, 2017



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.
CaregiverClasses
05
December, 2017



Denial: Understanding What Your Person Doesn’t Understand
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 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
06
December, 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.
CommunityEvents
06
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.
CaregiverClasses
07
December, 2017



After the Dementia Diagnosis (formerly called 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.
CommunityEvents
08
December, 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 or by clicking the link below.
CaregiverClasses
11
December, 2017



Medications for Dementia: What are they and what can I expect?
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 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.
CaregiverClasses
12
December, 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 viewing online at www.banneralz.org (see online education). Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
12
December, 2017



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 Maribeth Gallagher, PhD, PNP, Director of Dementia Programs at Hospice of the Valley. No registration required. Drop-in group.
SupportGroups
14
December, 2017



Sentiments and Solutions Group
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Topic for December: Visiting Notes for Families. Join us each month for a new solution focused format featuring specific topics. This groups is facilitated by BAI’s Mary Lou Hernandez, LCSW. Formerly Circle of Friends Care Partner Support Group. No registration required. Drop-in group.
CaregiverClasses
19
December, 2017



Help at Home: Support for the person living at home
Where
Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa
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.
SupportGroups
19
December, 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
December, 2017



Dementia Dialogues: Visiting Notes for Families
Where
Online
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Primary caregivers for people with dementia often report feelings of overwhelm, loneliness and social isolation as family members and friends seem to disappear. This Dialogue explores how to stay connected to friends and family and how you can teach them that their presence can offer a connection for the person with dementia and a break for you. 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.
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.
SupportGroups
26
December, 2017



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.