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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
27
May, 2019



HOLIDAY - No Memory Cafe
Where
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Due to Memorial Day Holiday, the Memory Café is cancelled today
SupportGroups
28
May, 2019



Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Building C, Conference Room, Sun City
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners of LBD patients. Building C, Conference Room. 4th Tuesday (10:30am-noon). No registration required.
SupportGroups
28
May, 2019



Adult Child 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.
CommunityEvents
29
May, 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 University of Arizona Neurologist Dr. Steven Rapcsak, MD, will be presenting a “Stump the Chump” Q&A in support of people with memory loss conditions. 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
31
May, 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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
31
May, 2019



Passport to Music at the MIM
Where
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5-week series connects music and memory Passport to Music is a new life enrichment program by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in partnership with the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Designed for persons with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partner, guests will experience a different region of the world and activity each week. Participants will be encouraged to explore memories in this unique environment through music. By engaging in interactive experiences, guests will be able to trace cultural roots and traditions. Sessions are held quarterly for five consecutive Fridays and participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in their selected series. $50 per couple Meet in Main Lobby
CommunityEvents
04
June, 2019



Banner Brain Health Program (BBHP)
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 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.
SupportGroups
05
June, 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.
CaregiverClasses
05
June, 2019



As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers
Where
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 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. Free but registration is required.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
06
June, 2019



JFCS Memory Cafe: Brighten Up Your World
Where
Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave, Phoenix 85012
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Create your own special floral centerpiece. Join with us as Janina Phinao helps you create a lovely work of art for you to take home. Janina is the multitalented activities coordinator at Belmont Village in Scottsdale. We’ll have a wide variety of flowers, greenery and ribbon for you to use. If you have certain elements of your own you’d like to include, feel free to bring them along! Coffee and refreshments provided. RSVP to Kathy Rood at 602-452-4627 or kathy.rood@jfcsaz.org.
SupportGroups
06
June, 2019



Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners Only. Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
07
June, 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
07
June, 2019



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Support Group for people with Early Stage Dementia and Care Partners. 1st & 3rd Friday (12-1pm). Caregivers (Building A). Person with AD (Building C). No registration required.
SupportGroups
07
June, 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.
SupportGroups
11
June, 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.
CommunityEvents
12
June, 2019



Banner Brain Health Program (BBHP)
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City 85351
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
CaregiverClasses
12
June, 2019



Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents: Medical Marijuana and Dementia
Where
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are common symptoms in patients with dementia. These behaviors are often characterized by agitation, physical or verbal aggressiveness, restlessness, and inappropriate loudness, such as yelling and screaming. The treatment options for these symptoms are very limited because of the moderate to severe side effects associated with the currently available medications. Join Dr. Walter Nieri from the University of Arizona College of Medicine as he discusses clinical studies that show cannabinoids could have a beneficial effect on behavioral disorders in general, and possibly in dementia-related-disorders. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
14
June, 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
14
June, 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.
CommunityEvents
19
June, 2019



Dementia 101: Let’s take it from the beginning
Where
Banner - University Medicine North Campus 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Building 2, 1st floor conference rm. Tucson, AZ
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Co-presented with Alzheimer’s Association. This workshop will help participants learn how to get a clear diagnosis, and outlines next steps and stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Bonus topic: learn about when the dementia diagnosis isn’t Alzheimer’s. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
20
June, 2019



Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners Only. Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
21
June, 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
21
June, 2019



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Support Group for people with Early Stage Dementia and Care Partners. 1st & 3rd Friday (12-1pm). Caregivers (Building A). Person with AD (Building C). No registration required.
SupportGroups
25
June, 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
27
June, 2019



Circle of Frirends East Valley Caregiver 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.
SupportGroups
27
June, 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
28
June, 2019



Alzheimer’s Disease and the LGBTQ Community
Where
Community Church of Hope, 4121 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix 85013
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.
SupportGroups
28
June, 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
28
June, 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.
SupportGroups
04
July, 2019



CANCELLED: Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAY Support Group for Care Partners Only. Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
05
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
05
July, 2019



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Support Group for people with Early Stage Dementia and Care Partners. 1st & 3rd Friday (12-1pm). Caregivers (Building A). Person with AD (Building C). No registration required.
SupportGroups
05
July, 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.
SupportGroups
09
July, 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.
SupportGroups
10
July, 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. NOTE: Meets on 2nd Wednesday this month due to 4th of July Holiday.
CaregiverClasses
11
July, 2019



Ambiguous Loss: Living with Uncertainty
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 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.
SupportGroups
12
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
12
July, 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.
CaregiverClasses
12
July, 2019



As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers
Where
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.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 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. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
12
July, 2019



As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 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. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
16
July, 2019



COMPASS; After the Dementia Diagnosis
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
This class reviews the basics of dementia from the various types to progression and treatments available. Most importantly, caregivers will learn the eight most essential strategies to avoid many of the unwanted behaviors that arise due to the demands of the illness. Free but registration is required.
CaregiverClasses
18
July, 2019



Behaviors and Communication
Where
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This session review changes in communication as dementia progresses and the common mistakes that caregivers make leading to arguments and cover the most common types of behavior problems while posing a variety of solutions that caregivers can easily utilize. Free but registration is required.
SupportGroups
18
July, 2019



Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Support Group for Care Partners Only. Building A. No registration required.
SupportGroups
18
July, 2019



Early Stage Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Where
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Support Group for people with Early Stage Dementia and Care Partners. 1st & 3rd Friday (12-1pm). Caregivers (Building A). Person with AD (Building C). No registration required.
SupportGroups
19
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.
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
9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.