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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
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
17
November, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Road, Tempe
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Weekly music therapy group sessions for care partners and participants that provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap to the music. A love of music is the only requirement! Cost is $10/participant pair per session or $100 for block of 10 – 12 sessions.
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
01
December, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Road, Tempe
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Weekly music therapy group sessions for care partners and participants that provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap to the music. A love of music is the only requirement! Cost is $10/participant pair per session or $100 for block of 10 – 12 sessions.
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
07
December, 2017



Arts In Mind Caregiver Art Samplers
Where
Mesa Arts Center, One Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Caregivers are invited to connect with other caregivers. Relax, mingle and enjoy experiences in the arts! All Engagements are free. Mesa Arts Center provides caregivers an opportunity to integrate learning about the advancement of dementia while engaging in interactive arts experiences. Each session begins with a hands-on 60-minute session that includes a 15-minute social break and concludes with a 20-minute information session on the latest research in dementia and tips for engaging your loved one. It’s designed to be a fun experience for you! To register, call 480-644-6564 or email engagement@mesartscenter.com Call 800-272-3900 for available respite opportunities
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
07
December, 2017



Memory Lounge
Where
Cost: $20 per couple, per session, or $50 for a three-part series
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scottsdale Arts presents a new program series for people living with early to moderate stages of dementia-related illness, and their care partners. The goal of Memory Lounge is to be an enjoyable, social outing that fosters living in the moment while engaging in the arts, featuring artist-led workshops and museum tours, and light appetizers. Each workshop will focus on a specific arts discipline, including visual arts, music, dance, poetry, drama and more.
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.
LifeEnrichmentPrograms
08
December, 2017



ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories
Where
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Road, Tempe
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Weekly music therapy group sessions for care partners and participants that provides an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap to the music. A love of music is the only requirement! Cost is $10/participant pair per session or $100 for block of 10 – 12 sessions. NOTE: This is the last session of 2017. We will resume on 1-12-18.
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. 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.