Educational Series on Alzheimers

Education Series at Marana Healthcare Center


The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter is partnering with the Marana Healthcare Center to bring a series of presentations to help you understand Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the family and how to deal with some of the challenges.


August 25, 10:30 am - Ed Series at Marana Healthcare Center

The first of a three part series “Know the 10 Signs provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • The 10 warning signs
  • Basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Risk factors
  • What is involved in getting a diagnosis
  • Benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials


Sept. 22, 10:30 am Ed Series at Marana Healthcare Center

            The second of our three part series, Living with Alzheimer’s (for caregivers)

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.



Oct  27 - Ed Series at Marana Healthcare Center

The last of our three part series, “Into the Other Lane” - DVD and discussion on driving issues and when a decision has to be made about giving up driving.



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