Heart of America Chapter Alzheimer's Association
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Education and Training

Series Schedules


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Family Series
The Family Series is a 6-week, 1-hour a week class on various aspects of the illness designed for family members. One can attend the entire series or choose to come to any individual class that addresses the specific issue significant to you. Click here for more information.

Growing Through Grief Series
This 4-part series addresses grief issues of families with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Click here for more information.

Legal Issues
This 2-hour session is presented by area attorneys and is geared for family members and addresses the general legal concerns that present through the course of managing Alzheimer's disease.

Train The Trainer
This program is geared for the educators and trainers in long term care and other health related agencies and addresses variables and tips in setting up dementia care training programs for staff. Participants are expected to already possess a basic understanding of the process of dementing illnesses and the care of individuals with dementia. Cost is $65.00 per person and $40.00 for each additional person from the same facility or organization.

Redefining Me
A discussion about the process of diagnosis, risk factors, symptoms revealed in the disease, and current treatments. The series explores the steps that the person with the disease can take to reduce the distress that can occur throughout the Alzheimer’s journey. This series is for the person who is newly diagnosed and in the early stage of the disease and their accompanying family members.

Building Effective Skills Training (B.E.S.T.)
This training is provided to paraprofessionals and those caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease in care facilities. These one-day workshops, offered regularly thoughout the year, provide information and training in the areas of communication, nutrition, activities, dental care, and behavior management. Topics covered meet the mandated training topics set by Missouri House Bill 603.


Upcoming Events


February 20 - Building Effective Skills Training (B.E.S.T.)
A course designed specifically for nursing assistants in long term care and community settings. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Main Chapter Office, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS Call 913-831-3888 or for details.


March 1 - All About Alzheimer's Disease
The program will focus on general disease information including diagnosis, stages, risk factors, current treatments and interventions. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Carrollton Senior Center. Call 913-831-3888 or for details.


March 2 - Assessing & Counseling the Older Driver
An evidence-based workshop for physicians & health professionals at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Click here for details.