Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia Care

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to […]

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Family Care Partner Training

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be difficult. Care partners are invited to attend this six-session program at no cost. Come learn the best techniques and interventions for dementia care in a healthy manner with reduced stress. Care partners who completed the training have reported increased confidence in their caregiver abilities […]

Life Enriching Activities for Mid-Stage Dementia

James L West Center

Learn about common changes that happen in the mid stages of dementia with a focus on what abilities remain, and how to have meaningful and supportive activities for the whole person. This is a free event with online and in-person options. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3qCgT6N

Avoiding Medicare Schemes During Fall Open Enrollment

October 15 – December 7 is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. This is prime time for scammers to be at work, but it is also a time for us to be on high alert. We will discuss information important for you during this enrollment period to help reduce your chance of being a victim of […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: How it Affects the Brain

This is a free, online event for family members and professionals. Presented by James L. West Center for Dementia Care. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3eTyi88 HOSTS: North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging & James L. West Center for Dementia Care Funded, in part, by Texas Health and Human Services    

There Must be a Better Way Than This (Virtual)

This workshop offers tips for understanding and communicating with someone affected by dementia. Losing the ability to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and difficult challenges for people with dementia. As caregivers, we’re often at a loss as to how to talk with and respond to a loved one affected by dementia. This […]

Mental Health First Aid (Online)

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps people identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This class is for family members, caregivers, and professionals. The first two hours is self-paced study online followed by an additional six hours of group study via zoom. Online Registration […]

Información Para Entender Demencia – Virtual

La enfermedad de Alzheimer no es una parte normal del envejecimiento. Es una enfermedad progresiva y fatal del cerebro que es la forma mas comun de la demencia. This is a free, online event presented by the Alzheimer's Association. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3BSe6g9

Spanish Caregiver Conference (Dallas, TX)

West Dallas Multipurpose Center

La enfermedad de Alzheimer no es parte normal del envejecimiento. Únase a nosotros para conocer el impacto del alzhéimer; la diferencia entre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia; las etapas y los factores de riesgo; las investigaciones y los tratamientos actuales disponibles para algunos síntomas; así como los recursos de la Alzheimer's Association. ------- […]