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Alzheimer's Association Online Education Webinars
No one should face dementia alone. Many of our community education programs are now online! Register today and learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Each webinar is held live with time for Q&A. Please note that all webinars are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PT).
DAC Dementia Road Map
The Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC), established in 2016, is a statewide group of public-private partners committed to preparing Washington state for the growth of people with dementia. The DAC includes a range of appointed members including people with dementia, family caregivers, legislators, representatives of advocacy groups, the Aging Network, Alzheimer’s organizations, long-term care providers, health care professionals, and governmental agencies, including Aging and Disability Services and several other Area Agencies on Aging.
An important accomplishment in 2018 was the creation of the Dementia Road Map. This Washington state-specific “roadmap” was developed to provide family caregivers with information about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and what to expect over time, to help them plan. The roadmap is available online and in print (available in English and in Spanish).
On February 11th, 2023, The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center hosted a Resource and Education Day for individuals with Younger Onset Alzheimer's and their care partners. Here are some recorded sessions from that day:
Dr. Suman Jayadev, a neurologist at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, presents:
Overview of Younger Onset Alzheimer's with this presentation titled 'Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s 101'.
Dr. Angela Hanson, a geriatrician at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, presents: Nutrition and Brain Wellness.
Elderwise Online Caregiving Course
Elderwise's first online caregiving course, Elderwise Spirit-Centered Care®: An Overview for Caregivers, is now available. You are welcome to go at your own pace and return to a section as often as you like for one year after registering for the course. Choose which one is right for you: For CEU credit, General viewing, Student/low-income, or Organization annual subscription.
End of Life WA
"Our mission is to guide people in preparing for the final days of their lives. Those who are terminally ill and wish to use the Washington Death with Dignity Act can count on our volunteers to provide compassionate support throughout the entire process. We also provide support to physicians who wish to participate in the Death with Dignity Act for their patients.
We promote advance planning and envision a day when all Washington residents will make informed decisions so they may experience peaceful deaths consistent with their values."
Alzheimer's Caregiver Network Workshop
Four hour workshops (in-person and virtual)
Paired with the comprehensive Dealing with Dementia guidebook, a 350-page detailed workbook designed to help caregivers
Participation in the Dealing with Dementia workshop is proven to increase dementia knowledge and confidence in the caregiver’s ability to provide care
Attendees who complete the workshop will receive a copy of the Dealing with Dementia workbook