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The Alzheimer’s Network is a non-profit organization that provides compassionate support to individuals, their families and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We provide services and education programs that families need through a local community presence.

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SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias.The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program.Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers*Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event


SEXUALITY & DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Oct 7,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is an integral part of personhood throughout life and continues to be important to individuals living with dementia as well. Sexuality is not just the physical act of sexual union, but rather includes several components, all of which must be appreciated in supporting individuals living with dementias. The sexual needs of individuals living with dementia are often misunderstood, stereotyped and denied. The topic of sexuality and dementia is often omitted from conversation all together or until “problem behavior” occurs whether the person is at home or in long term living settings.

Guest speaker, Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist, will review the components of sexuality and discuss myths and other barriers that can prevent care partners from both understanding  sexuality and sexual behaviors, as well as responding in a supportive manner.


To Register call (503) 364-8100 Registration Required

Location

Center 50+, Classroom A
2615 Portland Rd. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event
$ 15.00 1.5 CEU’ available for


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ntillery@alznet.org

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Monday, Nov 3,2014 -

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Quinn will provide an overview of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease, ranging from low risk dietary supplements to high tech intravenous infusion studies.  This will be followed by a discussion of specific trials currently under way in Oregon for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Participants will learn about the rationale for current clinical trials, the nature of trial participation, the widening availability of trial participation for the general population.  Dr. Quinn will also introduce on-line tools for finding clinical trials available at any given time.
Dr Joe Quinn is the Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core at the Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Portland.  The Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research.  Dr Quinn specializes in Geriatrics and is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU School of Medicine and the Portland VA Medical Center.
To Register call (503) 364-8100 Registration Required

Location

Broadway Commons Coffee House
1300 Broadway St. NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

MEMORY SCREENING

Thursday, Nov 6,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Monday, Nov 10,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MEMORY SCREENING

Wednesday, Nov 12,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)364-8100


Location

Dallas Senior Center
955 SE Jefferson
Dallas, OR

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

MOUTH CARE WITHOUT A BATTLE

Thursday, Nov 13,2014 -

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to present a discussion on caregiver challenges associated with mouth care and dental hygiene for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  Knowledge of good oral hygiene is important for infection control and reduction of aspiration pneumonia. Caregivers will learn how to decrease challenges and increase comfort while helping dependent adults practice good oral hygiene that can result in reduced infection, inflammation, pain, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia.

Guest speaker, Ann Ossinger, RDH, BSDH, EPP, dental hygienist will present information and techniques for why dental hygiene is so important, the basics of mouth care, denture care, dry mouth strategies, and what are common oral diseases to look for.


Ann has a BA in dental hygiene, she is a registered dental hygienist, and has a permit to work independently.  Ann has a private practice, DoorStep Dental Hygiene, LLC for three years and practices the “Best Friends” approach for supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, including an approach for implementing good oral hygiene techniques. 


To Register call (503) 364-8100 Registration Required

Location

Salem Hospital - CHEC Center, Building D, Room D-21
939 Oak St
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

SENIOR GEMS CAREGIVER TRAINING

Saturday, Nov 15,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Senior Helpers to present a 3-hour workshop that will provide primary caregivers tools and concepts to enhance family education.This is a unique“hands on”dementia training program. Facilitated by: Jeremy Towler of Senior Helpers* Featuring DVD Training developed by Teepa Snow
Topics Include 
  • Family education components to help make caregiving more manageable
  • Focus not on what the person with dementia can’t do but what they CAN do
  • Provide understanding about how the brain works and why people with dementia behave as they do
  • Teach proven techniques including hand over hand, positive physical approach,and visual verbal touch
  • Discuss the environment and how it needs to change as the disease progresses

To Register call (503) 364-8100 ** Registration isrequired**

Location

Salem Hospital - Building D CHE
890 Oak Street SE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 25.00 Registration Fee
$ 30.00 3.0 CEU\\\'s (Optional)

MEMORY SCREENING

Monday, Nov 17,2014 -

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners.  Memory screening will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, according to a sign-up sheet at the event. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.


To Register Call (503)581-3680


Location

Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem , OR 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, Nov 20,2014 -

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you are looking for a place to share your concerns and receive some emotional support and coping suggestions from an experienced, compassionate leader and others in the group who may share the same challenges you face, please join us at one of our support groups! 
Monthly Meetings 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30-8:00 pm
 (**no respite available**)
3rd Thurdsday @ 2:00-3:30 pm 
(Caregiver only)
No Registration Required

Location

ALZHEIMER’S NETWORK OFFICE (Center 50+)

2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem , Oregon 97301

Event Fees:

$ 0.00 Free Event

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