Dementia Community Calendar May 24, 2019

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama support group, Tuesday, May 28, 11:00 – 12:30.  200 Office Park Drive Suite, 225.  For a complete list of support groups visit,

Support group at Trussville First Baptist Church, Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 – 8.

The Brain Health Institute (BHI) ( will provide a free, confidential memory screening June 4 and July 2, from 12:30 – 2:00.  Screenings last 10 minutes and consist of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge memory, thinking, and language skills.  Results will not yield a diagnosis and/or replace consultation with qualified health care provider but can provide guidance for further evaluation and treatment.  3125 Independence Drive, Suite 114 in Homewood.  Call 205-757-8947 for an appointment.

Aging Symposium, June 8, Homewood Library.

Elder Abuse and Fraud Summit, United Way of Central Alabama, June 13, 10 – 3.

Click here to register. 

Leeds-Trussville Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Group is offering the Virtual dementia Tour, Thursday, June 13, at 6, at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Leeds.  Call Bit Thomaston at 205-884-1111.

The Shelby County DHR Adult Protective Services is hosting a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Friday, June 14, at the Pelham Senior Center.  205-669-3006 or

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is hosting a lecture “Alzheimer’s Disease from A to Z”, June 20 at Fairhaven.   ACA executive director, Miller Piggott, will provide info on community resources.  Contact AFA at 866-232-8484.

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama Lunch & Learn, Tuesday, July 30, Your Life, Your Legacy with Marvin A. Chandler.  Chandler retired from the US Army as a LTC after 23 years of service.  He is a Family Service Counselor with Ridout’s Valley Chapel and a funeral director.  He has been with Dignity Memorial for nine years.

Glow for a Cure, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama’s Night Golf Tournament, Friday, August 2, presented by the Jr. Board.

News to know:

If travel is part of your holiday weekend plans better consider 

10 Caregiver Tips for Traveling With Alzheimer’s

The search to find a drug to halt Alzheimer’s has been disappointing so far.  Watch this 6 minute video that provides a brief history of Alzheimer’s disease drug development.  Click here:

A May 21, 2019 STAT News video

Three ways to support Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama:

CARS  Do you have a seldom or unused vehicle?  Consider donating it to ACA! This can be done through CARS -Charitable Adult Rides & Services.  Schedule a free pick up from anywhere in the United States.  Simply visit to be directed to the ACA donation page.  If you have any questions call a CARS representative at 855-500-RIDE.

AmazonSmile  Consider placing your online orders through AmazonSmile.  It offers the same products, same prices, same service. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to ACA.  ACA’S direct link is:  This link allows you to skip the process of searching for a charity to support and directs you to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama.

Planet Fundraiser  offers a simple process to support ACA.  Download their APP, which is listed as Planet Fundraiser, you will be directed to search and select Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama as the organization you are supporting.  Once that is done you will see the many businesses that give a percentage of your purchase to ACA.  A quick download of a photo of your receipt is all you need. For more info on this process

Members of the AFTD community gathered in Los Angeles recently for the 2019 Annual Education Conference. Materials from the conference, including video/audio recordings of each session, are now available on the AFTD website.  Click here to access these materials.

Register for the free virtual “Advances in Alzheimer’s Research 2019 ONLINE SYMPOSIUM” from Technology Networks, which will highlight some of the most exciting research being conducted into Alzheimer’s disease. May 29, 2019. Register here.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Partners in Care training, Auburn, June 18; and Montgomery June 19.The cost is $95 and comes with a certification as an AFA Dementia Care Partner available with this training.

To learn more and to register, click here

Upcoming webinars from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America:

  • June 13th: How Technology Can Enhance Caregiving
  • June 20th: Making Advance Care Planning Easier

To learn more and to register, click here