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Programs about Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter offers free education for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Local events include the following:

“Effective Communication Strategies” will be offered 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Franklin library, 401 State St., Franklin. Attendees will learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help them connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

“Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctors Visits, Legal & Financial Planning” will take place at 10 a.m. May 17 at Community Hospital South, Education Center, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis. Attendees will learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.

There are no fees to attend programs, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. For a full listing of our education programs, visit