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Alzheimer virtual groups offered

MARQUETTE — The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter has announced its free virtual support groups, education programs and social engagement programs for July.

“Persons with dementia, their caregivers and all those impacted by dementia need our help and support now more than ever,” said Jean Barnas, Alzheimer’s Association program services director, said in a news release. “Our groups, programs and events offer emotional support, provide much-needed information about memory loss and dementia, and — thanks to wonderful partners such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and The Henry Ford — help persons with dementia and their care partners find ways to remain socially active.”

Upcoming groups, programs and events are listed below. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling 800-272-3900 or visiting alz.org/gmc/virtual.

Support Groups

≤ Statewide Dial-In Caregiver Support Group: at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 14; at 1 p.m. July 21; at 10 a.m. July 28; at 6 p.m. July 29; and at 7 p.m. July 30.

Education Programs

≤ Effective Communication Strategies: 1 p.m. July 14

≤ Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: at 10 a.m. July 29

≤ 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: at 10 a.m. Thursday; 6 p.m. July 22; and 6 p.m. July 30

≤ Living with Alzheimer’s For Care Partners-Early-Stage: 10 a.m. July 14 Part 1 of 3; at 10 a.m. July 15, Part 2 of 3; and at 10 a.m. July 16, Part 3 of 3

≤ Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: at 2 p.m. July 15 and at 10 a.m. July 20

≤ Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body – Tips from the Latest Research: at 3 p.m. July 21 and at 6 p.m.July 29

≤ Living with Alzheimer’s – For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: 6 p.m. July 23

≤ Dementia Conversations — Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning: 10 a.m. July 27

Social Engagement Programs

≤ Early Stage Social Club: at 1 p.m., July 15, July 22 and July 29

≤ The Henry Ford & Detroit Symphony Orchestra: “Comic Books, History & Music”: Community Connect program at 1:30 p.m. July 13

≤ Detroit Historical Society “Spring Parlor Games”: at 1 p.m. July 27

≤ Detroit Symphony Orchestra Virtual Performance: 1 p.m. July 28

≤ The Henry Ford “Luggage: From Steamer Trunks to Roller Bags”: 1 p.m. July 30

For more information, visit alz.org/gmc or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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