Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, […]

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Service and Support (Early – Moderate Stage) Group #1

Virtual Event

This group is designed for those with mild-moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This group provides a safe, confidential atmosphere for participants to share about challenges, ideas, and strategies with peers. Currently, group meets in a virtual format. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dayna at 812.353.9299.

Pandemic Playbook: Addressing COVID Anxiety and Isolation

Virtual Event

Almost one year in, many of us are experiencing anxiety, loneliness and fear related to the pandemic. For those living with dementia or caring for a loved one, those risks can be even greater. Join us to learn how to manage the anxiety and lessen the loneliness of lockdown. Join here: https://iuhealth.zoom.us/j/7056460063

Care Circle Spouse Care Partner Support Group

Virtual Event

Join other care partners in a confidential, supportive atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to share and support one another through the day to day challenges of caregiving. All are welcome to attend. Click here to join: https://iuhealth.zoom.us/j/93979918402

Service and Support (Early – Moderate Stage) Group #2

Virtual Event

This group is designed for those with mild-moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This group provides a safe, confidential atmosphere for participants to share about challenges, ideas, and strategies with peers. Currently, group meets in a virtual format. If you are interested in attending, please contact Amanda at 812.353.9310

Care Partner Support Group

Virtual Event

Join other care partners in a confidential, supportive atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to share and support one another through the day to day challenges of caregiving. All are welcome to attend. Click here to join: https://iuhealth.zoom.us/j/93979918402

Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Social Services

Virtual Event

This subcommittee is a part of Dementia Friendly Bloomington and works on initiatives and projects in the Monroe County area which improve Healthcare and Social Services for those living with dementia and their care partners. All are welcome to attend. Join here: https://iuhealth.zoom.us/j/92431654187?pwd=SG9BVG9Fc25SQTAzS1RBMVJscXFTdz09

Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to […]

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Community Dementia Alliance

Virtual Event

This subcommittee of Dementia Friendly Bloomington is made up of community members who are living with dementia or supporting someone living with dementia. The group meets to work on projects and efforts that help the community better support those living with dementia and providing care. ALL ARE WELCOME! For more questions, please contact Amanda Mosier […]

Care Circle Spouse Care Partner Support Group

Virtual Event

Join other care partners in a confidential, supportive atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to share and support one another through the day to day challenges of caregiving. All are welcome to attend. Click here to join: https://iuhealth.zoom.us/j/93979918402

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association […]

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Dementia Friendly Public Spaces Committee

Virtual Event

This subcommittee of Dementia Friendly Bloomington meets monthly and focuses on creating spaces and places that our engaging and supportive for people living with dementia and care partners in the community. ALL are welcome to attend. Please call Dayna if you have any questions 812.353.9299. Meeting link: https://iuhealth.zoom.us/j/95202474493?pwd=bSttNXhtY1E5UTV4TVM4cEdBN013Zz09