Through a grant by HRSA, we are able to provide community programs surrounding the care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Request an online program for your group or organization, or watch online here individually!
Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Online
The AGEC offers informational programs about understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for community awareness and knowledge. This online program can be viewed individually at your own timing, or provided for your organization by request by a certified AGEC staff member virtually. We ask that requests serve at least 20 attendees. The AGEC can help promote and market this program for your event. Contact Us for more information
Caregiver Support Group – Online
Support groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to gain information, share ideas, problem-solve, and receive support from others going through similar situations.
Our online caregiver support group is facilitated by a clinical professional and is open to any Arkansan who is a family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Click the link at the bottom of this page to request more information or to join an online support group.
Dementia Workshop For Unpaid Family Caregivers – Online
Family Caregiver Workshop – Dementia
This 2-3 hour online workshop is free to the public statewide, and is instructed by a UAMS Educator. The workshop presents an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and provides caregiving tips that contribute to maintaining respect, dignity, and quality of life for the person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Contact Us for more information.
Dementia Simulation Experience For Community/Groups – Currently unavailable due to social distancing restrictions
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience Tours
The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes are 10-15 minute per person tours that are presented as a half/full day event, and can be requested as a free special event on-location for groups including communities of faith, employees at senior living centers, and medical facilities in Arkansas. Contact Us for more information
Testimonials from Alzheimer’s Experience Programs
“This training provided us with a much greater understanding of our elders and their everyday struggles in life. We have all been changed by this experience forever. I highly recommend the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Experience to anyone working in our environment.”
– Alzheimer’s Dementia Experience, Good Shepard Assisted Living Little Rock
“This was a very enlightening experience! Thanks for taking the time to present to us!”
“This was a very enlightening experience. Hope it increases my empathy and patience.”
– Alzheimer’s Dementia Experience, Home Hospice Care