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Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement Core Programs for Caregivers

Community Education Programs

Community education program courses offered by the Yale ADRC include:

  • 10 Ways to Love Your Brain: Proven strategies to maintain brain health.
  • 10 Warning Signs of Dementia: Cognitive and behavioral changes that may signal the start of a dementing process and warrant medical evaluation.
  • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Description of the difference between normal aging and dementia, definition of dementia including its various causes, and discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Coping with Dementia: Strategies for Families. Description of the stages of dementia, the patient characteristics and problems arising within each stage, and appropriate coping strategies for family caregivers.

For additional information or to schedule a presentation, please call 203-785-5526.

Upcoming Events

Date: October 5, 2023

Event: The Sunrise Cafe Health and Wellness Community Fair

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 57 Olive Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Date: October 8, 2023

Event: Walk to End Alzheimer's - Fairfield County

Location: Calf Pasture Beach, Beach Road, Norwalk, CT

Date: October 13, 2023

Event: St. Stephen's A.M.E. Zion Church

Time: Following Sunday service

Location: 31 Rogers Street, Branford, CT

Presenters: Dianne Davis, RN, MSN, Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for the Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Vanessa Clayton, Community Diversity Engagement Research Associate, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

St. Stephen’s A.M.E. Zion Church and the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center invite you to a live and streaming presentation and discussion on “10 Warning Signs of Dementia” and “10 Ways to Love Your Brain” where you will learn how to distinguish normal aging from changes which would indicate the need to seek medical evaluation for dementia, as well as specific behavioral and lifestyle changes which you can make to maintain brain health and reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. You will also hear about the AHEAD study's research to prevent Alzheimer's in people at risk.

Online Resources

Helpful websites and tools related to Alzheimers disease are listed below:

Media Events

Links to recorded media events:

  • Why is diversity so important in clinical trials for dementia? : Dr. Carmen Carrion speaks about the importance of diversity.
  • Clinical trial participation: Finding your reason : Dr. Carmen Carrion speaks about the Neighborhoods Study and the importance of research participation.
  • The Tom Ficklin Show: Getting Ahead of Alzheimer's Disease : The Tom Ficklin Show spotlights the AHEAD Study which tests an investigational treatment that targets memory loss early and could have significant impact in curbing the development of A.D. in the future. Tom Ficklin hosts this community radio program on WNHH 103.5FM. Guests were Dr. Ryan O’Dell, MD, PhD – Yale A.D. Research Unit; Vanessa Clayton, Community Diversity Engagement Associate; and Revs. Leroy Perry and Elvin Clayton, YCCI Cultural Ambassadors.
  • Woman works for 30 years to end Alzheimer's : Dianne Davis was honored as a News 8 Wednesday's Warrior for being recently awarded the United Healthcare Champion Award. Dianne has volunteered with the Connecticut Alzheimer's Association for over 30 years.

Support Groups for Caregivers

Support groups for caregivers, located throughout Connecticut, can be found on the Alzheimer's Association Support Groups web page.