Free Dementia Programs and Services Offered Virtually by Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter

BUFFALO, NY (June 1, 2020) – The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter continues to offer free resources for those impacted by dementia by embracing the need to offer them in a virtual format and offering several methods to access these programs.

During the month of June Chapter staff are offering free live online education webinars and support group meetings.

Registration is required for all programs at 1-800-272-3900. Once registered, access information will be provided. Most programs are available via the Zoom video application or Google Hangout and all can all be accessed over the phone. (For assistance with using online tools call the WNY Chapter staff at (716) 626-0600 extension 313 during normal business hours).

These education classes are open to the public:

  • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
    Thursday, June 4 – 2:30 p.m.
    Thursday, June 18 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
    Tuesday, June 30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Overview of Alzheimer’s Association Programs & Services
    Tuesday, June 9 – 10:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, June 23 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
    Thursday, June 11 – 2:30 p.m.
    Thursday, June 25 – 1:00 p.m.


These programs are ideally suited to dementia caregivers:

  • Caregiver University: Tips for Tough Conversations
    Monday, June 29 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Coffee with a Care Consultant
    Wednesday, June 10 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Effective Communications Strategies
    Tuesday, June 30 –noon
  • Legal and Financial Planning (in partnership with the Center for Elder Law and Justice)
    Tuesday, June 23 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    Thursday, June 11 – 2:30 p.m.
    Thursday, June 25 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
    Thursday, June 4 – 9:00 a.m.


The Chapter is also offering close to 30 virtual support group meetings. To search the listings, visit or call the Chapter offer during normal business hours at (716) 626-0600 extension 313.


These programs and services are sponsored in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.


The Chapter also relies on the vital support of local sponsors and individual donors to ensure continued access to free programs and services. To learn more about supporting the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, call Lynn Westcott at (716) 241-0257,


About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.


About the Western New York Chapter
The local Chapter provides programs, services and other resources for those living with dementia, their care partners, healthcare professionals and others across eight counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.
You can learn more by calling (716) 626-0600 during traditional business hours, or 24/7 at 800-272-3900 or