NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Emanuel P. Marinacci, "Mike Manuch", of Mount Ephraim
Michael D. DeFilippis, age 40, of West Deptford

Tips and Ideas to Help Family Members Dealing with Alzheimer and other Dementia

For many, this time of year is marked with holiday celebrations which are often filled with sharing, laughter and memories. But for a family impacted by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, the holidays can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. To help you navigate the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of tips and ideas for engaging with family and friends while lessening stress and creating moments of joy. 

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Before the celebrations begin, be sure to register to participate in one of our education programs with December offerings that include the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, and more.  We continue to offer virtual, in-person and on-demand options. And remember, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available to answer your questions, provide information or simply listen. You are never alone—during the holidays or ever.



Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (virtual) 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (virtual)
In partnership with Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church   

Tuesday, December 6 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and the 5 Most Important Documents (in-person) 
In partnership with Good Shepherd UMC   
207 Northfield Avenue | Northfield, NJ 08225

Thursday, December 8 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (virtual)
In partnership with LGBT Elder Initiative

Tuesday, December 13 | 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Register

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body (in-person)
In partnership with Tel Hai Retirement Community  
4000 Tree Line Drive | Stonecroft Building Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Honey Brook, PA 19344  

Friday, December 16 | 2 to 3 p.m. Register

Delaware Alzheimer's Caregiver Symposium (in-person)

Local experts will discuss the impact of dementia, strategies for aging in place, how to make meaningful connections and adapt activities, and addressing caregiver challenges

Goldey-Beacom College Events Center

4701 Limestone Road | Wilmington, DE 19808

Thursday, January 12 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register

Registration is required for all programs. Click a “register” link, visit or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to ensure your spot today. Then, share with a friend. For information about other Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, visit