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Education opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing the disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. Programs currently taking place throughout Hawaii are listed below the class descriptions.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this interactive two-part program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place, and how to access resources near you.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.  

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn how to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.


Alzheimer's 101: The Basics
Friday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Roselani Place
88 South Papa Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732


Location:  Aging and Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo HI 96720
Contact:  Chris Ridley, 808-443-7360

October 24, 9-10am, Dementia and Alzheimer’s by Dr. Kevin Kurohara
October 24, 10:30-11:30am, Legal Affairs by Attorney Alan Okamoto
October 24, 12-1:00pm, Healthy Diets by Stacy Haumea, Dietitian
October 24, 1:30-2:30pm, Medication Safety by Miles Nakatsu, Pharmacist
October 24, 3-4:00pm, Healthy Habits for a Healthier You by Chris Ridley
October 24, 4-6:00pm, “Still Alice” followed by Discussion/Support Group

November 7, 1-3pm, Basics
November 7, 3-5pm, "Away From Her" (Movie)
November 7, 5-6:30pm,
Living With Alzheimer’s Person with Dementia Part One
November 14, 1-3pm, Legal Affairs
November 14, 3-5pm, "Iris" (Movie)
November 14, 5-6:30pm,
Living with Alzheimer’s Person with Dementia Part Two
November 21, 1-2pm, Communication
November 21, 2-3pm, Behaviors
November 21, 3-5pm, "I Am Not Fictional" (Movie)
November 21, 5-6:30pm,
Living With Alzheimer’s Person with Dementia Part Three
Location:  Regency
75-181 Hualalai Rd., Kailua-Kona 96740
Contact:  Chris Ridley 808-443-7360

January 8, 6-8pm, Basics
January 9, 9-11am, Legal Affairs
January 9, 11am-1pm, "Still Alice" (Movie)
January 9, 1-2pm, Communication
January 9, 2-3pm, Behaviors
Location:  Tutu’s House
64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743
Contact:  Chris Ridley 808-443-7360

January 23, 9-11am, Basics
January 23, 11am-1pm, "Still Alice" (Movie)
January 23, 1-2pm, Communication
January 23, 2-3pm, Behaviors


All classes held at the Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2610
Honolulu, HI 96814

Tuesday, July 21 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 23 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Communication Strategies
Tips to improve communication with someone who has dementia

Tuesday, July 28 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 30 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Home Care Planning*
An introduction to homecare planning and management
Tuesday, August 4 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 6 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Exploring Residential Facilities*
Steps to take when exploring residential facilities

Tuesday, August 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
How can I cope while caring for my loved one?

Tuesday, August 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 20 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Causes, coping strategies, and tips

*Chapter developed


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