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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 theAlzheimer'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.


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

August 5th, 1:00 pm The Basics
August 5th, 3:00 pm Age Old Friends - Movie
August 5th, 5:00 pm Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
August 12th, 1:00 pm Legal & Financial
August 12th, 3:00 pm A Song for Martin -Movie
August 12th, 5:00 pm Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
August 19th, 1:00 pm Effective Communication Strategies
August 19th, 2:00 pm Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
August 19th, 3:00 pm Memories of Tomorrow -Movie
August 19th, 5:00 pm Living with Alzheimer's Part Three – PWD


Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter Main Office
1130 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite A-265
Honolulu, HI 96817
Registration is required. Please call 591-2771.

Aug 10th, 6-7 pm Understanding Challenging Behaviors
Aug 17th, 6-7 pm Know the Ten Signs: How Do I Know It's Alzheimer's?
Aug 24th, 6-7:30 pm Ask the Experts: Legal & Financial Planning -A Panel Discussion
Aug 31st, 6-7 pm Healthy Aging & Brain Health: Reduce Your Risk of Cognitive Decline


Maui Brain Health Lunch n Learn
UH Maui Campus, Community Service Building Classroom

July 27th, 12 -1 pm Brain Health: Strength & Flexibility
August 24th, 12 -1 pm Brain Health: Love, Sex and Relationships!
September 28th, 12 - 1pm Brain Health: The Mental Side of Falls Prevention
October 26th, 12 -1 pm Brain Health: Follow Your Heart - Ask American Heart!
November 16th, 12 - 1pm Brain Health: The Grateful Brain
December 14th, 12 -1 pm Brain Health: Give the Gift of Brain Health

Understanding Memory Loss: Classes for Maui Family Caregivers
Registration is required – email lcapone@alz.org to RSVP
Hale Mahaolu EKOLU
717 B Makaala Dr.

Tuesday July 25, 5:00– 6:15 pm Understanding Memory Loss
Tuesday August 1, 5:00 – 6:15 pm Activities at Home
Tuesday August 8, 5:00 – 6:15 pm It Starts with Communication
Tuesday August 15, 5:00 – 6:15 pm Understanding Behavior
Tuesday August 22, 5:00 – 6:15 pm Legal & Financial Planning
Tuesday August 22, 5:00 – 6:15 pm Taking Care of Yourself

Ways to Love Your Brain
Kaunoa Senior Center
401 Alakapa Place
Paia, HI 96779

Friday, July 21st, 9:45 am


No classes currently scheduled. For more information, please contact Humberto Blanco 808-245-3200 Ext. 8242


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.