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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.

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

April 16, 1:00 pm, The Basics

April 16, 3:00 pm, Diminished Capacity - Movie

April 16, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD

April 23, 1:00 pm, Legal & Financial

April 23, 3:00 pm, A Moment to Remember - Movie

April 23, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD

April 30, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies

April 30, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

April 30, 3:00 pm, A Beautiful Life - Movie

April 30, 5:00 pmLiving with Alzheimer's Part Three – PWD


Location:Regency at Hualalai

75-181 Hualalai Rd.,

Kailua-Kona, HI

June 3, 6:00 pm, The Basics  

June 4, 9:00 am, Legal Affairs

June 4, 11:00 am, I’ll Be Me – Movie

June 4, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies

June 4, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors


Location: Tutu’s House

64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy,

Waimea, HI

June 25, 9:00 am, The Basics  

June 25, 11:00 am, I’ll Be Me – Movie

June 25 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies

June 25, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

Location: Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter
1130 N. Nimitz Highway Suite A-265
Honolulu, HI 96817

April 19th at 9:30 am, Wandering

April 21st at 6:00 pm, Wandering

April 26th at 9:30 am, The Basics
April 28th at 6:00 pm,
The Basics
May 3rd at 9:30 am,
Legal and Financial
May 5th at 6:00 pm, Legal and Financial
May 10th at 9:30 am, Dementia Related Behavior
May 12th at 6:00 pm, Dementia Related Behavior
May 17th at 9:30 am, Communication Strategies
May 19th at 6:00 pm, Communication Strategies
May 24th at 9:30 am, Home Care Planning 

May 26th at 6:00 pm, Home Care Planning
May 31st at 9:30 am, Exploring Residential Facilities
June 2nd at 6:00 pm,
Exploring Residential Facilities
June 7th at 9:30 am, Self-Care
June 9th at 6:00 pm,
June 14th at 9:30 am, Wandering

June 16th at 6:00 pm, Wandering


Brain Health Lunch n’ Learn Series

Location: Community Services Building, UH Maui College Campus

310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI


April 28th 12-1p Brain Health Mental Health

May 26th 12-1p Brain Health: Break a Sweat

June 23rd 12-1p Brain Health: Stump Yourself

July 28th 12-1p Brain Health: Catch the ZZZs

Aug 25th 12-1p  Brain Health: Hit the Books

Sept 22nd 12-1p Brain Health: Follow Your Heart

Oct 27th 12-1p Brain Health: Advance Financial & Legal Planning

Nov 17th  12-1p The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dec 15th 12-1p Brain Health: Resolutions with your Brain in Mind



Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Programs: The Basics of Alzheimer’s

*Location: Hale Hulu Mamo 
5101 Uakea Street, Building G, Hana, HI 

When: June 14th 9:30-10:30am


*Location: South Maui Adult Day Care Center 
16 Ehiku St. Kihei, HI   

When: June 16th 9:30-10:30am


*Location: Maui Adult Day Care Centers Central Location

11 Mahaolu Street, Kahului, HI 

When: June 18th 9:30-10:30am


*Location: West Maui Adult Day Care Center
810 Kelawea Street, Lahaina

When: June 21st 9:30-10:30am


*Location: Molokai – Home Pumehana

When: June 22nd 9:30-10:30am


*Location: Lanai – Senior Center

When: June 24th 10-11am



Location:  Piikoi Building Across hall from Agency On Elderly Affairs,

4444 Rice St., (Ste 330)

Lihue, HI


May 20  at 2 PM      Legal and Financial  in Piikoi A 

May 27 at 2 PM      Community Resources in Piikoi B



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