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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.

MAUI CLASSES

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


BIG ISLAND CLASSES

All classes held at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo HI 96720

August 1, 1:00 p.m., The Basics
August 1, 3:00 p.m., Age Old Friends - Movie
August 1, 5:00 p.m., Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
August 8, 1:00 p.m., Legal & Financial
August 8, 3:00 p.m., A Song For Martin - Movie
August 8, 5:00 p.m., Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
August 15, 1:00 p.m., Effective Communication Strategies
August 15, 2:00 p.m., Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors
August 15, 3:00 p.m., Memories of Tomorrow - Movie
August 15, 5:00 p.m., Living with Alzheimer's Part Three - PWD


OAHU CLASSES

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.
Self-Care*
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.
Wandering*
Causes, coping strategies, and tips

*Chapter developed

 

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