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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

February 6, 9-11am, Basics
February 6, 11am-1pm, A Time to Remember – Movie
February 6, 1-2pm, Living With Alzheimer’s Person with Dementia Part One
February 13, 9-11am, Legal Affairs
February 13, 11am-1pm, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter – Movie
February 13, 1-3 pm, Living with Alzheimer’s Person with Dementia Part Two
February 20, 9-10 am, Communication
February 20, 10-11am, Behaviors
February 20, 11am - 1pm, Savages – Movie
February 20, 1-2pm, Living With Alzheimer’s Person with Dementia Part Three


For the month of February and February ONLY, all classes held at
BrightStar of Honolulu
200 N. Vineyard Blvd. Suite B251
Honolulu, HI 96817

Thursday, February 4 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
An introduction to homecare planning and management

Thursday, February 11 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Steps to take when exploring residential facilities
Thursday, February 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
How can I cope while caring for my loved one?

Thursday, February 25 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Causes, coping, strategies and tips



Location: Roselani Place (3rd Floor Activity Room)

88 South Papa Ave.

Kahului, HI


Tuesday, February 9th at 5:15pm 

Basics of Alzheimer’s & Memory Loss

A comprehensive guide to Alzheimer’s and dementia


Tuesday, February 16th at 5:15pm 

Dementia Conversations

Tips and tactics to help you talk with your family – including the person with dementia – about challenging topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia


Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:15pm 

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Practical information to help caregivers decipher and respond to dementia-related behaviors


Tuesday,  March 1st at 5:15pm 

Effective Communication Strategies

Exploring how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease and how best to respond


Tuesday,  March 8th at 5:15pm 

Healthy Living for your Brains & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Research-based recommendations about taking care of our brains and bodies in order to age as well as possible 



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