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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. For programs currently taking place throughout Hawaii, please look under each class.


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.

Upcoming class in Oahu
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (part of the Caregiver Orientation Series, see below)
Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter office: 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2610 in Honolulu


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.

Upcoming classes in Oahu
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (part of the Caregiver Orientation Series, see below)
Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter office: 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2610 in Honolulu


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.


Managing Challenging Behaviors
Individuals living with dementia may experience behavioral and psychotic symptoms during the course of their disease due to the alteration in processing, integrating and retrieving new information that accompanies dementia. This program offers insights and suggestions on how you can use strategies and methods to help yourself, and your loved one deal with challenging behaviors.

Upcoming class in Oahu
Tuesday, Jan. 27: 9:30-10:30 a.m. (part of the Caregiver Orientation Series, see below)
Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter office: 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2610 in Honolulu

Upcoming class in Maui
Friday, Jan. 16: 10-11:30 a.m.
Maui Community College: 310 West Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
Please RSVP to lcapone@alz.org or 808.242.8636.

Upcoming classes in Big Island

Saturday, Jan. 10: 1-3 p.m.
Regency: 75-181 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona
Limited space available, please register with Chris Ridley at 808.443.7360.

Saturday, Jan. 24: 1-3 p.m.
Tutu's House: 64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea
Limited space available, please register with Chris Ridley at 808.443.7360.


What Now? Caregiver Orientation Series
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's can be overwhelming, but the Alzheimer's Association is here to help. As a caregiver, you likely have many responsibilities, and it is important to have a support network to help you as you navigate your Alzheimer's journey. Classes are designed to provide information and allow for guided group discussion. Caregivers may select the training that is most needed at the time and pick up the other classes at a later time or take the complete 8-week course.

Upcoming classes in Oahu
Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter office located at 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2610 in Honolulu
The below classes take place Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please note that there will be no class on Jan. 6.

Jan. 13: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan. 20: Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan. 27: Managing Challenging Behaviors


What is Dementia? Stages, Symptoms and Treatments
Limited space available, please register with Chris Ridley at 808.443.7360.

Upcoming classes in Big Island

Friday, Jan. 9: 6-8 p.m.
Regency: 75-181 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona.

Saturday, Jan. 24, 9-11 a.m.
Tutu's House: 64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea.


Legal Affairs in Dementia

Upcoming classes in Big Island
Saturday, Jan. 10, 9-11 a.m.
Regency: 75-181 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona.
Limited space available, please register with Chris Ridley at 808.443.7360


 

 

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