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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.



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

February 18, 9:00 am, Effective Communication Strategies
February 18, 10:00 am, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
February 18, 11:00 am, Savages - Movie
February 18, 1:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Three – PWD

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

May 6, 1:00 pm, The Basics
May 6, 3:00 pm, Diminished Capacities - Movie
May 6, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
May 13, 1:00 pm,
Legal & Financial
May 13, 3:00 pm, A Moment to Remember - Korean Movie
May 13, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
May 20, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies
May 20, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
May 20, 3:00 pm, A Beautiful Life - Chinese Movie
May 20, 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.
February 21, 10 am -12 noon, Ask the Experts: A Legal and Financial Round Table
March 9, 10-11 am, Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors
March 16, 10-11 am, The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's
March 23, 10-11 am, Taking Care of Yourself: Coping, Stress Management, and Self-Care for Caregivers
March 30, 10-11 am, Effective Communication Strategies

April 4, 10-11 am, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
April 11, 10 am-12 pm, Exploring Care Options I: In-Home Care - A Roundtable Discussion
April 18, 10 am-12 pm, Exploring Care Options II: Residential Facilities - A Roundtable Discussion
April 25, 10-11 am, Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning


Community Services Building, UH Maui College Campus
310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI
December 15th 12-1p, Brain Health: Resolutions with your Brain in Mind

St. John’s Church (across from Keokea Park)
8992 Kula Highway
January 17th, 5:30 pm
, Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer ’s Disease
January 24th, 5:30 pm
, Dementia Conversations
January 31st, 5:30 pm,
Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
February 7th, 5:30 pm,
Communication Strategies
February 14th, 5:30 pm, Healthy Aging & Brain Health Brain Health Lunch n’ Learn Series

Maui Brain Health Lunch n Learn
UH Maui Campus, Community Service Building Classroom
January 26th, noon-1pm,
Brain Health: Nutrition & the DASH approach to Eating
February 23rd, noon-1pm,
Brain Health: Eastern Exercise & the Brain
March 23rd, noon-1pm,
Brain Health: Five Wishes: Health Care Directives & End of Life Decisions
April 27th, noon-1pm, Brain Health: Challenging Yourself through Cognitive Activities 


Piikoi Building Across hall from Agency On Elderly Affairs
4444 Rice St., Conference Room Piikoi B, Lihue, HI 96766 
Registration:  Humberto Blanco 808-245-3200 Ext. 8242

March 3rd, 2-3:30 pm, Alzheimer’s – Educating Yourself About the Disease
March 10th, 2:00 -3:30 pm,
  Ask the doctor, Dr. Laurel Coleman
March 17th, 2:00 -3:30 pm,
 Learning to Manage Challenging Behaviors 
March 24th, 2:00 -3:30 pm,
  Effective Communication Strategies


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.