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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.

 

BIG ISLAND CLASSES

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:
Aging and Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo HI 96720
Contact: Chris Ridley, 808-443-7360
August 6, 1:00 pm, The Basics
August 6, 3:00 pm, Age Old Friends - Movie
August 6, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
August 13, 1:00 pm, Legal & Financial
August 13, 3:00 pm, A Song For Martin - Movie
August 13, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
August 20, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies
August 20, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
August 20, 3:00 pm, Memories of Tomorrow - Movie
August 20, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Three – PWD

 

OAHU CLASSES

Location:
Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter
1130 N. Nimitz Highway Suite A-265
Honolulu, HI 96817
June 23rd, 6:00 pm, The Basics
June 30th, 6:00 pm, Legal and Financial
July 7th, 6:00 pm Dementia-Related Behavior
July 14th, 6:00 pm Communication Strategies
July 21st, 6:00 pm Home Care Planning
July 28th, 6:00 pm Exploring Residential Facilities
August 4th, 6:00 pm, Self-Care
August 11th, 6:00 pm, Wandering

 

MAUI CLASSES

Brain Health Lunch n’ Learn Series
Location:
Community Services Building, UH Maui College Campus
310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI
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

June 14th 9:30-10:30am
 
Location:
South Maui Adult Day Care Center
16 Ehiku St. Kihei, HI  
June 16th 9:30-10:30am

 
Location:
Maui Adult Day Care Centers Central Location
11 Mahaolu Street, Kahului, HI
June 18th 9:30-10:30am

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

June 21st 9:30-10:30am
 
Location:
Molokai – Home Pumehana

 June 22nd 9:30-10:30am
 
Location:
Lanai – Senior Center
June 24th 10-11am
 

KAUAI CLASSES

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


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.