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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.


The Art of Caregiving with Frances Kakugawa
Saturday, May 23, 9-11 a.m.
Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall
11 Mahaolu Street, Kahului, HI 96732

Alzheimer's 101: The Basics
Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m.
Roselani Assisted Living
88 South Papa Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732


Presentations at Aging and Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720

May 2, 1:00 pm, The Basics
May 2, 3:00 pm, Diminished Capacities - Movie
May 2, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
May 9, 1:00 pm, Legal & Financial
May 9, 3:00 pm, A Moment to Remember - Movie
May 9, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
May 16, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies
May 16, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors
May 16, 3:00 pm,  A Beautiful Life - Movie
May 16, 5:00 pm Living with Alzheimer's Part Three - PWD
May 19, 5:00 pm Frances Kakugawa, Caregiving; The Gift


Family Caregiver Training (a combination of chapter-developed and common programs)
​May 1, 8, 22, 29
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agency On Elderly Affairs, Room Piikoi A
4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, HI 96766 


"Effective Communication Strategies"
Thursday May, 7, 2:30 p.m.
Waikiki Community Center
310 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

"What Now" series of caregiver classes
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. & Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Basics - May 5 & 7
Legal and Financial - May 12 & 14
Understanding Dementia-Related Behavior - May 19 & 21
Effective Communication Strategies - May 26 & 28
Home Care Planning - June 2 & 4 (chapter-developed)
Exploring Residential Facilities - June 9 & 11 (chapter developed)
Self-Care - June 16 & 18 (chapter-developed)
Wandering - June 23 & 25  (chapter-developed)

Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter
1050 Ala Moana Boulevard
Suite 2610 (second floor of the Ward Warehouse)
Honolulu, HI 96814


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.