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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:
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

Location: 
Aging and Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo HI 96720

Contact:  Chris Ridley, 808-443-7360 
November 5, 1:00 pm, The Basics
November 5, 3:00 pm, Away From Her - Movie
November 5, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
November 12, 1:00 pm, Legal & Financial
November 12, 3:00 pm, Iris - Movie
November 12, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
November 19, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies
November 19, 2:00 pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
November 19, 3:00 pm, I Am Not Fictional - Movie
November 19, 5:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Three – PWD

Location: 
Regency
75-181 Hualalai Road,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Contact: Chris Ridley 443-7360
January 6, 6:00 pm, Basics
January 7, 9:00 am, Legal & Financial Affairs
January 7, 11:00 am, Memories of Tomorrow - Movie
January 7, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies
January 7, 2:00pm, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

Location: 
Tutu's House
64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy.,
Waimea, HI
Contact: Chris Ridley 443-7360

January 21, 9:00 am, Basics
January 21, 11:00 am, Memories of Tomorrow - Movie
January 21, 1:00 pm, Effective Communication Strategies
January 21, 2:00 pm Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

OAHU CLASSES

Location:
Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter
1130 N. Nimitz Highway Suite A-265
Honolulu, HI 96817

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
August 18th, 6:00 pm, The Basics
August 25th, 6:00 pm, Legal and Financial
September 1st, 6:00 pm, Dementia-Related Behavior
September 8th, 6:00 pm, Communication Strategies
September 15th, 6:00 pm, Home Care Planning
September 22nd, 6:00 pm, Exploring Residential Facilities
September 29th, 6:00 pm, Self-Care

Location:
The Plaza at Pearl City
1048 Kuala Street
Pearl City, HI 96782
August 9th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Dementia Conversations
August 23rd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Healthy Aging & Brain Health: Tips from the Latest Research
August 31st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer's

Location:
Kahala Nui
4389 Malia St.
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96821

September 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
September 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, HEALTHY AGING & BRAIN HEALTH: A special evening event featuring presentations by Dr. Steve Blake and Pamela Ah-Nee
Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, MEMORY, DEMENTIA, AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

MAUI CLASSES

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

August 8 at 5pm : Understanding Alzheimer’s and Treatment Options
Location:
Hawaii Healthcare Academy
250 Alamaha, rm. N15,
Kahului, HI

August 13 at 1pm: Still Alice Movie and QA Session with Maui Program Specialist, Lynsey Capone-Smith
Location:
Roselani Place Assisted Living
88 South Papa Ave.,
Kahului, HI
For more information call 808-871-7720

August 22 at 9:30 am: Still Alice Movie and QA Session with Maui Program Specialist, Lynsey Capone-Smith
Location:
Kaunoa Senior Center
401 Alakapa Pl.,
Paia, HI
For more information call 808- 270-7308

Sept 13 at 3:30 pm: Know the 10 Warning Signs
Location:
Pomokai School
4650 S Kamehameha Ave.,
Kahului, HI

Maui Caregiver Classes
Location:
Saint Theresa Church (St. Raphael classroom)
25 W. Lipoa Street,
Kihei, HI 
Thurs August 18th 5:15pm, Know the 10 Signs
Thurs August 25th 5:15pm, Dementia Conversations
*No class on Thurs September 1st*
Thurs September 8th 5:15pm, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thurs September 15th 5:15pm, Effective Communication Strategies
Thurs September 22nd 5:15pm, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

KAUAI CLASSES

Sorry but there are no classes scheduled at this time. For information on the next class schedule, please contact Humberto Blanco at 808.591.2771 ext 8242


 

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