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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 theAlzheimer'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

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

75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Contact: Chris Ridley, 808-443-7360

 June 2nd, 6:00 pm  The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease             
 June 3rd, 9:00 am  Legal and Financial Affairs
 June 3rd, 11:00 am  Movie Showing: Iris
 June 3rd, 1:00 pm  Effective Communication Strategies
 June 3rd, 2:00 pm  Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

Tutu's House
64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea, HI
Contact Chris Ridley, 808-443-7360

 June 24th, 9:00 am  The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease                      
 June 24th, 11:00 am  Movie Showing: Iris
 June 24th, 1:00 pm  Effective Communication Strategies
 June 24th, 2:00 pm  Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors


Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter Main Office
1130 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite A-265
Honolulu, HI 96817
Registration is required. Please call 591-2771.

April 4, 10 am-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 am -11 am Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning



Maui Brain Health Lunch n Learn
UH Maui Campus, Community Service Building Classroom

April 27th, 12 - 1pm Brain Health: Staying Sharp
May 25th, 12 -1 pm  Brain Health: Your Brain on Food (Mediterranean diet)  
June 22nd, 12 -1 pm  Brain Health: Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimerʻs disease  
July 27th, 12 -1 pm  Brain Health: Strength & Flexibility 
August 24th, 12 -1 pm  Brain Health: Love, Sex and Relationships!
September 28th, 12 - 1pm  Brain Health: The Mental Side of Falls Prevention 
October 26th, 12 -1 pm  Brain Health: Follow Your Heart - Ask American Heart! 
November 16th, 12 - 1pm  Brain Health: The Grateful Brain 
December 14th, 12 -1 pm  Brain Health: Give the Gift of Brain Health 

Maui Family Caregiver Classes
Hale Makua (Family Conference Room in the Weinberg Wing)
472 Kaulana St., Kahului, HI
*Space is limited.  Please call or email Lynsey Capone-Smith to register at 808-591-2771 x8243 or

 April 11th, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm  Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia                              
 April 18th, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm  Dementia and Family Impact
 April 25th, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm  It Starts with Communication
 May 2nd, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm  Understanding Behavior
 May 9th, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm  Legal and Financial
 May 16th, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm  Taking Care of Yourself

Aloha Chapter Meet & Greet with the Rotary Club of Lahaina
June 6th, 5:30 pm at the Royal Lahaina Resort

Know the 10 Signs
June 14th, 10 am at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place, Paia, HI 96779
June 21st, 9:30 am at West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., Lahaina, HI 96761


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 31st, 2:00 -3:30 pm Taking Care of Yourself
April 7th, 2:00 -3:30 pm Hiring and Managing In-Home Caregivers
April 21st, 2:00 -3:30 pm Stress release Dr. Dennis Pezzato
(this date only in Piikoi A)
April 28th, 2:00 -3:30 pm Putting Legal and Financial Affairs in Order
May 5th, 2:00 -3:30 pm The Family and Friends Approach
May 12th, 2:00 -3:30 pm Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
May 19th, 2:00 -3:30 pm A Guide to Community Resources
May 26th, 2:00 -3:30 pm When is it Time to Move Your Loved One into a Facility?



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.