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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.



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

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

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

February 4, 9:00 am, The Basics
February 4, 11:00 am, A Time to Remember - Movie
February 4, 1:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part One - PWD
February 11, 9:00 am, Legal & Financial
February 11, 11:00 am, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter - Movie
February 11, 1:00 pm, Living with Alzheimer's Part Two - PWD
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


Classes and education programs are held at the Aloha Chapter main office:
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy, Suite A-265
Honolulu, HI 96817

January 10, 10-11 am, The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
January 19, 5:30-8:00 pm, Special movie night event: Away from Her
February 7, 10-11 am, Effective Communication Strategies
February 16, 5:30-8:00 pm, Special movie night event: The Savages
February 21, 10 am-12 pm, Ask the Experts: A Legal & Financial Round Table


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-1p, Brain Health: Nutrition & the DASH approach to Eating
February 23rd, noon-1p, Brain Health: Eastern Exercise & the Brain
March 23rd, noon-1p, Brain Health: Five Wishes: Health Care Directives & End of Life Decisions
April 27th, noon-1p, Brain Health: Challenging Yourself through Cognitive Activities



2017 schedule will be released soon....


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.