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Education Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place on specific dates for the Orange County area, please look under each topic.

To stay updated on education programs in Orange County, please sign up here.


Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC) 2016 research update
Wednesday, August 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Reception at 6 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m.
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, 15442 Newport Ave., Tustin, CA 92780

Guest Speaker: Joshua Grill, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Associate Director, UC Irvine Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (UCI ADRC)
Co-Director, UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)

AAIC is the world’s largest forum for the dementia research community. International investigators, clinicians and care providers gather annually to share the latest study results, theories and discoveries that bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science. Join us to learn about Alzheimer’s and dementia research from this year's conference in Toronto, Canada.

Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday, August 10, 6-8 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Click here for additional details. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, September 20, 2-4 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library: 12700 Montecito Rd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
This is a free education program, registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, September 26, 2-4 p.m.
Tustin Library: 345 E. Main St., Tustin, CA 92780
This is a free education program, registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, October 5, 10 a.m. - noon
Linbrook Court: 2240 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online by calling 800.272.3900. 


Effective Communication Strategies
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Sunday, August 14, 2-4 p.m.
El Toro Library: 24672 Raymond Way, El Toro, CA 92630. Click here for additional details. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, September 7, 6-8 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Click here for additional details. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, October 18, 2-4 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Rd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 

Monday, October 24, 2-4 p.m.
Tustin Library, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, CA 92780
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Learn to about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

Tuesday, August 16, 2-4 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Road, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Click here for additional details. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Sunday, September 11, 2-4 p.m.
El Toro Library: 24672 Raymond Way, El Toro, CA 92630. Click here for additional details. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, October 12, 6-8 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online by calling 800.272.3900.
 

Safety at Home in the Middle Stage
People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. If someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, please join us to discuss home safety, including: adapting the home environment, firearm safety, wandering and getting lost.

Tuesday, August 23, 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6-7 p.m.


This free education program will take place as a teleconference. To sign up, please call 800.272.3900 or sign up online: click here for August 23 (registration required by August 22) or click here for August 25 (registration required by August 24).


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. - noon
Linbrook Court: 2240 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801. Click here for additional details. Registration required; sign up online or by calling phone 800.272.3900.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
Learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.

Thursday, September 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference; registration required by Wednesday, September 21. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, September 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference; registration required by Monday, September 26. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.   


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.


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.


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 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.


Help & Hope in Alzheimer's Science and Care
In recent years we have entered a period of tremendous advances in Alzheimer's research, encompassing genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's, imaging studies to identify Alzheimer's in the living brain, blood tests and other biomarkers that may one day be used to diagnose Alzheimer's, how our lifestyle influences our risk of Alzheimer's as we age, and more.


Lo básico: lapérdida de memoria, la demencia y la enfermedad de alzheimer
La enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias relacionadas no son una parte normal del envejecimiento.  Lo Básico: La Pérdida de Memoria, La Demencia y La Enfermedad de Alzheimer es un taller presentado por la Alzheimer’s Association, para todos los que quieran saber más acerca del Alzheimer y otras demencias relacionadas.


Basics of Alzheimer's and Dementia for LGBT Care Partners
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This webinar provides an overview about dementia and LGBT caregiving concerns. The featured speaker is David Troxel.


Compassionate Communication: Connecting with a Person with Alzheimer’s
Communication is more than the ability to exchange words—it is the ability to connect with someone. This program will provide strategies on improving overall communication skills in connecting with memory-impaired individuals.


 

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