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The Alzheimer's Association offers several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as for community members.  In addition to our current education calendar and the program titles below, we can work in partnership with you to tailor a presentation for your church, business, or other community group.  Please contact us at 800-272-3900 to request a presentation in your community.

To view upcoming education opportunities, please check out our Education Calendar.

 

Annual Educational Conference

Each year, the Alzheimer's Association - South Carolina Chapter sponsors several regional education conferences.  These conferences feature opportunities for professionals in the senior care industry to obtain continuing educational units while refreshing and upgrading their skill working with dementia clients.  Family caregivers also benefit from educational opportunities, and no-cost in-home care can be obtained through the chapter to attend.  For more information on obtaining a sitter for your loved one so that you can attend one of our educational conferences, call the Alzheimer's office nearest you. 

Please view upcoming conference dates on our Education Calendar.

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Available Workshops

The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of educational workshops year-round, including:

  • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
    Also available online in English and in Spanish.
  • Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
    Also available online in English and in Spanish.
  • Legal and Financial Planning
  • Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
  • Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
  • Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers (Early Stage, Middle Stage, or Late Stage)

To view upcoming education opportunities, please check out our Education CalendarYou may also contact us at 800-272-3900 to request a presentation in your community.

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essentiALZ Caregiver Certification

 

The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ™ certification program is a convenient way for family and professional caregivers to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.  EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification for individuals— essentiALZ and essentiALZ advanced. Topics covered in the exams are as follows:
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Communication
  • Person-centered Care


 
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Communication
  • Person-centered Care
  • Making a Connection
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain
  • Minimizing Falls
  • Rethinking Wandering
  • Minimizing Restraints

 

 

 

 

To learn more about essentiALZ or to sign up for essentiALZ courses and certification, please click here.

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