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To request a program in your community:
Please email
alzsc@alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

Family caregivers: If you need an in-home care sitter in order to attend any of these programs, learn how to access this service at no cost by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at least two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900.

Prefer to learn online? Most of the workshops below are also available as free e-learning courses. Check them out! 


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street, Newberry 
RSVP by 7/17 to Elizabeth Brantley at 800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Thursday, July 20, 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch-and-Learn
The Haven, 355 Berkmanns Lane, Greenville
RSVP by 7/19 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Thursday, July 20, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Pacifica Senior Living-Skylyn, 1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg
RSVP by 7/19 to Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light refreshments will be provided.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Partners in Primary Care 
805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer 
RSVP by 7/25 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org


Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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 13, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Beginnings United Methodist Church 
210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Boiling Springs
Please RSVP by 8/11 to Dori Burgess at 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light Refreshments will be served.


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Tuesday, August 15, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 8/14 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or ebrantley@alz.org.  


Free film screening: His Neighbor Phil
Harvey is devoted to his beautiful wife, Mary, who is stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Discovering that music somehow gets through to Mary when nothing else will, Harvey brings music to her whenever possible, to keep her with him; even for a few moments. But when Harvey begins to believe that his neighbor Phil may have once been in love with Mary, Harvey wonders if Mary had ever really love him after all. An emotional drama with music and some humor as well.

Thursday, August 24, 1:30-3:00 PM
Partners in Primary Care, 101 Orchard Park Dr, Greenville 
RSVP by 8/23 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Tuesday, September 5, 10:00-11:00 AM 
Cascades Verdae, 10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville 
RSVP by 9/4 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  
Light refreshments will be provided. Follow "special event" signs for parking.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sunday, September 10, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Beginnings United Methodist Church 
210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Boiling Springs
Please RSVP by 9/8 to Dori Burgess at 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light Refreshments will be served.


Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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.

Tuesday, September 12, 10:00-11:00 AM 
Cascades Verdae, 10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville 
RSVP by 9/11 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  
Light refreshments will be provided. Follow "special event" signs for parking.


Living with Alzheimer's: Middle Stage 
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Tuesday, September 12, 19 & 26, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, Midlands Office, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Ste 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP to Sheila Lewis: 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuesday, September 19, 10:00-11:00 AM 
Cascades Verdae, 10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville 
RSVP by 9/18 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  
Light refreshments will be provided. Follow "special event" signs for parking.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Tuesday, September 19, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 9/18 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or ebrantley@alz.org.  


Caregiver Stress
As a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, you many be so concerned about caring for them that you don't realize your own health is at risk. Learn about common signs of caregiver stress and some ways to manage stress and be a healthier caregiver.

Tuesday, September 26, 10:00-11:00 AM 
Cascades Verdae, 10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville 
RSVP by 9/25 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  
Light refreshments will be provided. Follow "special event" signs for parking.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuesday, October 17, 10:30-11:00 AM
Alzheimer's Association, Midlands Office, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Ste 210, Columbia 
RSVP by 10/16 to Sheila Lewis: 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org


Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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.

Tuesday, October 17, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 10/16 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or ebrantley@alz.org.  


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 11/14 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or ebrantley@alz.org.  


Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 12/11 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or ebrantley@alz.org.  

This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include:

  • Making legal plans that fit your needs
  • Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
  • How to find legal and financial assistance
  • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
  • Tax deductions and credits
  • Government programs that can help pay for care


 

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