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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!
 

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 4, 2015 
4:00-5:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
2:00-3:00 PM
Sumter County Main Library 
111 North Harvin St, Sumter
Please RSVP by 8/10 to Elizabeth Brantley at 800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Indian Land Senior Center 
8286 Lancaster Hwy 521, Indian Land 29715   
Please RSVP by 8/11 to Dori Burgess at 864.542.9998 or dburgess@alz.org

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

 

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, August 11, 2015
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Springs Memorial Hospital
Senior Circle, 800 W. Meeting St, Lancaster 
Questions? Contact Dori Burgess 864.542.9998 or dburgess@alz.org

Thursday, August 27, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Union County Council on Aging 
237 N. Gadberry St, Union 
Please RSVP by 8/25 to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org.   

 

Dementia Conversations: Driving , Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 8/10 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.

 

22nd Annual Educational Symposium - Columbia

Friday, August 21, 2015
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
William Yates Conference Center (SC Hospitality Association)
1000 Center Point Road, Columbia

Morning Keynote Speaker: Dean Hartley, Ph.D. Director of Science Initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL.
Topic Discussion: Latest Developments in Alzheimer’s Research

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT, Executive Director of Balfour Cherrywood Village, Boulder, CO
Topic Discussions:  Communication that Works & Best Practices for Understanding Behaviors

$65 Professionals seeking CEUs; $25 for all others. Click here to register online, or call 803-791-3430 for more info.

 

7th Annual Alzheimer’s Conference
for physicians and other health care professionals who manage a geriatric patient population

Saturday, August 22, 2015
William Yates Conference Center (SC Hospitality Association)
1000 Center Point Road, Columbia

Jointly sponsored with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization (CME Organization)

Registration Fee: $75. Click here to learn more or register online. For more information, call 803-791-3430.

 

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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 8/26 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@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 8, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 9/7 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.

 

14TH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP
"PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER"

Friday, September 11, 2015
Charleston Educational Workshop

Trident Technical College Conference Center 
Rivers Avenue North Charleston

View full details and learn how to register.

For more info, contact Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641.

 

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, September 15, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Program also includes "Building Your Care Team"
with Valerie Gonzalez from The Waccamaw Family Caregiver Program

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Frances P. Bunnelle Center 
8263B Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island 
Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 9/23 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Kingstree Library 
215 North Jackson, Kingstree 
Refreshments provided. Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Keowee Place,
475 Rochester Hwy, Seneca
Please RSVP by 10/27 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  
Refreshments and food will be provided.

 

 

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