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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!                                                 



Your Health, a free education conference especially for the African American community!

Friday, August 5, 2016 - Spartanburg
Learn more & RSVP

September (TBA) - Beaufort
More info coming soon!

Growing evidence suggests that African Americans may be at higher risk to develop Alzheimer’s and stroke-related dementia due to higher incidence of developing vascular disease (including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol). Come learn about how heart health impacts brain health, healthy aging and more!


The Basics 
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.  

Wednesday, July 27, 10:30-11:30 AM
Corley Center at Clemson Downs, 500 Clemson Loop, Clemson 
To RSVP or learn more, contact Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org.  


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.

Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:00-11:00 AM
Hope Arbor Senior Center, 1401 Heritage Rd, Loris 
RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org


Dementia Conversations
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.

Wednesday, August 10, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 8/9: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.

Tuesday, August 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 8/15 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, August 17, 2-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 8/15 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, August 18, 5:30-7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 8/16 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:30-11:30 AM
Saluda Senior Center, 403 W. Butler Ave, Saluda 
RSVP to Jamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 PM
Inlet Coastal Resort, 5087 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet 
RSVP to Brian Hakoun at 843-405-2005 or Bhakoun@inletcoastal.com


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body at West Main Artists Co-Op's ART WALK!

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM
West Main Artists Co-Op 578 W Main St, Spartanburg 
RSVP to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org

Join us during West Main Artists Co-Op’s Art Walk for a free educational program to learn about research in the areas of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity & social engagement.  Art Walk provides an opportunity for the community to view current exhibits, meet and talk with the local artists, and browse the in-house gallery shop. There will be art demonstration stations to help you incorporate therapeutic art activities into your plan for healthy aging.  You may also purchase an Adult Coloring Book designed by West Main Artists Co-Op members for only $5!   All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Protecting Your Tomorrow: Legal & Financial Plans

Monday, August 29, 1:00-3:00 PM
Capt.K. Hampton Library, 304 Biltmore Rd, Easley 
Please RSVP by 8/28 to Jamie Guay, Program Director:  864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.  

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association and the Office of the SC Attorney General in this collaboration of advanced legal planning for your future and how to recognize common investment scams. Speakers will feature Taylor Faw, Assistant Attorney General; Anna Rushton, Outreach Coordinator Securities Division; and Jamie Guay, Alzheimer’s Association  Program Director.

This program is designed to help people understand the legal issues that may impact them, how to make legal decisions, and ways to put the legal plans into place. You will be able to:

*understand the importance of advance planning
*identify the steps to getting legal and future care plans put into place
*recognize common investment scams
*notice red flags of investment fraud
*research securities brokers or investment advisors



Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.    
 

Wednesday, August 24, 10:30-11:30 AM
Corley Center at Clemson Downs, 500 Clemson Loop, Clemson 
To RSVP or learn more, contact Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org.  


"Of Mind and Music" - Free screening of this award winning film!  

Tuesday, August 30, 6:30-9:00 PM
Gunter Theater, 101 West Broad St, Greenville 

Please RSVP to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org  

Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz (Joaquim De Almeida) returns home from a lecture in Paris, heartbroken and disillusioned. In his absence, his mother has succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Nothing that his research or science could do could stop this from happening.  

As he decides to take some time off work and reconnect with the love of music that he shared with his mother finding solace in the music that permeates New Orleans' French Quarter, he hears the mesmerizing voice of Una Vida (Aunjanue Ellis) for the first time. After repeat visits to hear her sing, he realizes that she is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that her unconventional ""family"" cannot cope with her declining health.  

Cruz puzzles his wife, Angela (Sharon Lawrence), by seeking out Una Vida's long lost son in hopes of finally giving her resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her difficult but also beautiful life." Refreshments available for purchase.  


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2:00-3:00 PM
Mary Black Hospital, Hugh R. Black Pavilion, 1650 Skylyn Dr, Spartanburg 
RSVP to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org


The Basics 
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.  

Wednesday, September 14, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 9/13: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, September 20, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 9/19 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Thursday, September 22, 10:30-11:30 AM
Saluda Senior Center 403 W. Butler Ave, Saluda 
RSVP to Jamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org

Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 9/20 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


Effective Communications 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, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Wednesday, September 28, 10:30-11:30 AM
Corley Center at Clemson Downs, 500 Clemson Loop, Clemson 
To RSVP or learn more, contact Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org.  


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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 29, 7:00-8:00 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church 
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer 

Please RSVP by 9/28 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900
 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, October 18, 10:30-11:30 PM
Saluda Senior Center 403 W. Butler Ave Saluda 
RSVP to Jamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


Effective Communications 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, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Wednesday, October 12, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
RSVP by 10/11 toJamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 10/17 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 10/18 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


Caregiver Wellness & Info Expo
Save the Date: Friday, November 4

For more information on this upcoming Charleston area event, please call 843-571-2641.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.  

Wednesday, November 9, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
RSVP by 11/8 to Jamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


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.

Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:30 PM
Saluda Senior Center 403 W. Butler Ave Saluda 
RSVP to Jamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


 

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