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Education Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association also 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 California Southland area, please look under each topic. Click here for a complete list of education programs taking place in July and August.

To stay updated on education programs in California Southland, please sign up here.


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.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. - noon
Brookdale Walnut: 19850 East Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
Part two of this series provides information on effective ways to manage challenging behaviors, how to maximize safety at home, signs of unsafe driving and tips to stop driving, and preparing for and preventing wandering. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. - noon
Brookdale Walnut: 19850 East Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
Part three of this series provides information on respite care options including informal care, day services, in-home care services and senior living options, as well as managing and coping with difficult feelings. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.


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.


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.

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

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


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.

Friday, Aug. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
Sanatan Dharma Temple: 15311 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Conozca Las Diez Señales: La Detección Temprana Importa
Miércoles, 7 de Septiembre, 5-6 p.m.
Las Brisas Community Housing: 2440 California Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Los participantes aprenderán la diferencia entre lo que es Alzheimer y el envejecimiento normal y que hacer si usted reconoce alguna señal de advertencia en usted o en alguien conocido.  Este curso es gratuito, inscripción requerida. Inscríbase por teléfono al 800.272.3900 o por internet.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6-7 p.m.
Las Brisas Community Housing: 2440 California Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunrise at Palos Verdes: 25535 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Registration required; sign up online by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2-3 p.m. (Bilingual: English/Korean)
Union Tower: 455 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Know The Ten Signs/Conozca Las Diez Señales: La Detección Temprana Importa (Bilingual: English/Spanish)
Monday/Lunes, 3 de Octubre/Oct. 3, 1-2 p.m.

Union Tower: 455 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Inscríbase por teléfono al 800.272.3900 o por internet.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1-2:30 p.m.
Parnell Park Senior Center: 15390 Lambert Rd., Whittier, CA 90604
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.


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.

Cuerpo y Cerebro Sano es Vida Sana: Consejos de las Últimas Investigaciones
Miércoles, 14 de Septiembre, 5-6 p.m.

Las Brisas Community Housing: 2440 California Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Inscríbase por teléfono al 800.272.3900 o por internet.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6-7 p.m.
Las Brisas Community Housing: 2440 California Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.


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

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.- noon
Vineyard Place: 24325 Washington Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 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, Sept. 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference, registration required by Sept. 21; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Vineyard Place: 24325 Washington Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
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.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Vineyard Place: 24325 Washington Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.


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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