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Save the Date!

Join us to hear the newest, most groundbreaking discoveries in Alzheimer's and dementia research as presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in London, England.

Guest speaker: Keith Fargo, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Programs and Outreach
Medical and Science Relations, Alzheimer's Association

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Santa Monica Public Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401  

Register by phone 800.272.3900 or sign up online here.

 

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 June calendar of events.
    Click here for a July calendar of events.

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

Click here for information about support services available in the Coachella Valley area, and here for a calendar of events for the Coachella Valley area.


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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7-8 p.m.
Pasadena Public Library
285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 1:30-3 p.m.
Whittier Hearing Center
13121 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Martes, 12 de septiembre, 2017, 3-5 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE o llame a 800.272.3900.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
California Southland Office
9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 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.

Friday, August 4, 2017, 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by August 3 is required.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.


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 and Sharing Our Memories: For Families Living with Early-Stage Alzheimer's
In the early stage of Alzheimer's, families face new questions as they adjust to their "new normal". What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 8-part series to hear and learn from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with a diagnosis. Additionally, we will spend time helping our loved ones create a life time story that they will work towards presenting to your family as a gift of their oral history.

Wednesdays, September 13-November 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Register by phone at 323.486.6632 or email:
ywyte@alz.org.

This is a closed, 8-week class. Space is limited, and you must pre-register to attend.


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.

Part 2: Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vineyard Place
24325 Washington Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Part 3: Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vineyard Place
24325 Washington Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 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.


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

Friday, July 7, 2017, 1-2:30 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by July 6 is required.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Home Care Services Santa Clarita
23340 Cinema Dr., #5, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, September 18, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Culver Marina
12001 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:30-3 p.m.
Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 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.


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.

Part 1: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
California Southland Office
9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Part 2: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
California Southland Office
9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
California Southland Office
9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Home Care Services Santa Clarita
23340 Cinema Dr., #5, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
California Southland Office
9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.



Safety at Home in the Middle Stage
People with Alzheimer's can live in their homes as long as safety measures are in place. Join us to discuss home safety, including adapting the home environment, firearm safety, wandering and getting lost. 


Understanding Care Options
There is no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to Alzheimer's care. Needs change at different stages of the disease and each family's situation is unique. Please join us to discuss care options, including informal care, adult day care, in-home care, residential care, and hospice care.


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.

Honoring the Person, Promises and Practices*
Learn about practical tips for caring for your loved one at home or in a residential community while fostering choices, dignity and respect. Discover practical tools to incorporate their unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and every-day needs into each day.

Lifting your Spirits: Caregiver Self-Assessment*
Caring for a person with dementia can be one of the most stressful things we will ever do. Stress can take its toll. Learn strategies on how to successfully manage the caregiving and provide a good quality of life for yourself and the person you are caring for.Living with Alzheimer's and Sharing Our Memories: For Families Living with Early-Stage Alzheimer's
In the early stage of Alzheimer's, families face new questions as they adjust to their "new normal". What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 8-part series to hear and learn from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with a diagnosis. Additionally, we will spend time helping our loved ones create a life time story that they will work towards presenting to your family as a gift of their oral history.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.