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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 an April calendar of events, and here for a May calendar of events.

 


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

Click here for information about support services available in 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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
16th St. 7th Day Adventist Church
1601 W. 16th St., San Bernardino, CA 92411
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

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.


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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mind Body Connection
555 N. Benson Ave., Unit E, Upland, CA 91786
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. Available online today. To find out about the next in-person series, contact Yael Wyte, MSW at 323.486.6632 or ywyte@alz.org.

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, April 19-June 7, 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.

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: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Home Care Services Santa Clarita,
23340 Cinema Dr. #5, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 3-5 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.

Friday, May 12, 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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Rancho Village Independent Living
39630 Fairway Dr., Palmdale, CA 93551
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Diamond Bar Public Library
21800 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765
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 2: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon
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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon
Brookdale Walnut
19850 E. Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3-5 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.


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.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-noon
John C Freemont Library
6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:30-3 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Culver Marina
12001 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon
Brookdale Walnut
19850 E. Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 3-5 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.


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. 

Friday, May 5, 2017 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by May 4 is required. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.


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.

Friday, June 9, 2017 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by June 8 is required. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.


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.


 

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