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Education opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing the disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. Programs currently taking place throughout Hawaii are listed below the class descriptions.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

BIG ISLAND CLASSES

Please call or email Ivy Castellanos at 591-2771 or icastellanos@alz.org for information regarding upcoming classes on the Big Island.

 

OAHU CLASSES

Location:
Wellness Center, Castle Medical Center
640 Ulukahiki Street, Kailua, HI 96734
Kailua Support Group to follow for interested participants (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PLEASE CALL 591-2771 ext 8236 or EMAIL mamoku@alz.org

 February 20th, 5:00 -6:00 pm  Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors


Location:
‘Ilima at Leihano
739 Leihano Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PLEASE CALL 591-2771 ext. 8236 or email
mamoku@alz.org
February 24th, 12:00 -1:00 pm  Dementia Related Behaviors
*Family Caregiver Support Group Meeting to follow

 

MAUI CLASSES

Location:
Roselani Place Assisted Living (Activities Room)
88 South Papa Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
Contact: Lynsey Capone-Smith, 808-591-8243

 February 6th, 5:00 pm
 Understanding Memory Loss
 February 13th, 5:00 pm
 Activities at Home
 February 20th, 5:00 pm  Effective Communication Strategies
 February 27th, 5:00 pm
 Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
 March 6th, 5:00 pm
 Legal & Financial Planning
 March 13th, 5:00 pm
 Taking Care of Yourself
 May 1st, 5:00 pm
 Understanding Memory Loss
 May 8th, 5:00 pm  Activities at Home
 May 15th, 5:00 pm  Effective Communication Strategies
 May 22nd, 5:00 pm  Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
 May 29th, 5:00 pm
 Legal & Financial Planning
 June 6th, 5:00 pm
 Taking Care of Yourself

 

KAUAI CLASSES

Location:

Piikoi Building (across the hall from Agency On Elderly Affairs)
Conference Room Piikoi B,
4444 Rice St., Lihue, HI 96766
To register, please call or email Humberto Blanco at 245-3200 Ext. 8242 / hblanco@alz.org

 February 23rd, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Alzheimer's -Educating Yourself About the Disease
 March 2nd, 2:00 -3:30 pm

 Ask the Doctor -Dr. Laurel Coleman

 March 9th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Learning to Manage Challenging Behaviors
 March 16th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Effective Communication Strategies
 March 23rd, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Taking Care of Yourself
 April 6th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Hiring and Managing In-Home Caregivers
 April 13th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Personal Coping Pathways and Strategies by Dr. Dennis Pezzato
 April 20th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Putting Legal and Financial Affairs in Order with Michael Ratcliffe, Atty
 April 27th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  The Family and Friends Approach
 May 4th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimers disease by Linda Vass, Atty
 May 11th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  A Guide to Community Resources
 May 18th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  When Is It Time to Move Your Loved One into a Facility?
 May 25th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
 June 1st, 2:00 -3:30 pm  Know the 10 Signs
 June 8th, 2:00 -3:30 pm  The Latest Research


 

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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.