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**Stockton**
Care Partner Education Forum

May 19, 2018
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stribley Community Center
1760 E. Sonora Street
Stockton, CA 95205

Come join us for this Care Partner Education Forum, designed to fit the needs of care partners and families caring for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Learn more about the diseases, the latest updates on research, strategies in communication and tips on self-care.

Speakers Include:
Update on Latest Policies - Call To Action
Zack Smith, Public Policy Project Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Northern
California and Northern Nevada

Latest Updates on Research
Claire Day, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Northern
California and Northern Nevada

Effective Communication Strategies
Stefanie Bonigut, LCSW, Family Services Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Northern California Northern Nevada

Caring for the Caregiver
Michelle Nevins, MBA, MA, Executive Director,
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

Cost:
$20 early registration
$25 after May 12, 2018

Interested in Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities for the 2018 forum? Call or email our Program Coordinator, Denise Davis at denise.davis@alz.org or 800.272.3900.


or call 916.930.9080

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**San Jose**
12th Annual Chinese Alzheimer's Forum
(Presented in Mandarin)

May 19, 2018
2–5:30 p.m.
Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

An annual forum to invite the Chinese community to come together to learn about the latest updates on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Be inspired by families living with it, and learn about related community resources.

Topics and Speakers:

  • Updates on Alzheimer's Disease – the Search for a Cure
    Dr. Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD, Behavioral Neurologist and Medical Director at Genentech; Memory Disorder Specialist, Stanford Neuroscience Health Center; Board Member of Alzheimer's Association Northern California & Northern Nevada
  • Caregiver Panel
    Moderator: Jay Shi, renowned host of Dialogue360
    Caregivers:
    Tenny Tsai, Founder of Alzheimer's Association Asian Community Fund
    Austin Tsao, Former CEO of Tzu Chi Foundation USA, Executive Director of Tzu Chi Foundation North Western region
    Christine Ye, family caregiver with a 10 year journey caring for her husband who was an engineer manager
  • Dementia Conversations
    Alex Tsao, Chairman, Alzheimer's Association Northern California & Northern Nevada Chinese Advisory Council
  • Home Safety, Home Modification and Fall Prevention
    Alice Ng, OT

Forum Sponsors:

Asian Cultural Integration- Intel Employee Group
Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care
California Telephone Access Program

Media Sponsors:

Forum Partners:

Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Joint Alumni Associations of Chinese Universities and Colleges of Northern CA
Organization of Chinese American Women-Silicon Valley Chapter
Tzu Chi Foundation
Woman's Workshop

Register/Info:

To register by phone/ email or for more information: Please call Peining Chang at 408.372.9943 or email pchang@alz.org

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**San Jose**
第十二屆華人阿滋海默症論壇
(以普通話進行)

五月十九日星期六
下午2:00 - 5:30
Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

華裔社區年度大型阿滋海默症論壇,邀請華裔社區集聚一堂,一起來了解阿滋海默症及相關失智症的新知,受到與疾病共處的家屬的感動與啟發,並了解相關社區資源。

主題與嘉賓:

  • 阿滋海默症新知- 尋找治癒疾病的方法
    Dr. Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD, 行為神經學家及醫療總監,Genentech;記憶障礙專家, Stanford Neuroscience Health Center;阿滋海默症協會北加州與北內華達州分會理事
  • 照護者分享
    主持人: 史東先生,資深媒體人
    照護者:
    蔡懷香女士,阿滋海默症協會北加州及北內華達州分會亞裔社區
    基金創辦人
    曹迪中先生,曾任慈濟基金會美國總會執行長及北加州分會執行長
    葉慧女士,照護曾任工程師經理的先生進入第十年阿滋海默症之旅
  • 有關失智症的對話
    曹知行先生,阿滋海默症協會北加州及北內華達州分會華裔諮詢委員會主席
  • 居家安全、環境改造及摔倒的預防
    吳綺芬女士,職業治療師

論壇贊助單位:

英特爾亞裔員工協會
美華慈心關懷聯盟
加州便民電話計劃

媒體協辦單位:

論壇協辦單位:


美亞社區協進會
北加州中國大專校友會聯合會
美華婦女會矽谷分會慈濟基金會
金山灣區「媽媽教室」

報名/ 更多資訊:
報名: 請事先上網報名 tinyurl.com/12thChineseForum
更多資訊:請聯繫張珮寧,電郵 pchang@alz.org 或致電408.372.9943

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**Reno**
2 day Education Conference

May 21-22, 2018
Grand Sierra Resort 2500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89595

Our annual two day conference partnering with Community Care Options will offer two days of valuable information, CEUs offered for Nursing, Social Work and Long Term Care Administrators.

Monday offers programs specific to Alzheimer's and related dementia care. Care partners are encouraged to attend. It is not required to attend both days

For more information call 530.894.2114.
For details and online registration visit conta.cc/2CkvnOK

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**Monterey**
Navigating Through Alzheimer 's Disease

May 29, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Come join us for our annual education conference designed to fit the needs of families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. This conference is also for professionals who would like to learn more about Alzheimer's disease; CEUs available for professionals. Learn more about the diseases, the latest updates on research, strategies in communication and tips on self-care.

Speakers Include:

  • Leading the Way to a World Without Alzheimer's: An Update on the Latest Research
    Claire Day, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada
  • Effective Communication Strategies
    Alex Morris, Professional Training Specialist, Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada
  • Navigating Caregiver Resources
    Jessica Mattila, ASW, MSW, Health Projects Center
  • Know Your Rights: How to Feel Empowered and Seek Solutions When It Comes to Addressing Concerns in Long Term Care Facilities
    Meggie Pina, Ombudsman Program Manager, Alliance on Aging
  • Planning for Incapacity
    Steven Mudd, Elder Law Attorney, Hempel and Mudd Law
  • Music, Memories and Mood
    Wayne Lavengood, LCSW

Presenting sponsor:

For more information call 800.272.3900

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**San Francisco**
LGBT Dementia Care Summit

June 7, 2018
9 a.m to 2 p.m.
The Milton Marks Conference Center Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building, Lower Level
455 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Where are we now? The Summit will bring together service providers, community members, and policy makers to discuss progress in LGBT dementia care. We will look at opportunities to meet the needs of those facing dementia as we form a network of dementia-capable services for the LGBT community. CEUs to be offered.

Event is hosted by the Office of Senator Scott Wiener.

For more information email kwaggoner@alz.org or call 800.272.3900


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**Rohnert Park**
Alzheimer's Disease: Continuum of Care XII

June 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
One Double Tree Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

The North Bay Offices of the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada presents its twelfth annual education conference in Sonoma County. Alzheimer's Disease: Continuum of Care XII is a day-long conference for family members and professionals (continuing education units are available) that covers many topics relating to Alzheimer's disease and dementia. We hope that you will join us for this outstanding program.

Gold Sponsor:

      

Silver Sponsors:
Oakmont Senior Living
Primrose Alzheimer's Living
Seniors At Home

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**Eureka**
The Changing Face of Dementia

June 7, 2018
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sequoia Conference Center
901 Myrtle Avenue
Eureka, CA 95501

This conference is designed to provide assisted living and healthcare professionals with cutting-edge updates in the field of research and best practices in the care of persons with dementia syndromes. Speakers will provide an overview of the latest in Alzheimer's disease science and care, including symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, diet, risk factors, prevention, and causes. They will also present effective ways to develop rapport with clients using best practices for successful communication with persons with dementia. The conference will include an update on public policy gains, opportunities on the state and national level, and current trends in research.

View conference details and register at www.humboldtdcc.org
6 CEU credits available for RN, LVN, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, RCFE and NHA license types.


For more information call 707.443.9747 X 3203

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**Modesto**
Modesto Care Partner Education Event

June 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Stanislaus County Veteran's Service Office
3500 Coffee Rd #19
Modesto, CA 95357

For more information call 800.272.3900

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**Fresno**
Central Valley Alzheimer's Caregiver & Wellness Conference in Spanish

June 30, 2018
8 a.m. to Noon
West Fresno Family Resource Center
1802 E California Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706

Program Topics

  • A presentation on Alzheimer's Disease
  • Live play about Alzheimer's caregiving
  • Free health screenings
  • Community resources

FREE EVENT! Everyone is welcome.
A light breakfast will be provided.

To register or for more information, call Susana Rodriguez at 559.224.9154 or email at srodriguez@valleycrc.org.

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**Fresno**
Conferencia Del Valle Central Para Cuidadores del Alzheimer y Bienestar Personal
En español

30 de Junio del 2018
8 a.m. – Mediodía
West Fresno Family Resource Center
1802 E California Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706

Temas

  • Presentación sobre la enfermedad del Alzheimer
  • Teatro sobre el cuidado del Alzheimer
  • Evaluaciones de salud gratuitas
  • Recursos en la comunidad

¡EVENTO GRATUITO! Todos Son Bienvenidos.
Se ofrecerá un desayuno ligero.

Para registrarse o para obtener más información, llame a Susana Rodriguez al 559.224.9154 o envíe un correo electrónico a srodriguez@valleycrc.org.

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Train for Results
"Nov 2016 I just want to express my gratitude for a great class that your Professional Training Specialist provided at El Camino Hospital. All I heard was praise from all the attendees. Everyone thought that the class was amazing based on written and verbal feedback. The tips on communication and strategies on how to approach an individual with dementia are what the staff thought were valuable information for their practice. Everything that she taught could be translated at the bedside, which would benefit the patients and their significant others tremendously. What staff valued the most about the class was the role playing and the real-life situations that she described, which gave them a frame of reference. The use of the videos got raved reviews, as well. A nurse from the night shift approached me today and told me that she used the techniques she learned while interacting with a patient with frontotemporal lobe dementia. She said that her interventions worked, especially when the patient told her that he wanted to go home. She said that she was teaching her co–workers at night the strategies they can use on these patients. Thank you so much for a great class! The staff learned a lot from the class."

Mae Dizon, DNP, RN, NP, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, NICHE Program
El Camino Hospital

The Alzheimer's Care Academy™ is the premier training program in quality dementia care from the Alzheimer's Association. Created from evidence-based research and field-tested, the Academy provides in-depth training in all key aspects of dementia care

Topics
Click on titles for learning objectives:

Target Audiences

The Alzheimer's Care Academy™ builds upon our award-winning Training for Dignity™ curriculum. The Alzheimer's Care Academy™ modules can be tailored to meet the needs of both the professional and paraprofessional, and are coordinated to California state-mandated requirements for RN, LVN, CNA, HHA, LMFT, LCSW and RCFE Administrator licence types nursing home staff.

Alzheimer's Care Academy™
For Healthcare and Social Service Professionals

We provide specific training for care professionals in various settings including acute care, home care, hospice care or adult day care.

Click here for Long Term Care

Alzheimer's Care Academy training topics:

  • AD and Related Disorders
  • Communication and the Influence of Staff on Resident Behavior
  • Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors (2 hours)
  • Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
  • Sexuality & Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting
  • Activities, Values & Challenges
  • Connecting with the Person with Late Stage Dementia
  • Enhancing Mealtime: Awareness and Practice
  • Reducing Pain: Awareness & Practice
  • Mouthcare without a Battle
  • Touching the Spirit and Dealing with Loss

All topics are one hour except Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
Translation is available in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese upon request.

Cost:
The cost for a two hour training, including materials is $400, plus mileage. A four hour training is $800 (plus mileage) and six hour training is $1,200 (plus mileage), which includes materials and CEU's. No CEU's will be provided for less than 4 hours of training. An additional fee will apply for groups greater than 25. Mileage is calculated from our headquarters in San Jose.

Please fill out the request form and we will be happy to provide you with a proposal.
For questions, contact Pauline Martinez, Education Services Manager, pmartinez@alz.org | 408.372.9951

Alzheimer's Care Academy™
Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing

We provide specific training for care professionals in various long term care settings including assisted living, board and care and skilled nursing facilities.

Alzheimer's Care Academy 6 hour training: Includes all 5 topics:

  • AD and Related Disorders
  • Communication and the Influence of Staff on Resident Behavior
  • Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors (2 hours)
  • Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
  • Sexuality & Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting

Cost:
The cost for a six hour training, including materials and CEU certificates is $1,425 for up to 25 attendees. An additional fee will apply for groups greater than 25. Mileage is calculated from our headquarters in San Jose.
Translation is available in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese upon request.

Training programs are offered onsite for facility staff (attendance up to 25), tailored to specific needs and schedule.

Please fill out the request form and we will be happy to provide you with a proposal.
For questions, contact Pauline Martinez, Education Services Manager, pmartinez@alz.org | 408.372.9951

Continuing Education

The Alzheimer's Association is a licensed provider of continuing education in the following disciplines:

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #63035). Course meets the qualifications as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Department of Health Services CNA and HHA (Provider #NAC6329)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP12415) for Contact Hours
  • Board of Nursing Home Administrator (Provider #CEP1546)
  • Department of Social Services for RCFE Administrator (Provider #1000-205-740-2)

    Quotes from participants:

    "I loved this program—it's one-stop shopping for direct care staff like me."

    "The facilitator was great. She taught me how to be patient and improve my listening skills."

    "I saw the task from another's point of view."

Competitive Prices, Flexible Session Plans

Learning Objectives

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Web-based training programs

Alzheimer's Association® essentiALZ®

Alzheimer's Association® essentiALZ® is an online individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.
The Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ certification program combines approved dementia care training with Alzheimer's Association online certification exams. EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification— essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

EssentiALZ Plus requires more in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer's care techniques and specialties. Individuals must be certified in essentiALZ prior to taking any of the essentiALZ Plus exams.

Visit www.alz.org/essentialz to learn more.

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