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To request a program in your community:
Please email or call 800-272-3900.

Family caregivers: If you need an in-home care sitter in order to attend any of these programs, learn how to access this service at no cost by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at least two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900.

Prefer to learn online? Most of the workshops below are also available as free e-learning courses. Check them out! 

Caregiver 101 Series: Simpsonville
Join us on Thursdays in November for the following topics. 

Thursday, November 2 - The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
Thursday, November 9 - Effective Communication Strategies
Thursday, November 16 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Thursday, November 30 - Caregiver Stress

All classes will be 9:00 AM - 10:AM at The Crossings at Five Forks, 345 Five Forks Rd, in Simpsonville.  Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP for the days you wish to attend to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or

 Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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.

Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 11/13 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or  

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Monday, November 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
GHS Life Center, Class Room #1 on the 2nd floor 
875 W. Faris Rd, Greenville  
Please RSVP by 11/25 to Kim Hein: 864-455-4001 or

Alzheimer's:  A Free Educational Seminar

Tuesday, November 28, 4:00-6:00 PM
The Blake at Carnes Crossroads
4015 2nd Avenue, Summerville, SC
To reserve your spot, please call The Blake at 843-806-0363.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 12/11 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or  

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Wednesday, December 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Greenville County Square, Conference Room F 
301 University Ridge, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 12/12 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or

 Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

Tuesday, January 9, 5:30-6:30 PM 
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street Newberry 29108   
RSVP by 1/8 to Elizabeth Brantley: 803-509-7353 or  

This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include:

  • Making legal plans that fit your needs
  • Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
  • How to find legal and financial assistance
  • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
  • Tax deductions and credits
  • Government programs that can help pay for care

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