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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 January calendar and here
    for a February calendar
of events for
   
California Southland. 

    Click here for a January calendar and here
    for a February calendar of events for the
    San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.

    Click here for a January calendar and here 
   
for a February calendar of events for the
   
Coachella Valley.
    
   
Click here for a January calendar and here
    for a February calendar of events for the 
    Inland Empire. 

    Click here for a September-December
    calendar of events for the 
Temecula Valley.

 

 

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

Click here for professional webinar education.


Dementia Webinar Series 2017 - 2018

Join us for a series of webinars that address how to provide care that recognizes values and is responsive to diversity -- in culture, sexual orientation, family support, and more -- among people with dementia. You will learn about key factors to consider in meeting the needs of older adults with dementia, who are not just increasing in number but also in diversity. Taught by Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke, this webinar series promises to empower you with the knowledge to achieve person-centered dementia care that effectively responds to under-addressed aspects of diversity in those you serve.


January 18, 2018 | Does Ethnicity Make a Difference in Behavioral Expressions?
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

February 8, 2018 | Meeting the Dementia Care Needs of the LGBT Community
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

March 8, 2018 | Spouse, Adult Child, or Other: Caregiver Relationship Makes a Difference
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

April 12, 2018 | Don't Forget about the Impact of Your Residents' Spiritual Traditions on Care
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion


PRICE: $79 LeadingAge CA member / $99 non-member
          
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): CEUs have been submitted for one (1) hour CEU, per webinar, NHAP/P, RCFE/dementia, BRN, LVN, BBS

TO REGISTER:  Contact Margaret Morneau at mmorneau@aging.org or 916.469.3371.  Webinar log-in information will be sent once payment has been received.

 

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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.
City of Glendale Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.
City of Glendale Sparr Heights Community Center
1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, CA 91208
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9-10 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley
27200 Iris Ave., Moreno Valley, CA 92555
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Jueves, 11 de enero, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley
27200 Iris Ave., Moreno Valley, CA 92555
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE or llame a 800.272.3900.

Monday, January 22, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Adventist Health Glendale
1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Santa Clarita Valley Community Center
26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd., #H1, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Brookdale San Dimas
1740 San Dimas Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
City of Burbank Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91510
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9-10 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
11080 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Martes, 27 de febrero, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
11080 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE or llame a 800.272.3900.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:30-11 a.m.
The Watered Garden
1909 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90047
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13561 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Martes, 13 de marzo, 2018, 3-4:30 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13561 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE o llame a 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.
AAA T.L.C. Healthcare, Inc.
16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 900, Encino, CA 91436
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
City of Covina Parks & Recreation
4555 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Covina, CA 91722
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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes
5701 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9-10 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
11080 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Martes, 23 de enero, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
11080 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE or llame a 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
City of Burbank Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91510
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2:30-4 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13561 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, February 13, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Santa Clarita Valley Community Center
26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd., #H1, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, February 26, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Adventist Health Glendale
1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Friday, March 2, 2018, 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by March 1 is required.
Call 800.272.3900 to register.

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.
AAA T.L.C. Healthcare, Inc.
16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 900, Encino, CA 91436
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
 

Expressions
Caregivers and those in the early stages of the disease, join us once a month for social engagement using healing arts, such as music, visual art, and storytelling.

4th Tuesday of each month, starting October 24, 11 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District in the Beach Cities Room
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
For more information, please contact Yael Wyte, MSW at ywyte@alz.org or 323.486.6632.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District, Beach Cities Room
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 323.486.6632.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District, Beach Cities Room
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District, Beach Cities Room
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon
Beach Cites Health District, Beach Cities Room
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.


Introduction & Overview of Alzheimer's Association Services
Come meet your local Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter Representative and learn about free services and support for your family and how you can get involved.

Monday, January 8, 2018, 3-4 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
11080 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Riverside Medical Clinic
7117 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13561 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Martes, 27 de febrero, 2018, 3-4:30 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13561 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE o llame a 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.

Part 1: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Part 2: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Part 3: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.


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.


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 1: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Part 2: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Part 3: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon
Brookdale Walnut
19850 E. Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Somerford Place
1319 Brookside Ave., Redlands, CA 92373
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon
Renaissance Village
24271 Jackson Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Miller Jones Funeral and Crematory
1501 W. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92546
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
City of Glendale Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon
Brookdale Walnut
19850 E. Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 9-10 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley
27200 Iris Ave., Moreno Valley, CA 92555
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.
Miercoles, 7 de febrero, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley
27200 Iris Ave., Moreno Valley, CA 92555
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE o llame a 800.272.3900.
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunrise at Claremont
2053 N. Towne Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pacifica Senior Living Northridge
8700 Lindley Ave., Northridge, CA 91325
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Brookdale San Dimas
1740 San Dimas Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, March 19, 2018, 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.

Friday, April 6, 2018, 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by April 5 is required.
Call 800.272.3900 to register.

Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Adventist Health Glendale
1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Santa Clarita Valley Community Center
26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd., #H1, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.
AAA T.L.C. Healthcare, Inc.
16133 Ventura Blvd., #900, Encino, CA 91436
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
City of Burbank Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91510
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Santa Clarita Valley Community Center
26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd., #H1, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, March 26, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Adventist Health Glendale
1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13561 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.


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.


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, January 11, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Canyon Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care
7945 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91304
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
City of Glendale Sparr Heights Community Center
1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, CA 91208
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon
Brookdale Walnut
19850 E. Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Miller Jones Funeral and Crematory
1501 W. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92546
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Somerford Place
1319 Brookside Ave., Redlands, CA 92373
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pacifica Senior Living Northridge
8700 Lindley Ave., Northridge, CA 91325
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Brookdale San Dimas
1740 San Dimas Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, April 16, 2018, 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.


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, January 19, 2018, 10-11 a.m.
Hemet Public Library
300 E. Latham Ave., Hemet, CA 92543
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
City of Glendale Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Canyon Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care
7945 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91304
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Saturday, March 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon
Brookdale Walnut
19850 E. Colima, Walnut, CA 91789
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pacifica Senior Living Northridge
8700 Lindley Ave., Northridge, CA 91325
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, January 5, 2018, 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by January 4 is required.

Call 800.272.3900 to register.


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, February 2, 2018, 1-2 p.m.
This free education class is being offered as a TELECONFERENCE.
Advance registration by February 1 is required.
Call 800.272.3900 to register.


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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