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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 November calendar and here
    for a December calendar
of events for
   
California Southland. 

    Click here for a November calendar and here 
   
for a December calendar of events for the
   
Coachella Valley.
    
   
Click here for a November-December
    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.


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.

Monday, November 13, 2017, noon-1:30 p.m.
Lake Elsinore Senior Center
420 E. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Lunes, 27 de noviembre 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Yzmael Villegas Community Center
3091 Esperanza St., Riverside, CA 92504
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE o llame a 800.272.3900.

Monday, December 4, 2017, noon-1 p.m.
San Jacinto Senior Center
625 S. Pico St., San Jacinto, CA 92583
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m.
5th Street Senior Center
600 W. 5th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

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.

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.

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.


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, November 15, 2017, 10-11 a.m.
Rolling Hills Estates City Hall Complex
4045 Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, noon-1 p.m.
San Jacinto Senior Center
625 S. Pico St., San Jacinto, CA 92583
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m.
5th Street Senior Center
600 W. 5th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900. 

Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Yzmael Villegas Community Center
3091 Esperanza St., Riverside, CA 92504
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1-2:30 p.m.
Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes
5701 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 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.

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.
 

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, November 28, 2017, 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, December 19, 2017, 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, 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.


Home for the Holidays: A Conversation To Have
Learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Joslyn Community Center
1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 323.486.6632.


Caregiving and Coping During the Holidays
This program will focus on identifying the reality of caregiving during the holiday season, as well as discussing strategies to prepare for the holidays and tips to get through it all.

Friday, December 8, 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.


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.
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6-7 p.m.
Regency Park Astoria
925 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91106
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, November 30, 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 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.

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.


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: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Edward Jones Office
4551 Glencoe Ave., #240, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita
24305 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Belmont Village Hollywood Hills
2051 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068
Call Nadia Cantuna at 323.874.7711 to register. Brunch will be provided to attendees.

Thursday, December 14, 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.

Wednesday, February 14, 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.


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, November 10, 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, November 14, 2017, 3-5 p.m.
AAA T.L.C. Health Care, Inc.
16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 900, Encino, CA 91436
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.
Joslyn Community Center
1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1-3 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.

Martes, 21 de noviembre 2017, 3-5 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE o llame a 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita
24305 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 800.272.3900.

Thursday, January 11, 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.

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.


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.


 

Alzheimer's Association

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.