Giving Tuesday
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community
Education Programs
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size

Click here to view our Calendar of Programs and Events

Click here for PDF of the August 2015 - January 2016 Programs Schedule.

We offer educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members and healthcare professionals. Programs range from basic introductory material to in-depth multi-part sessions and brain healthy information.  We also offer resources -- publications and videos that can be helpful to those facing Alzheimer's disease.

Family and caregiver programs for people with Alzheimer's disease are free of charge.

View our Education Programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder
View our Family Caregiver Education Programs
View our Community Workplace Programs
View our Professional Programs


Education Programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder

Power + Purpose
Our Power+Purpose Program is for people living with mild memory loss. While you are facing what may be the biggest challenge of your life, we want to help you live your best life. Research has clearly shown that staying active is the most powerful way to manage your disease.

The Alzheimer's Association is working towards effective treatments and someday a cure. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's — until that day we want to help you.

To get started, discover Alz Meet Ups happening near you, attend an education program, create your plan with an expert or get involved with the cause by visiting

Coping With Early Memory Loss
If you have recently received a medical diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Fronto-temporal dementia or other related disorders, this 2-hour class can help provide a greater understanding of your diagnosis and treatment and offer effective coping strategies.

Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know
If you have recently been diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s  disease, you are not alone. There are many ways to stay active and engaged in your own community and through the Alzheimer’s Association. Join us for answers to the questions you are likely having regarding your diagnosis and to meet other individuals who have been similarly impacted. Learn what you need to know, how to plan ahead, and what you can do  to ease the impact throughout the disease process.

Family Caregiver Education Programs

Dementia Conversations
This workshop offers guidance on having caring and productive conversations about some of the most challenging topics when caring for someone with memory changes. Topics include: driving, going to the doctor, legal and financial planning, and decision making.  You’ll hear from actual family caregivers about these topics via video as well as recommendations for what to do next.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
During the stages of dementia, the person diagnosed often will experience changes in behavior that can be confusing for a caregiver.  Behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. Attendees will learn to: Identify common triggers for behavior changes, assess and identify challenging behaviors, and understand strategies to address common behaviors.

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than talking and listening. Communication is a way to express who we are and how we relate to each other.  This workshop will explore: communication changes throughout the course of the disease, understanding and decoding verbal and behavioral messages, identifying ways to connect and communicate through the stages of dementia

Living with Alzheimer’s:  For Caregivers – Early-Stage
In the early stages of the disease, caregivers have many questions and concerns ranging from understanding and coping with diagnosis, developing a plan for care, understanding resources, and becoming educated about early stage memory changes.  This workshop will provide practical answers for questions, suggested supports and coping strategies, and resource planning.

Living with Alzheimer’s:  For Caregivers – Middle-Stage
In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers.  Join us for this 3-part series to hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and sensitive care in the middle stages of dementia.

Living with Alzheimer’s:  For Caregivers – Late-Stage
In the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us to hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage dementia and their families.


Essential Skills for Family Caregivers series

This three part series provides education and practical guidance and tools to those caring for someone with dementia.  Please join us to learn strategies for improved daily life, managing challenges associated with dementia, and increasing coping skills.

1. It Starts with Communication
There are many proven communication techniques that caregivers can learn to improve day-to-day life for those with dementia and reduce their own stress. Learn how to communicate in a way that minimizes frustrations, decreases anxiety, and avoids disagreements.

2. Understanding Behaviors
Actions, or behavior, may be telling us something, like “Slow down” or “I need something to do.” Learn howto understand the message and making changes to care can prevent outbursts and arguments.

3. Safety at Home
For someone with dementia, a safe and supportive home can  prevent injury and enhance independence and a sense of security. Learn to adapt your home environment and make it dementia-friendly.


For online eLearning courses, click here

Back to top

Community/Workplace Education Programs

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
As we age, there can be changes to our memory.  Yet, memory loss or behavior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging.  Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it’s important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about.  Join us to learn the “10 Signs” because early detection matters!

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

For online eLearning courses, click here

Back to top


Professional Training Programs 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the trusted source of education, information and training about Alzheimer’s disease. We are leaders in creating programs for professionals working with people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Learn from those who are experts in the field.We want you to have the tools you need for dementia diagnosis, care and treatment —call us today to learn more about our programs. Offerings may change—call for the most up-to-date information.

Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.  Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Some of our programs offer CECs.

Back to top


Other education resources

The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for an alphabetical listing.  

Many of our brochures and booklets are available to order by mail. Please contact us at 800.272.3900 to place an order.

Recommended reading lists for individuals and families as well as for professionals:
Click here to download our Recommended Reading List for Individuals and Families
Click here to download our Recommended Reading List for Professionals

Back to top


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.