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.
Family Education Programs
|Essential Skills for Family Caregivers series (Disponible en español)
Audience: Caregivers (no professionals please!)
Description: Essential Skills series provides education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia. Improved day-to-day living and overall quality of life for the person with dementia and the caregiver is the goal. We cover communication techniques, strategies to manage difficult behaviors, and safety in the home.
I. It Starts with Communication
II. Understanding Behaviors
III. Safety at Home
Getting Started: What to do when your Family Member has Memory Loss
Legal & Financial: Issues and Answers
_________________Specialized: Early-stage and Younger-onset:
Coping with Early Memory Loss
Audience: Individuals recently diagnosed with memory loss and their family members and friends.
Description: This 2-hour class will help you fill in the gaps since your diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Front-temporal dementia, or other related disorders. Medical and non-medical treatments will be discussed, and resources to help will be explored.
Legal & Financial Issues For Families Dealing with Younger-onset Dementia
Living with Alzheimer's
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters (Disponible en español)
Description: 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!
Description: Many people worry about their memory. This program contrasts the typical memory changes we experience as we age with the distinct memory problems of someone with Alzheimer’s. We offer tips to maximize memory and discuss the warning signs that memory loss may be something more serious.
Description: 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
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.
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