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Education Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association 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 Orange County area, please look under each topic.

To stay updated on education programs in Orange County, please sign up here.


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2-4 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library: 12700 Montecito Rd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
This is a free education program, registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m.
Tustin Library: 345 E. Main St., Tustin, CA 92780
This is a free education program, registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. - noon
Linbrook Court: 2240 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online by calling 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.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference; registration required by Wednesday, September 21. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference; registration required by Monday, September 26. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 


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.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Brookdale Brookhurst: 15302 Brookhurst St., Westminster, CA 92683
Registration required; sign by calling 800.272.3900 or by emailing Linda Loera at lloera@alz.org.


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.


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.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2-4 p.m.
El Toro Library: 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Part one of this series provides information on symptoms associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, communication and relationship changes, effective ways to provide personal care, and preparing for hospitalizations.
Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2-4 p.m.
El Toro Library: 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Part two of this series provides information on effective ways to manage challenging behaviors, how to maximize safety at home, signs of unsafe driving and tips to stop driving, and preparing for and preventing wandering. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m.
El Toro Library: 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Part three of this series provides information on respite care options including informal care, day services, in-home care services and senior living options, as well as managing and coping with difficult feelings. Registration required; sign up online or by calling 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.


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.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Rd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 

Monday, Nov. 21, 2-4 p.m.
Tustin Library, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, CA 92780
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 


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.

Thursday, Oct. 13, noon-1 p.m.
This is a free educational webinar; registration required by signing up online.
*To view these webinars, you will need to register and log in on your computer, as well as call in to hear the audio.
 
 
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.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito Rd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 

Monday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.
Tustin Library, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, CA 92780
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - noon
Linbrook Court: 2240 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
This is a free education program; registration required. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 


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.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, noon-1 p.m.
This is a free educational webinar; registration required by signing up online.
*To view these webinars, you will need to register and log in on your computer, as well as call in to hear the audio.


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.


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.


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.


 

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