Click below to see classes currently scheduled in your area or call us for more information: (800) 272-3900
Family and Caregiver Education
We offer a variety of classes designed for those providing care to a loved-one or as a professional. Classes span multiple topics including the medical side of Alzheimer’s, legal and financial issues, communicating and responding to difficult behaviors, and self-care for the caregiver. Click the links in the left-hand bar to see offerings in your area including topics, times and locations.Some classes offer Continuing Education Credits for Adult Foster Home providers. The cost is $15 for 1.5 credits and can be paid by cash or check on the day of the class. Registration is required. Call for more information: (800) 272-3900
Throughout the year, the Alzheimer's Association sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of therapeutic activities and events for people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. In 2013, the early-stage choir Sing Here Now is returning in April for its new season, and a new watercolor painting class called Memories in the Making is beginning. Call (800) 272-3900 for more information.
We are happy to offer community presentations at your place of worship, senior center, or community group. If you have a venue and an audience who could benefit from learning more about Alzheimer’s, we are able to bring most of our education topics to you. Please call for more information: (800) 272-3900
Our Chapter is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.
Many of our community classes are also available to professional caregivers. See our quarterly education calendar for continuing education accredited classes.
Portland Spring 2013 Calendar
For information about Web-based training, click here.
Our Chapter offers annual educational conferences throughout the state, including our McGinty Memorial Conference on Alzheimer’s disease which honors Dean McGinty, MD, a Portland geriatrician and an early advocate for the special needs of persons with dementia. Click here for more information.