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  • For more information or to register by phone please call 800.272.3900

Education Program Offerings:

Addressing Behavior Through Compassionate Communication
Communication is more than the ability to exchange words; it is the ability to connect with someone. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to articulate tips to improve their overall communication skills with memory-impaired individuals. They will also be able to identify communication techniques that can play a key role in coping with specific challenging behaviors such as wandering, shadowing, and agitation. To register please CLICK HERE>>

Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Basics
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. To register please CLICK HERE>>

Conversations about dementia
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  The Alzheimer’s Association Conversations about Dementia program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have are about:
· Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care,
· Deciding when it is necessary to stop driving, and
· Making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered.

You may try to wait until the time is “right” to have these conversations, but in reality, that time rarely comes.  The sooner these discussions can take place, the better, so you can include the person about whom you have concerns and avoid unexpected situations in the future.  Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia. To register CLICK HERE >>

Driving & Dementia
Losing the independence driving provides can be upsetting.  It is important to  acknowledge a person’s feelings and preserve his or her independence, while ensuring the person’s safety and the safety of others.  Come learn what the signs are that it may be time to stop driving. To register please CLICK HERE>>

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The workshop provides attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns that attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about. To register please CLICK HERE>>

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer's disease
The program is designed to help persons in the early stage of dementia, their care partners and family members understand the legal and financial issues that may impact them, how to make legal and financial decisions, and ways to put legal and financial plans in place. To register please CLICK HERE>> 
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early-Stage, Middle-Stage and Late-Stage
As a loved one progresses through the stages of Alzheimer's disease, families face new questions as they  learn  to adjust. Join us for these two-part series' to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in each stage of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. To register please CLICK HERE>>

Living a Brain Healthy Lifestyle
When people think about staying fit, they generally think about the body from the neck down. The health of your brain, however, plays a critical role in almost everything you do. The good news is that we now know there is a lot that you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. To register please CLICK HERE>>

Resources & Tools for Family Caregivers
Family caregivers will learn about health and community resources, placement options, support groups and more.  We will discuss the emotional issues people face when caring for a loved one with dementia and talk about steps to reduce caregiver stress.To register please CLICK HERE>>

For questions about our Community Education Programs please contact the Education and Outreach Manager, Holly Pobst at or at 858.966.3306.

Speaker's Bureau

Members of the Chapter staff and our trained volunteers are available for presentations to community groups, service groups, religious organizations and schools.  For more information regarding our Speaker's Bureau programs and availability, please contact Holly Pobst at or 858.966.3306.

Health Fairs

The San Diego / Imperial Chapter participates in a variety of health fairs throughout the year.  These may include senior health fairs, statewide events, conferences and local community resource fairs. 

Please note our Health Fair selection process has changed!  If you are interested in us attending your Health Fair please CLICK HERE to download the Health Fair application. Please return the form to Natalie Hamill at

If the Association determines that the Health Fair meets our criteria, you will be notified via email within two weeks of receiving your application.


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.