We offer a variety of educational programs to the community. These classes are designed for individuals facing Alzheimer's as well as their families. All classes and workshops are free of charge unless otherwise stated. Our classes help participants understand the disease, what to expect, how to promote brain healthy living and proven strategies to assist families in planning and coping.
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>>
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>>
Family Orientation is designed for family caregivers who are new to the disease. This interactive orientation provides an overview of memory loss and dementia, as well as an opportunity to connect with other Alzheimer’s Association programs and services. To register please CLICK HERE>>
For questions about our Community Education Programs please contact the Education and Outreach Manager, Holly Pobst at email@example.com or at 858.966.3306.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.966.3306.
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. If you are interested in inviting the Alzheimer's Association to participate in your health fair, please contact Holly Pobst at email@example.com or 858.966.3306.