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We offer a variety of educational classes for families and individuals living with Alzheimer's or related dementias, as well as for others in the community. All classes are offered free of charge. Click the links on this page to learn more or register for a class online. You can also download a printable version of the education calendar. 

Online Education Calendar

 You may now view the education calendar within an application called CalendarWiz. This application allows you to see listings in a variety of views, download the event to your own personal calendar, set reminders, search, and subscribe to the calendar as an RSS feed. Click here to view the calendar or see below for our text listing.




Printable Education Calendar








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Education Class Descriptions:

The Basics:  An Orientation to Dementia & Memory Loss
A class designed specifically for families and caregivers who are new to living ith and caring for someone with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.  Following a 60-minute class, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the professionals, get connected to needed resources and begin planning for the future.

  • Thursday, July 3, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Wednesday, July 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Poway Adult Day Health Care Center
    12250 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA  92064
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, August 7, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, September 4, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


Lo Basico:  La perdida de memoria, la demencia y la enfermedad de alzheimer
Un taller presentado por la Asociacion de Alzheimer para cualquier persona a quien le guataria saber mas sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y las demencias relacionadas

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

Addressing Behavior Through Compassionate Communication
Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia change the way people are able to communicate and understand what is happening around them.  This class helps families understand how to communicate and respond to situations differently as well as how to use compassionate communication when challenging behaviors such as shadowing, agitation and wandering occur.

  • Tuesday, July 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Wednesday, August 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Peninsula Family YMCA
    4390 Valeta Street, San Diego, CA  92107
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, September 9, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Driving & Dementia
At some point, everyone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease will no longer be able to drive.  This class will explore when it may become time to consider handing over the car keys and tips on how to have the conversation.

  • Thursday, July 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, August 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, September 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the difference between normal aging and the warning signs for Alzheimer's disease as well as the benefits of early detection.  Learn what to do if you or your loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia.

  • Wednesday, July 9, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
    IHSS - Public Authority building
    780 Bay Boulevard, Ste. 200, Chula Vista, CA  91910
    Register Today!


  • Tuesday, July 22, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Rancho Penasquitos Branch LIbrary
    13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego, CA  92129
    Register Today!

  • Wednesday, July 23, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Mottino Family YMCA
    4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA  92056
    Register Today!

  • Friday, July 25, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
    Glenner Center Chula Vista
    280 Saylor Drive, Chula Vista, CA  91910
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, August 19, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Escondido Adult School
    220 West Crest Street, Escondido, CA  92025
    Register Today!

  • Friday, August 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Glenner Center Encinitas
    335 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA  92024
    Register Today!

  • Friday, August 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    North Park Library
    3795 31st Street, San Diego, CA  92104
    Register Today!

  • Live Webinar
    Friday, September 5, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
    Register Today!

  • Wednesday, September 10, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Grossmonth HealthCare District Conference Center
    9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA  91942
    Register Today!

  • Friday, September 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Pacific Beach Branch Library
    4275 Cass Street, Pacific Beach, CA  92109
    Register Today!

  • Saturday, September 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Mission Valley Branch Library
    2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA  92108
    Register Today!

  • Friday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Glenner Center Hillcrest
    3702 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103
    Register Today!

 

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Dementia
It is imperative to consider the legal and financial issues that arise when someone is living with Alzheimer's disease.  Learn directly from legal and financial professionals on getting the right paperwork in place for decision making and planning for the future.

  • Tuesday, July 1, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, August 5, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, September 2, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Learning to Live With Dementia
Learning to live with the early stages of dementia is easier when you understand the disease, have an idea of what to expect, can build a support system and start planning for the future.  Join us for an introduction to living with Alzheimer's, whether you are living with early stage dementia or are concerned about someone who is, this class is for you.
  • Tuesday September 30, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle-Stage - For Care Partners
As Alzheimer's disease progresses, those who were care partners may need to become more hands-on caregivers.  This class will assist caregivers with helpful strategies for providing safe and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease (class recommended for Care Partners; not recommended for persons with dementia)

  • Saturday, June 21, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, July 15, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, August 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, September 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Preparing for the Later Stages of Alzheimer's disease
Learn what to expect during the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease, explore options for care and how to maintain and nurture the relationship with your loved one in new ways.
(Not recommended for persons with dementia)

  • Saturday, August 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Options For The Family Caregiver: When It's Time For More Help
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is a challenging task to do alone.  Many find that seeking additional assistance is a big help.  Learn about health and community resources available to you, residential care options, support groups and more.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, August 28, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Maximizing Your Brain Health
When most people think about keeping healthy, they usually focus below the neck. But the health of the brain is just as important to overall physical well-being as your heart, weight, liver, or muscles.  Learn how to keep your mind and memory in shape in order to optimize your brain health as you age.

  • Monday, July 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jewish Family Services - North County
    15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA  92064
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, July 29, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    San Diego Public Library - Central Library
    330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA  92101
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, August 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    University Community Branch Library
    4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA  92122
    Register Today!

Staying Safe and Maintaining Independence
There are several safety issues to consider when living with or caring for someone with dementia.  This class provides tips on ensuring a safe home environment, preventing falls and reducing the risk of wandering.

  • Tuesday, August 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Talking to Kids & Teens
Alzheimer’s disease impacts family life. Take the time to talk with the children and teens in your family so that they understand what is happening to the person with Alzheimer’s.

The degree to which children and teens are affected by the disease depends on who has it — a parent or grandparent, relative or friend. Other factors include how close the child or teen is to the person and where the person lives (in the same home, assisted living or nursing home, out-of-state, etc.)
Click Here to learn more about how to talk to your kids and Teens about Alzheimer's or related dementias.

For questions about any of our education classes please contact the Education and Outreach Manager, Holly Pobst at hpobst@alz.org or 858.966.3306. 


 

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