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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. 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.

Online Education Calendar

 NEW! You may now view the education calendar within an application called CalendarWiz. The application allows you to see listings in a variety of views, download the event to you own 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.




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Education Class Descriptions:

The Basics:  An Orientation Dementia & Memory Loss
An orientation class designed specifically for families and caregivers who are new to living with and caring for someone with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Following a 60 minute presentation, this class offers attendees an opportunity to ask questions of the professionals, get connected to community resources and begin planning for the future.


  • Thursday, April 3, 10:00AM-11:30AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Thursday, May 1, 10:00AM-11:30AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Friday, May 2, 10:00AM-11:30AM (SPANISH)
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Thursday, June 5, 10:00AM-11:30AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

Addressing Behavior Through Compassionate Communication
A class for families and caregivers to learn tips for effective communication and techniques for coping with behaviors such as wandering, shadowing, anxiety and agitation.


  • Thursday April 10, 10:30AM-11:30PM
    Collwood Terrace Stella Care: 4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115
    Register Today!
  • Tuesday, May 13, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Tuesday, June 10, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

Conversations About Dementia
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  This class is designed to help families talk openly about challenging and often uncomfortable topics surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia.

  • Tuesday, April 8, 10:00AM-11:00AM
    Alzheimer's Association: 6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

Driving & Dementia
The ability to drive can represent independence and freedom but when safety becomes a concern, it can be a difficult conversation.  Learn how to start the discussion about deciding when it may be time to hand over the keys and how to approach the topic in a sensitive way.

  • Friday, April 18, 10:15AM-11:15AM
    Coronado Public Library
    640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
    Register Today!
  • Wednesday, May 21, 10:00AM-11:30AM
    San Carlos United Methodist Church
    6554 Cowles Mountain Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92119
    Register Today!
  • Tuesday, June 17, 1:00PM-2:00PM
    Glenner Center Hillcrest
    3702 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
    *Limited Street Parking
    Register Today!

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

  • Thursday, April 24, 11:00AM-12:00PM
    Imperial Beach Senior Center
    1075 8th Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
    Register Today!
  • Tuesday, May 6, 10:00AM-11:00AM
    Belmont Village Cardiff-by-the-Sea
    3535 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007
    Register Today!
  • Sunday, May 18, 10:45AM-12:15PM
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
    16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064
    Register Today!
  • Wednesday, May 21, 12:00PM-1:00PM
    Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church
    2128 Chatsworth  Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107
    Register Today!
  • Friday, June 13, 10:30AM-11:30AM
    Spring Valley Community Center
    8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley, CA 91977
    Register Today!
  • Thursday, June 19, 3:00PM-4:00PM
    Herrick Community Health Library
    9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
    Register Today!

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Dementia
It is important to consider the legal and financial issues that arise when someone is living with memory loss or Alzheimer’s – the sooner the better!  Learn directly from legal and financial professionals on getting the right paperwork in place for decision making and planning for the future.

  • Wednesday, March 26, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
    201 South Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
    Register Today!
  • Wednesday, April 16, 9:30AM-11:30AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Presenter: Patrick Haase of Arthur Brown Law Firm
    Register Today!
  • Thursday, May 29, 2:00PM-4:00PM
    Oceanside San Luis Rey Valley United Methodist Church
    5570 Old Ranch Road, Oceanside, CA 92057 
    Register Today!

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.

  • Middle Stage: March 24 & 31, 5:30PM-7:30PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Late Stage: Tuesday, April 22 & 29, 10:00AM-11:00AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Middle Stage: Thursday, May 8 & 15, 5:30PM-7:30PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Saturday, June 21 & 28, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

Options For The Family Caregiver: When It's Tine For More Help
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.

  • Tuesday, April, 22, 3:00PM-4:00PM
    Glenner Center Encinitas
    335 Saxony  Road,  Encinitas, CA 92024
    Register Today!
  • Tuesday, May 20, 3:00PM-4:00PM
    Glenner Center Chula Vista - Living Room
    280 Saylor Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Register Today!

Maximizing Your Brain Health
The health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do.  Learn more about the things you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age.

  • Thursday, April 17, 1:00PM-2:00PM
    Lantern Crest  Senior Living
    11010 Sunset Trail, Santee, CA 92071
    Register Today!

  • Friday, April 25, 10:30AM-11:30AM
    Grossmont Healthcare District - Conference Room
    9001Wakarusa Street
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    Register Today!

  • Friday, May 16, 12:30PM-1:15PM
    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Road, Sam Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

  • Monday, May 19, 12:30PM-1:30PM
    Magdalena-Ecke YMCA
    200 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA  92024
    Register Today!

First Aid For Families & Caregivers
Presented by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Participants will learn about basic first aid and safety, including what to do in the event of a medical emergency, how to help when there has been a fall and strategies to keep the home safe.

  • Monday, May 5, 2:00PM-3:00PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!
  • Monday, June, 2:00PM-3:00PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

Staying Safe and Maintaining Independence
Participants will learn about steps to take to prevent falls, ensure a safe home environment, and reduce the risk of wandering. Participants will also be able to implement techniques of safe medication management, tips for safe travel and disaster preparedness.

  • Thursday, June 26, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
    Register Today!

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


 

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