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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


Register by phone at: 800.272.3900

Education Class Descriptions:

The Basics: An Orientation to Dementia & Memory Loss
A class designed for anyone who wants to know more about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of dementia. Ask questions, understand  next steps, connect to resources, and begin planning for the future.

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 gustaria saber mas sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y las demencias relacionadas

Effective Communication Strategies
This course provides an overview of how dementia impacts a person’s ability to communicate as the disease progresses, and gives caregivers information about what to expect. Participants will develop compassionate communication skills and learn how to respond helpfully.

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 getting a diagnosis.

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
Advanced care planning is essential for those living with, or caring for a person with a progressive disease. Learn from local estate planning and elder law experts about getting key legal documents in place and planning ahead for the costs of future care needs..

Learning to Live With Early Stage Dementia
Knowledge is power, and this class provides individuals affected by
early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia with important disease information, strategies for coping with daily challenges, and a road map to plan for the future.
*Sponsored by Silverado Care

Living with Alzheimer’s in the Middle Stage
This class assists caregivers in understanding the common symptoms of middle stage Alzheimer’s disease, and addresses the important issues of home safety, behavioral changes, and caregiver needs. (Not recommended for persons with dementia.)
*Sponsored by Silverado Care

Preparing for the Later Stage of Alzheimer's Disease
Learn what to expect during the advanced stage of Alzheimer’s disease, explore options for care and support, and learn how to connect with your loved one in new ways. (Not recommended for persons with dementia.)
*Sponsored by Silverado Care

Care and Support Options
Whether you are a new caregiver, or
experienced and ready to consider additional help, this class is for you! Join us for an overview of the options available for dementia care including in-home assistance, community services, and residential care.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Research suggests that there are lifestyle habits that you can adopt to maintain or even improve your health as you age. Join us to learn more about these strategies: physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement. By adopting some simple changes, you can help keep your body and brain healthy, and potentially reduce your risk of cognitive decline.

Staying Safe and Maintaining Independence at Home
Home safety is an important consideration as a person with dementia’s abilities change. This class provides practical tips on reducing the risk of injury, fall prevention, medication safety, and reducing the risk of wandering.

The Latest in Alzheimer's Research
As the impact of Alzheimer’s disease increases, efforts to find effective
methods for prevention, treatment, and cure are gaining momentum. Learn about the latest in Alzheimer’s research, and information about clinical trials.

Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Some of the greatest challenges in caring for someone with dementia are the personality and behavior changes that can occur. Caregivers will learn about the common triggers for difficult behaviors, strategies for responding, and techniques for self-care.

Talking to Kids About Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease impacts every member of the family, including kids and teens. This class provides tips on how to talk with children of every age about dementia, help them stay connected to their loved one, and support them through the changes they are experiencing. (Not recommended for children.)

Behind the Wheel: Cognitive Decline and Driving
Dementia causes memory and visual changes that impact an individual’s ability to drive safely, but the “rules of the road” when it comes to cognitive decline and driving can be confusing. Participants in this class will learn about methods for evaluating driver safety, transportation resources, and tips for having difficult family conversations about driving.


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.