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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.




 




       
 




Education Class Descriptions:

The Basics:  An Orientation to Dementia & Memory Loss
A class designed specifically for families and caregivers who are new to living with 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, October 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


  • Thursday, November 5, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Grossmont Health Care District
    9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
    Register Today!

 

  • Thursday, November 6, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


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


  • Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mottino Family YMCA
    4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
    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, November 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    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, October 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


  • Thursday, October 16, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Rancho Santa Fe Library
    17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    Register Today!

  • Monday, November 10, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Vista Library - Hosted by Vista Gardens
    700 Eucalyptus Avenue, CA 92084
    Register Today!


  • Tuesday, December 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    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, September 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


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


  • Thursday, November 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


  • Thursday, December 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 getting a diagnosis.

  • 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!


  • Wednesday, October 8, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Mottino Family YMCA
    4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
    Register Today!


  • Monday, October 27, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Tierrasanta Village
    5275 Rimpark Lane, San Diego, CA 92124
    Register Today!


  • Thursday, October 30, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Carlsbad City Library - Dove Library
    1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
    Register Today!


  • Monday, November 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Temple Adat Shalom
    15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92054

  • Tuesday, December 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Serving Seniors
    525 14th Street, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101
    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, October 7, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today
  • Tuesday, November 4, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today
  • Tuesday, December 2 , 4:00 PM - 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.
  • Tuesday September 30, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today

Living with Alzheimer’s in the Middle Stage
This class will assist caregivers and families with helpful strategies for providing safe and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. (Not recommended for persons with dementia.)


  • Thursday, September 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

  • Thursday, October 9, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today

  • Thursday, December 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 stage of Alzheimer’s disease, explore options for care and learn how nurture the relationship with your loved one in new ways. (Not recommended for persons with dementia.)

  • Thursday, November 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

Options For The Family Caregiver: Is It Time For More Help?
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult thing to do alone.  Many find that seeking additional assistance is a big help. Learn about care options including: residential, day and respite care, as well as other community resources.

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


  • Thursday, October 23, 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.

  • Tuesday, October 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Tierrasanta Village
    5275 Rimpark Lane, San Diego, CA 92124
    Register Today!

  • Friday, October 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Norman Park Senior Center
    270 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Register Today!

  • Friday, November 14, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    San Luis Rey United Methodist Church
    5570 Old Ranch Road, Oceanside, CA 92057
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, November 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Temple Solel
    3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007
    Register Today!

  • Tuesday, November 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Peninsula Family YMCA
    4390 Valeta Street, San Diego, CA 92107
    Register Today!

  •  Friday, December 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Herrick Community Health Library
    9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942

  • Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Carlsbad City Library - Dove Library
    1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
    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, October 28, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!


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

Caring For Yourself with Reiki
Learn and experience the basics of Reiki - a traditional Japanese healing method for relaxation and stress reduction - and how to use it on yourself and others.

  • Monday, October 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Alzheimer's Association
    6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA  92111
    Register Today!

The Latest in Alzheimer's Research
Learn about the latest in Alzheimer’s research happening locally and across the Country. Participants will also learn about clinical trials, and how they can help advance critical research for a cure.

  • Thursday, November 13, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Rancho Santa Fe Library
    17040 Avenida De Acacias, RSF, CA
    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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