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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.966.3306.