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To request a program in your community: 
Please email or call 800-272-3900.
Family caregivers: If you need an in-home care sitter in order to attend any of these programs, learn how to access this service at no cost by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at least two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900.
Prefer to learn online? Most of the workshops below are also available as free e-learning courses. Check them out!


The Memory Café Presents: Pocket Full of Posies

Thursday, November 12, 2015
2:00-3:00 PM
Upcountry History Museum
540 Buncombe St, Greenville

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind group for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment or early-stage dementia! Click here for this month's flyer.


Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mary Black Health System, Hugh R. Black Pavilion, Oak Room 
1650 Skylyn Dr, Spartanburg 
Please RSVP by 11/16 to Dori Burgess: 800-272-3900 or


Dear Clueless: A Daughter's Journey through Caregiving

November 17, 2015
6:00 PM
Thrive Assisted Living & Memory Care
715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer

Sandra Savell will share her story as caregiver for her mother and how it inspired her to write this book for you. Dear Clueless will be available for purchase for $14.95. Author Autograph session will be held after presentation. Please reserve your seat today by calling 864-469-0409 due to limited seating.  The Alzheimer's Association will also be on hand with information and resources.


"Aging Well" Caregiver Conference

Friday, November 20, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Registration begins at 7:45 AM
The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center 
424 Westfield Street, Greenville

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Learn about the importance of clinical studies and about studies going on in your backyard! 

You'll hear from an esteemed panel with St. Francis Hospital System on how to put healthy aging habits into your everyday life, local service providers on how to avoid probate court, how get your financial ducks in a row and the benefits of home-care and hospice. You'll also learn first-hand, from individuals living with early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. as well as a shuttle to escort attendees from the parking lot to the Kroc Center.

Registration is $10 for family caregivers and the general public, and $30 for professionals in healthcare industry.

Online registration now openFor full agenda, download the brochure.

To learn more, contact Jamie Guay, Program Director, at 800-272-3900 or


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:00-7:15 PM
Landrum Library 
111 Asbury Dr, Landrum
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Please to Dori Burgess: 800-272-3900 or


Caring for the Caregiver: Anderson

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
TriCountry Technical College, Anderson Campus
511 Michelin Blvd, Anderson, SC

Please join us for a day of education, resources and support especially for caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Click here to learn more or RSVP.


Healthy Aging Forum: A Focus on Brain Health

December 9, 2015
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library
The Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room

The forum is hosted by the South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network and Network partners working to advance the public health research and translation agenda for cognitive health and healthy aging. Click here to learn more & register


Caring for the Caregiver: Florence

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology
1951 Pisgah Road, Florence, SC

Please join us for a day of education, resources and support especially for caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Click here to learn more or RSVP.



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