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To request a program in your community: 
Please email alzsc@alz.org 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!

 

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, August 27, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Union County Council on Aging 
237 N. Gadberry St, Union 
Please RSVP by 8/25 to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org.   
     
 

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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 8/26 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hospice Care of South Carolina 
179 Columbia St, Chester 
Please RSVP to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org .

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 9/7 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.

 

14TH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP
"PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER"

Friday, September 11, 2015
Charleston Educational Workshop

Trident Technical College Conference Center 
Rivers Avenue North Charleston

View full details and learn how to register.

For more info, contact Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641.

 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 PM
White Oak Estates Assisted Living-Dining Room
400 Webber Rd, Spartanburg
To RSVP, contact Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Early Stage Caregivers

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Tuesdays, September 15, 22, and 29, 2015
Benton House, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, SC.
All sessions are 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP 1 week ahead to Cawana Tisdale: ctisdale@alz.org or 800-272-3900.

 

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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Program also includes "Building Your Care Team"
with Valerie Gonzalez from The Waccamaw Family Caregiver Program

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Frances P. Bunnelle Center 
8263B Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island 
Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP by 9/23 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Kingstree Library 
215 North Jackson, Kingstree 
Refreshments provided. Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Keowee Place,
475 Rochester Hwy, Seneca
Please RSVP by 10/27 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  
Refreshments and food will be provided.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Wednesdays, October 14, 21, and 28, 2015
Benton House, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, SC.
All sessions are 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP 1 week ahead to Cawana Tisdale: ctisdale@alz.org or 800-272-3900.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Late-Stage Caregivers

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this 2-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Mondays, November 2 and 9, 2015
Benton House, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, SC.
All sessions are 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP 1 week ahead to Cawana Tisdale: ctisdale@alz.org or 800-272-3900.

 

 

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