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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!


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Wednesday, February 10, 10 - 11:30 AM
Brookdale Cleveland Park
12 Boyce Ave, Greenville
Please RSVP by 2/9 to Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org.  


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.

Wednesday, February 10, 3-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 2/9 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, February 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 2/15 to Sheila Lewis at 1-800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, February 17, 1 PM - 3 PM
This workshop will also feature information about building your care team,
presented by Valerie Gonzalez of the Waccamaw Area Agency on Aging.

Waccamaw Library, 41 St. Paul Pl, Pawleys Island 
To learn more or RSVP, please contact Natalie Bankowski at nbankowski@alz.org or 843-213-1516.

Wednesday, February 17, 2-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
RSVP by 2/15 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Tuesday, February 23, 6 PM - 7:15 PM
Landrum Library, 111 Asbury Dr, Landrum
Refreshments will be provided. RSVP requested to Dori Burgess, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org.

Thursday, February 25, 12PM - 1PM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 2/24 to Elizabeth Brantley at 803-791-3430 or ebrantley@alz.org.  
Bring your lunch and come learn with us!

Wednesday, March 16, 10-11:30 AM
Brookdale Cleveland Park, 12 Boyce Ave, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 3/15 to Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org


Dealing with Denial
Monday, February 15, 11 AM - 12 PM
Dillon County on Aging, 205 E Main St, Dillon 
To learn more, contact Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.


Caregiving Forum, presented by AARP and City of Myrtle Beach Seniors Advisory Committee
Tuesday, February 16, 10 AM - 12 PM
Train Depot, 851 Broadway St, Myrtle Beach

Are you providing care for an elderly relative or friend? Want to learn more about senior issues? Attend and learn indispensable caregiving information from the professionals. Representatives from Regency Hospice, Waccamaw Regional Council of Government and the Alzheimer's Association will be on hand to discuss your caregiving concerns.

Questions? Contact 843-918-1014 or info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.
 


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.

Tuesday, February 23, 10 AM - 11 AM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
RSVP requested by 2/19 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Tuesday, March 1, 10 AM - 11 AM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
RSVP requested by 2/29 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


Living with Alzheimer's: Middle Stage 
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are out there? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. In the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for the 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.

Part One: Discussion of symptoms and care needs & relationship changes
Part Two: Discussion of behavioral symptoms, wandering and keeping the person safe. We will also talk about planning and asking for help, and informal care options.
Part Three: Explore finding, engaging and monitoring home care assistance. We will look at planning for future care provisions in the late stages, handling behavior issues, medication management and coping as a caregiver.

Greenville series: 
First 3 Wednesdays in March, 10AM - 11AM. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Haven, 355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville
Wednesday, March 2: Part One
Wednesday, March 9: Part Two
Wednesday, March 16: Part Three
Please RSVP one day in advance to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.

Columbia series: 
March 22, 29 and April 5, 5:30PM - 6:30 PM.
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia
Tuesday, March 22: Part One
Tuesday, March 29: Part Two
Tuesday, April 5: Part Three
Please RSVP one day in advance to Sheila Lewis at 1-800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org.


Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
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? This program provides 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. 

Tuesday, March 8, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
Free lunch provided! RSVP required by 3/7 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


Conversations With Dementia
This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.

Wednesday, March 9, 3-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 3/8 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.

Tuesday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia
Please RSVP by 3/14 to Sheila Lewis at 1-800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org.

Wednesday, March 16, 2-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130 Charleston
Seating limited. Please RSVP by 3/14 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.

Thursday, March 17, 5:30-7 PM PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130 Charleston
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 3/16 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.


Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us to hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Tuesday, March 15, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
Free lunch provided! RSVP required by 3/14 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this program you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Tuesday, March 22, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
Free lunch provided! RSVP required by 3/21 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


The Basics 
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. 

Wednesday, April 13, 3-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 4/12 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, April 19, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia
Please RSVP by 4/18 to Sheila Lewis at 1-800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, April 20, 10-11:30 AM
Brookdale Cleveland Park, 12 Boyce Ave, Greenville 
Pleaser RSVP by 4/19 to Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org

Wednesday, April 20, 2-3 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by 4/18 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, April 21, 5:30-7 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 4/19 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


Effective Communication Strategies
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, April 14, 10 AM - 11 AM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
RSVP requested by 4/13 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. J. Chris Brown, Attorney with Babb & Brown will be also present on Legal Matters. Topics covered will include:

  • Making legal plans that fit your needs
  • Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
  • How to find legal and financial assistance
  • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
  • Tax deductions and credits
  • Government programs that can help pay for care

Tuesday, April 19, 10AM - 12PM
The Haven, 355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 4/18 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org
Light refreshments will be provided.


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.

Thursday, April 21, 10 AM - 11 AM
Thrive at Greer, 715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
RSVP requested by 4/20 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.


Effective Communications 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, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Wednesday, May 11, 3-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 5/10 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, May 17, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 5/16 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, June 15, 10-11:30 AM
Brookdale Cleveland Park, 12 Boyce Ave, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 6/13 to Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.  

Wednesday, May 18, 10-11:30 AM
Brookdale Cleveland Park, 12 Boyce Ave, Greenville 
Please RSVP to Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or tcarter@alz.org

Wednesday, May 18, 2-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 5/16 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, May 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 5/17 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research 
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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

Wednesday, June 8, 3-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 6/7 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  

Tuesday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 6/20 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org


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, July 19, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 7/18 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, July 20, 2-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 7/18 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, July 21, 5:30-7:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 7/19 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


  Conversations With Dementia
This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.

Tuesday, August 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 8/15 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, August 17, 2-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 8/15 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, August 18, 5:30-7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 8/16 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


  The Basics 
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. 

Tuesday, September 20, 10:30-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 210, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 9/19 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, September 21, 2-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 9/19 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 9/20 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org


  Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 10/17 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 10/18 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org
 


 

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