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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! 


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 delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Wednesday, May 17, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimers' Association - Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 5/16 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org

Thursday, May 18, 3:30-4:30 PM
Presbyterian Communities of SC 
801 Musgrove St, Clinton
Please RSVP by 5/17 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Waterford at Dillon Pointe 
104 Dillon Dr, Spartanburg 
Please RSVP by 5/22 to Dori Burgess: 1-800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org

Thursday, May 25, 10:00-11:00 AM
Richland County Library, North Main Branch 
5306 North Main Street Columbia 29203  
Please RSVP by 5/24 to Elizabeth Brantley at 1-800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org
Light Refreshments Provided 


Newberry Caregiver Conference

Friday, May 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Newberry College, Center for Teacher Education
Gnann Conference Room
121 Speers St, Newberry, SC

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association for a free educational conference for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, professionals, or others who have an interest in caregiving.

Keynote Speaker: Dorree Lynn, PhD
Nationally respected expert, psychotherapist, consultant, “sexpert”, and author of When The Man You Love Is Ill: Doing the Best for Your Partner Without Losing Yourself and other books

MORNING KEYNOTE TOPIC: Taking Care of the Caregiver
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE TOPIC: Keeping Intimacy Alive

Additional speakers & topics:

Cristy DeGregory, PhD, RN, Gerontologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, USC College of Nursing
Taking Care of the Caregiver:
Discovering & Growing your Strength

J. Sam Wiley, Jr., CIRS-AD
VP of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Complimentary sitter service is available to help family caregivers of someone with dementia to attend.
To learn more or request an application, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at least 2 weeks in advance: 800-272-3900.

Free to attend. Lunch provided. Registration is required by May 17.

Click here to register online. You may also register offline by calling 800-272-3900 or mailing in an offline registration form.


Free Film Screening: Of Mind and Music
Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Cruz returns home from a business trip and in his absence his mother has succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. As he decides to take some time off of work and reconnect with his love for music he shared with his mother, he hears the voice of Una Vida. After repeat visits to hear her sing, he realizes that she is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cruz seeks out Una Vida's long lost son in hopes to finally give her some resolution to her grief.

Monday, May 22, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Partners in Primary Care 
805 W. Wadehampton Blvd, Greer 
Please RSVP by 5/19 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


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, May 30, 7:00-8:00 PM
Salvation Army 
119 S. Charlotte Ave, Rock Hill 
RSVP by 5/26 to Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 or dburgess@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. 

Friday, June 1, 2:00-4:00 PM
Open Arms Hospice  
1836 W. Georgia Rd, Simpsonville 
RSVP by 5/31 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Saturday, June 3, 1:00-2:30 PM
Cleveland Chapel Baptist Church 
494 Oaktree Rd, Spartanburg 
Please RSVP by 6/2 to Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association Office
140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia
Please RSVP by 6/12 to 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org.

Tuesday, June 13, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch and learn - FREE lunch will be provided

Autumn Leaves Assisted Living 
352 Pelham Rd, Greenville
Seating is limited; must RSVP by 6/9 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.

Wednesday, June 14, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Alzheimers' Association - Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 6/13 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.

Thursday, June 22, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Presbyterian Community of SC  
801 Musgrove St, Clinton 
Seating is limited; you must RSVP by 6/21 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.

Thursday, June 22, 6:30-7:30 PM
Myrtle Beach Manor, dining room
9547 Highway 17 N, Myrtle Beach 
RSVP by 6/20 by calling 1-800-272-3900  

Friday, June 23, 10:00-11:00 AM
Richland County Library, North Main Branch
5306 North Main Street Columbia 29203 
Please RSVP by 6/22 to Elizabeth Brantley at 1-800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org.
Light Refreshments Provided

Tuesday, June 27, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch and learn - FREE lunch provided
Spring Park Assisted Living 
925 N. Main St, Travelers Rest 
Seating is limited; you must RSVP by 6/23 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.


Effective Communications 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, June 8, 6:30-7:30 PM
Myrtle Beach Manor, dining room
9547 Highway 17 N, Myrtle Beach 
RSVP by 6/6 by calling 1-800-272-3900  


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, June 13, 7:00-8:00 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church 
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer 29650   
RSVP by 6/12 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


Film Screening of "His Neighbor Phil"
Join us for a free screening of this film about love, devotion, and Alzheimer's.

Thursday, June 15, 2:00-5:00 PM
Open Arms Hospice 
1836 W. Georgia Rd, Simpsonville
RSVP by 6/14 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@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, June 20, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch and learn - FREE Lunch provided

Greenville Place
2006 Pelham Rd, Greenville
Seating is limited; you must RSVP by 6/16 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.

Friday, June 23, 1:30-2:30 PM
Partners in Primary Care 
3516 Highway 153, Greenville
Please RSVP by 6/22 Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org
Refreshments provided.


 

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