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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!

Featured Program:
Conversations about Dementia: Tips to Help with Family Conversations

This free workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members on very important (and notoriously difficult) issues deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Ridgeland
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jasper County Library
451 E. Wilson St.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer’s Association, 843-571-2641.



22nd Annual Educational Symposium in Columbia

Friday, August 15, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Conference Center
I-26 @ Piney Grove Rd
169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia SC

$65 Professionals need CEUs, $25 all other registrants, No charge for students. 


Featured Speakers & Topics: 

Dr. Lotta Granholm-Bentley
Aging and Neurological Disorders: Causes and Prevention

Marianne Frederick, RPT, MHSA
The ABC’s of Caregiver Stress: Attitude, Behaviors, and Connections

This day of education is designed to educate and support both caregivers and healthcare professionals.  Join us to gain the knowledge, resources and confidence to provide the best care possible.  Click here to view brochure

Questions? Please call the Alzheimer's Association at 803-791-3430..



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 free program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Lancaster
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Mackey Family Practice, Education Room
1025 Meeting St, Suite 200
Lancaster, SC
Please pre-register by 8/8: 800-272-3900 or

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Mt. Pleasant
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Somerby of Mt. Pleasant
3100 Tradition Circle, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Call the Alzheimer's Association to register: 843-571-2641.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -Pawleys Island
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation Building
8263 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC
For more information: 843-213-1516.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Darlington
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Darlington Library
204 North Main Street, Darlington
Please pr
e-register by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Area office, 803-791-3430.



13th Annual Alzheimer's Education Conference in Charleston

Friday, September 12, 2014
Trident Technical College Conference Center
Building 920, Main Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406


Keynote Speaker:  Keith Fargo, PhD
Director of Scientific Programs & Outreach, Medical & Scientific Relations Department,
Alzheimer’s Association National Office

Guest Speaker:  Jacobo Mintzer, MD, MBA
Executive Director, Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute,
Roper St. Francis Healthcare

View conference brochure

For more information, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 843-571-2641.



Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's times to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This free, interactive workshop features video clips from the perspective of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - Winnsboro
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fairfield County Council on Aging
210 E Washington St, Winnsboro, SC
Please pre-register by 9/17: 800-272-3900 or

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Bluffton
1100 AM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Bloom at Bluffton
800 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC  29910
Call the Alzheimer's Association to register: 843-571-2641.



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