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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!


Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage - A 3-part series

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

November 11, 18, & 25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Bunnelle Center
8263B Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski (843)213-1516.


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

Alzheimer's 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, December 4, 2014 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community
1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360 
This Lunch-n-Learn is free but registration is required by 12/2/2014. To register, contact Chris Price at 864-681-8224 or cprice@scbma.com


Caregiving Through the Holidays

Tuesday, December 9, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Comfort Keepers 
3009 B Church Street, Myrtle Beach

This program will offer tips and suggestions to help lessen the stress during the holidays and how to adjust expectations of yourself and others. Topics include preparing family and visitors about the changes that are taking place, and how to work with them. The same class will be taught during both sessions, and refreshments will be served. To learn more contact Jami Smith at 843-249-9200.


Building Your Care Team & Caregiving Through the Holidays

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Frances P. Bunnelle Center 
8263B Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island 

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org, or call Valerie Gonzalez at 843-436-6144.


Legal and Financial Issues

For people living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in their families, planning for the future needs to be done as early in the disease process as possible.  Learn about what legal and financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to, put plans in place. Attorney Chris Brown with Babb & Brown Law and Van Matthews with Ameriprise Financial will be available for questions and panel discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cascades at Verdae in the Ballroom
10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC

Registration is free but required by 1/16/2015. To register, contact Jamie Guay at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


Take Care of Yourself: A Lunch-n-Learn for Family Caregivers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Street United Methodist Church 
300 N. Main Street, Abbeville 

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by 2/9/15 to Ann Davis 864-366-0097 annjefferies@wctel.net.



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