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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.
 


Featured Program: 
Conversations About Dementia

This free workshop offers concrete suggestions for addressing challenging care issues such as convincing a family member to go to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making necessary legal and financial plans for future care needs. Participants will leave with a list of talking points and suggestions to help them have these challenging conversations and create well-functioning family care teams.

Thursday, April 17, 2014  - Newberry - CANCELLED
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Newberry County Library 
1100 Friends Street, Newberry
Please call to pre-register:  Alzheimer’s Association, 803-791-3430.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  - Greenville
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Earle Street Baptist
225 West Earle Street, Greenville, SC
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer's Association, 864-250-0029.

Thursday, April 24, 2014  - Greenville
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Cascades
Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer's Association, 864-250-0029.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 
11:00 AM - 1:00PM
The Harrison Peeples Health Care Center
1000 Pine St, Varnville, SC 
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer’s Association, 843-571-2641.

April 30, 2014  - Spartanburg
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Summit Hills Retirement Community - Senate Lounge
100 Summit Hills Dr, Spartanburg, SC
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer's Association, 864-542-9998.

Thursday, May 8, 2014  - Clinton
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Senior Options
512 Professional Park Road, Clinton, SC
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer's Association, 864-250-0029.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - York
1:30 – 3:00 PM
York Public Library
21 East Liberty Street, York, SC
Please RSVP by 5/5/14: 864-542-9998 or jill.smith@alz.org.


 

 

Approaching Alzheimer’s: Make Your First Response the Right Response

Thursday, April 24, 2014 
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Columbia Police Department 
1511 Taylor Street, Columbia

Please join us for an important training program designed for law enforcement officers, paramedics, fire fighters, disaster relief personnel and other first responders. This training program was developed in conjunction with the first-responder community in order to help make first responders’ jobs easier, keep them safer and give them strategies for working with and dealing with people in the community who have Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Subjects covered include:
» Wandering.
» Driving, shoplifting and firearms.
» Abuse and neglect.
» Disaster response.

To pre-register for this free event, contact Jimmi Dirnbauer at 803-545-4147. 

 


Featured Program: 
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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Florence
3:00 PM
Methodist Manor, 2100 Twin Church Rd
Florence, SC
Please call to pre-register: (843) 664-0700.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - Socastee
7:00 PM
United Methodist Church, 5575 Dick Pond Rd
Socastee, SC
Please call to pre-register: (843) 650-3373.

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Pawley's Island
5:00 PM
Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church
85 Baskerville Drive, Pawley's Island, SC
Please call to pre-register: (843) 237-3459.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Florence
1:00 PM 
Leatherman Senior Center
600 Senior Way, Florence
Please call to pre-register: (843) 669-6761.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Greenwood
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Road
Greenwood, SC

Please call to pre-register:  Alzheimer’s Association, 864-250-0029.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Columbia
10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library
1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia
Please call to pre-register:  Alzheimer’s Association, 803-791-3430.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Hilton Head - Details coming soon!

 

 

 

The 26th Annual Upstate Alzheimer's Education Conference

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

Featured speaker: Ellen Belk, President, Keep in Mind, Inc.
"In the Moment; Understanding, Caring & Communicating as a Dementia Care Partner"

Other topics to include legal planning, Q&A with local doctors, and community resources for caregivers.

Please save the date!  More information coming soon.  For more information, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 864-250-0029 or 864-542-9998.

 

 

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

Thursday, June 19, 2014
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sumter County Library
111 North Harvin Street, Sumter

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.

 

 

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 about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.

Tuesday, July 15,  2014
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Aiken County Library
314 Chesterfield Street, S. Aiken
Please call to pre-register: Alzheimer’s Association, 803-791-3430.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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
169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia SC

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

Please save the date!  More information coming soon.  For more information, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 803-791-3430..

 

 

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

Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Darlington Library
204 North Main Street, Darlington

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.

To pre-register for this free event, contact 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

Please save the date!  More information coming soon.  For more information, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 843-571-2641.

 

 

 


 


 

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