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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: 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 3-part 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. 

Wednesday, May 4, 11, & 18 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Comfort Keepers, 945 East Main St, Ste. 5, Spartanburg 
This is the first in a three part training series.  
Please RSVP by 5/3 to Dori Burgess: 800-272-3900 or dburgess@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


Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. In this program, you will hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.

Thursday, May 19, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Midlands Office 
140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210 (Atrium at Stoneridge)
Please RSVP by 5/18 to Elizabeth Brantley: 1-800-272-3900 ebrantley@alz.org.  
Refreshments will be provided.


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.

Tuesday, May 10, 10:30-11:30 AM
The Clinton Presbyterian Community, 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton 
Please RSVP by 5/9 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.  

Tuesday, May 24, 10:30-11:30 AM
Center Street Cafe', 201 Center Street, Abbeville 
For more information, contact Dianne Hilley at 864-366-9666.  

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


Your Health, a free education conference especially for the African American community!

July 22, 2016 - Orangeburg
Learn more & RSVP

Growing evidence suggests that African Americans may be at higher risk to develop Alzheimer’s and stroke-related dementia due to higher incidence of developing vascular disease (including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol). Come learn about how heart health impacts brain health, healthy aging and more!


Dementia Conversations
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, August 10, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 8/9: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.

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.   Wednesday, September 14, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 9/13: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

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


Caregiver Wellness & Info Expo
Save the Date: Friday, November 4

For more information on this upcoming Charleston area event, please call 843-571-2641.


 

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