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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!
 

Navigating the Journey of Alzheimer's and Dementia

An education series offered in Greenville and Anderson -- see details below.

Greenville series - offered every Wednesday in April, 10:00- 11:00 AM!

1. Know the 10 Signs (April 8)
2. The Basics of Alzheimer's (April 15)
3. Effective Communication (April 22)
4. Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (April 29)

This series is hosted at The Haven, located at 355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville.
Questions?  Contact Amy Robinson at 864-467-0031 or arobinson@5sqc.com.

Anderson series - offered every Thursday in April, 2:30 - 4:00 PM!

1. Know the 10 Signs (April 9)
2. The Basics of Alzheimer's (April 16)
3. Effective Communication (April 23)
4. Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (April 30)" "Refreshments will be served!

This series is hosted at The Garden House, 201 Edgebrook Drive, Anderson.
Questions?  Contact Kathleen Guilbault at 864-964-5668  or director@gardenhouseanderson.com.

 

Dementia Conversations: Driving , Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 
10:00-11:00 AM
Heritage Hall at Westminster Towers 
1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill
Please RSVP by April 6th by calling 800-272-3900.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
Please RSVP to Tanya Carter at 864-250-0029 or tcarter@alz.org

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Mt.Zion Baptist Church
365 Parkersville Road, Pawleys Island
Questions? Contact Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM, light refreshments provided
Charleston Co. Library - Otranto Rd. Branch Auditorium
2261 Otranto Rd. North Charleston 29406
Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.  

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
10:30-12:00 PM
Kingstree Senior Center 
484 Nelson Blvd, Kingstree 
For more info contact Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
10:00-11:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@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, April 14, 2015  
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association 
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston
Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Tuesday, April 14, 2015  
6:00-7:00 PM
Kingstree Library 
215 North Jackson, Kingstree 
Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church 
201 S. Church Street, Union
Presented by Alzheimer's Association, SC Chapter, a United Way of the Piedmont Partner.   
Please RSVP by May 1st to 800-272-3900.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Thursday, May 14, 2015  
6:00-7:00 PM
Kingstree Library 
215 North Jackson, Kingstree 
Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Kingstree Senior Center 
484 Nelson Blvd, Kingstree 
Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, light refreshments provided
Dorchester County Library - St. George Branch 
506 N. Parler Ave, St. George 
Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
2:30-4:30 PM, light refreshments provided
Dorchester County Library 
76 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville
Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

Effective Communication 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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

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.

Monday, May 18, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Belvedere Commons
515 Benton St, Seneca
For more info, contact
Cathy Lark at 864-888-4114.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@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.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 PM
United Way of the Piedmont Partnership Center 
405 N. Logan Street, Gaffney 
Parking available in rear of building and across the street. 
Please RSVP by June 1st to 800-272-3900. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, light refreshments provided
Harrison Peeples Health Care Center, Conference Room 
1000 Pine St, Varnville 29944  
Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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, June 16, 2015
12:00-1:30 PM - Free Lunch-N-Learn - lunch provided!
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Thursday, June 25, 2015
10:00-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

Dementia Conversations: Driving , Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2:00 -3:30 PM
Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Conference Room 102
US Hwy 321 Bypass North, Winnsboro 
Please RSVP by July 9th to 800-272-3900.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:30-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@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, August 4, 2015 
4:00-5:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

 

22nd Annual Educational Symposium - Columbia

Friday, August 21, 2015
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
William Yates Conference Center (SC Hospitality Association)
1000 Center Point Road, Columbia

Morning Keynote Speaker: Dean Hartley, Ph.D. Director of Science Initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL.
Topic Discussion: Latest Developments in Alzheimer’s Research

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT, Executive Director of Balfour Cherrywood Village, Boulder, CO
Topic Discussions:  Communication that Works & Best Practices for Understanding Behaviors

$65 Professionals seeking CEUs; $25 for all others. Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

 

7th Annual Alzheimer’s Conference
for physicians and other health care professionals who manage a geriatric patient population

Saturday, August 22, 2015
William Yates Conference Center (SC Hospitality Association)
1000 Center Point Road, Columbia

Jointly sponsored with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization (CME Organization)

Registration Fee: $75. More details coming soon. For more information, call 803-791-3430.

 

Effective Communication 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, August 26, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

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.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, September 11, 2015
Charleston Educational Workshop

Trident Technical College Conference Center 
Rivers Avenue North Charleston
Details coming soon! For more info, contact Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641.

 

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, September 15, 2015
10: 30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Area Office (1st floor conference room)
140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia
Please call to pre-register: 800-272-3900.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Frances P. Bunnelle Center 
8263B Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island 
Please RSVP to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:00-11:30 AM
Alzheimer's Association
2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, Charleston
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or ctisdale@alz.org

 

 

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