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The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place on specific dates for the California Southland area, please look under each topic.

To stay updated on education programs in California Southland, please sign up here.


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 10:00am-11:00am
Pacific Clinics, 66 Hurlbut St., 2nd Flr., Pasadena, CA 91105
RSVP Details: Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Martes, 17 de Enero, 2017/Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Kaiser Panorama City, 13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
Inscríbase por teléfono al 800.272.3900 o por internet.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Home Care Services Santa Clarita, 23340 Cinema Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Kaiser Panorama City, 13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10:00am-11:00am
Pacific Clinics, 66 Hurlbut St., 2nd Flr., Pasadena, CA 91105
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Home Care Services Santa Clarita, 23340 Cinema Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:00pm-4:00pm
San Dimas Library, 145 N. Walnut Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or by email at vagomez@alz.org.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
Learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Home Care Services Santa Clarita, 23340 Cinema Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or by email at vagomez@alz.org.

Honoring the Person, Promises and Practices*
Learn about practical tips for caring for your loved one at home or in a residential community while fostering choices, dignity and respect. Discover practical tools to incorporate their unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and every-day needs into each day.


Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this interactive two-part program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place, and how to access resources near you.


Effective Communication Strategies
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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6pm-7:30pm
Home Care Services Santa Clarita, 23340 Cinema Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Teleconference
This is a free education program provided over the telephone; registration required by Thursday, Dec. 15 to receive dial-in instructions. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900. 

Martes/Tuesday, 28 de Febrero/February 28, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Kaiser Panorama City, 13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
Inscríbase por teléfono al 800.272.3900 o por internet.


Friday, Dec. 16, 1-2:30 p.m.
Lifting your Spirits: Caregiver Self-Assessment*
Caring for a person with dementia can be one of the most stressful things we will ever do. Stress can take its toll. Learn strategies on how to successfully manage the caregiving and provide a good quality of life for yourself and the person you are caring for.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Learn to about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Joslyn Community Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
RSVP Details: Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6pm-7:30pm
Home Care Services Santa Clarita, 23340 Cinema Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
RSVP Details: Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Teleconference
This is a free education program provided over the telephone; registration required by Tuesday, January 24 to receive dial-in instructions.  Sign up by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6pm-7:30pm
Home Care Services Santa Clarita, 23340 Cinema Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
RSVP Details: Register by phone at 800.272.3900 or online.


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 three-part 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.


Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn how to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.


Help & Hope in Alzheimer's Science and Care
In recent years we have entered a period of tremendous advances in Alzheimer's research, encompassing genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's, imaging studies to identify Alzheimer's in the living brain, blood tests and other biomarkers that may one day be used to diagnose Alzheimer's, how our lifestyle influences our risk of Alzheimer's as we age, and more.


Lo básico: lapérdida de memoria, la demencia y la enfermedad de alzheimer
La enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias relacionadas no son una parte normal del envejecimiento.  Lo Básico: La Pérdida de Memoria, La Demencia y La Enfermedad de Alzheimer es un taller presentado por la Alzheimer’s Association, para todos los que quieran saber más acerca del Alzheimer y otras demencias relacionadas.

Martes, 31 de Enero, 2017/Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Kaiser Panorama City, 13652 Cantara St., Panorama City, CA 91402, Medical Office 2/Area 153
Details:Inscríbase por teléfono al 800.272.3900 o por internet.

Basics of Alzheimer's and Dementia for LGBT Care Partners
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This webinar provides an overview about dementia and LGBT caregiving concerns. The featured speaker is David Troxel.


Compassionate Communication: Connecting with a Person with Alzheimer’s
Communication is more than the ability to exchange words—it is the ability to connect with someone. This program will provide strategies on improving overall communication skills in connecting with memory-impaired individuals.


 

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