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Our educational offerings provide multiple opportunities year-round on topics like detection, caregiving, hospice care and more. Click here to search for educational programs taking place near you in our calendar, or see the listing below: 
 

Educational Offerings

January 2019- February 2019

 

Benton County

Know The Ten Signs:
Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 1:30pm-3:30pm. Classes held at Kadlec Healthplex Sycamore Room
1286 Lee Blvd Richland, WA 99352      
For more information and to assure a seat, call KNRC at 509.943.8455 or Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at 509.713.3390

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 1:30-3:30 p.m. Classes held at Kadlec Healthplex Sycamore Room
1286 Lee Blvd Richland, WA 99352                 
For more information and to assure a seat, call KNRC at 509.943.8455 or Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at 509.713.3390
 
 

Douglas County

Legal and Financial Planning:
Tuesday Jan. 29 1:30-3:30 pm. Classes held at Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington
50 Simon St. SE East Wenatchee, WA 98802
For more information and to assure a seat call Pam Dragoo at AACCW at 1.800.572.4459 ext. 229 or Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at 509.713.3390
 

Grant County

Legal and Financial Planning:
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Samaritan Hospital Room 405
801 E. Wheeler Road Moses Lake, WA 98837
For more information and to assure a seat, call Pam Draggoo at AACCW
1.800.572.4459 Ext. 229 or Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at 509.713.3390
 
 

King County

Know the Ten Warning Signs:
Thursday Jan. 10 2:00p.m-3:30p.m Bellevue YMCA
14230 Bel Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
You can register via www.overlakehospital.org/classes-and-events.
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Thursday Feb. 14 2:00p.m-3:30p.m Bellevue YMCA
14230 Bel Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
You can register via www.overlakehospital.org/classes-and-events.
 

Kootenai County

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body:
Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. Hayden Public Library.8385 N. Government Way, Hayden ID, 83835. Call 1.800.272.3900 to register.

Dementia Conversations
Tuesday Feb. 5 2019 1:30-3:00 p.m. Lake City Center 1916 N. Lakewood Drive Couer d’ Alene, ID 83814
Walk in welcome, but if you want to register please call 1.800.272.3900

 

Snohomish County

Effective Communication Strategies:
Thursday Jan. 24, 2019 10:30-12:00 p.m., Stillaguamish Senior Center
18308 Smokey Point, Blvd, Arlington, WA, 98223
Registration is not required, but if you would like to register or get more information, please call 1.800.272.3900.
 
Healthy Living for the Brain and Body:
Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lake Stevens Library (hosted at the Lake Stevens School District Education Services Center) 12309 22nd St NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Registration is not required, but if you would like to register or get more information, please call 1.800.272.3900.
 
Learn About Your Chapter Programs and Services:
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 1:00-2:30p.m., Northshore Senior Center
10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell, WA 98011
Registration is not required, but if you would like to register or get more information, please call 1.800.272.3900
 
Learn About Your Chapter Programs and Services:
Monday Feb. 4, 2019 1:00-2:30p.m., Peter Kirk Senior Center
352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Registration is not required, but if you would like to register or get more information, please call 1.800.272.3900.
 
 

Spokane County

Staying Connected:
Jan. 7 2019- Feb. 4, 2019
A small group seminar for people with early stage memory loss and their care partners. The seminar runs for four weeks. 
1403 S. Grand Blvd., lower level conference room Spokane. Registration is required to attend. Please contact PJ Christo at 208.666.2996 or by email pchristo@alz.org

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s:
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 1- 3 p.m.
This one hour program covers topics such as: typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer's, how to approach someone about memory concerns and more. Unitarian Univeralist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224. No reservations neccessary, for more information call 509.456.0456.

Residential Care: Choosing a Home:
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 2- 4 p.m.
This program covers topics such as: when is it time to place my loved one, how much does it cost, how do I find a facility and more. Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA 99205. No reservations required. Contact 509.456.0456 for more info.
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 2:00-4:00p.m. Multicare Valley Hospital
12606 E. Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Contact Joel Loiacono at 509.321.4581 or by email jloiacono@alz.org. DSHS approved Continuing Education Hours (CE’s) are available on request. A $15 processing fee for 1.5 CEs.
 
Effective Communication Strategies:
Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 2:00-4:00p.m. Corbin Senior Activity Center
827 W. Cleveland Ave., Spokane, WA 99205
Contact Joel Loiacono at 509.321.4581 or by email jloiaconon@alz.org. DSHS approved Continuing Education Hours (CE’s) are available on request. A $15 processing fee for 1.5 CEs.
 
 

Yakima County

Know the Ten Warning Signs:
Thursday Jan. 17, 2019 1:30 to 3 p.m. Harman Senior Center 101 N. 65th Ave. Yakima, WA 98908
For more information and to assure a seat, call Lisa Barrett at 509.301.4107 or
Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at  509.713.3390

 

Course Descriptions

 
Effective Communication Strategies:
Improving communication with persons with dementia can lead to a decrease in dementia-related behaviors and distress and to improved quality of life for both care recipient and care partner.  This class will help participants learn to understand and enter the world of the person with dementia and implement techniques for improving communication.  It will also provide a brief overview of dementia basics. 
 
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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.
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.
 
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters:
What is the difference between typical age-related memory changes and Alzheimer’s disease? How do I know if I need to be concerned about myself or a loved one? What steps should I take if I think there might be a problem? This class will answer these questions and more. We will discuss the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, why early detection is important, and how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed. We will also touch briefly on risk factors for Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as the role of genetics in Alzheimer’s disease.
Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.

Learn About Your Chapter Programs and Service:
 In this hour you will hear about the free programs and resources offered by your local chapter, while learning more about dementia

Legal and Financial Planning:
Legal and financial planning, as early in the disease as possible is of paramount importance for those who have dementia and their families.  This class will provide practical information on topics such as making legal plans that fit your needs, important legal documents and what they mean, strategies for making a long term plan of care, how to find legal and financial assistance, government programs that can help pay fror care, and tax deductions and credits. 

Staying Connected: Staying Connected is a free health promotion and social support program developed for individuals experiencing memory loss and a companion/support person. The series is facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter and consists of four weekly 90-minute discussion sessions in which participants learn and collaborate on methods for coping with memory loss, communication, and staying engaged in social and pleasant activities. Upon completion of the program, individuals feel empowered, having been armed with new information and strategies for success.
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Is dementia a normal part of aging? What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? This class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer’s, treatments, and resources. We will also discuss the benefits of early detection.
The one-hour class briefly reviews risk factors, types of dementia, and how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The two-hour class covers these topics in more detail. Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.