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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

Fall/Winter - 2019

Check back often for updated events! 

 



Benton County


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: January 14, 2019 1:30-3:30pm
Kadlec Healthplex, Cedar Room: 1268 Lee Blvd Richland, WA 99352
For more information and to assure a seat, call KNRC at 509.943.4855 or Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at 509.713.3390
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available upon request. There is a $20 processing fee for 2 CE’s for this program.
 

 

King County


Effective Communication Strategies:
December 12th, 2:00-3:30 pm
Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Know the Ten Warning Signs:
January 9th 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Conversations about dementia:
January 11th 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Open Door for the Multicultural Center:24437 Russel Rd Kent, WA # 110 98032
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: January 14th 11:00-12:30
Coal Creek Family YMCA :13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle, WA 98059
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-8—272-3900
 
Conversations about Dementia:
January 27th 1:00-2:30
Wallingford Senior Center: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N # 140, Seattle, WA 98103
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Kitsap County 


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: December 2nd, 2019 10:00-11:30
First Lutheran Community Church: 2483 Mitchell rd., Port Orchard, WA 98366
Reservations are not required, but are recommended.  Please call 1-800-272-3900

 


Kootenai County



Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s:
Tuesday, December, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Hayden Public Library:  8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID  83835
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2 CEUs available for $20 processing fee
RSVPs preferred but Walk-ins welcome:  800 272-3900
For more info phone PJ Christo @ 208 666-2996

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body:  Tuesday, January 7  1-2:30 pm
Lake City Senior Center:  1916 Lakewood Dr., CDA  ID  83814
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RSVPs preferred but Walk-ins welcome:  800 272-3900
For more info phone PJ Christo @ 208 666-2996
 

Nez Perce County


Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s :
December 17, 11:00-1:00 pm
Lewiston Public Library:  411 D St., Lewiston, 83501. Free and open to the public. RSVP's preferred but Walk-ins welcome:

Call: 800 272-3900
Available:  DSHS pre-approved CEUs are $20 for 2 units
For more info phone PJ Christo @ 208 666-2996
 

Pierce County 


Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: December 10th, 1:00-2:30 pm 
Frank Tobey Jones: 5340 N Bristol St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: December 28th, 10:00-11:30 am  
Anderson Island Community Club: 11319 Yoman Road, Anderson Island, WA 98303
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 

Snohomish County

 
Effective Communication Strategies:  December 16th, 2019 1:00-2:30 pm
Peter Kirk Senior Center: 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Registration is not needed, but is recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: 
January 10th, 1:00-2:30pm.
Lynnwood Senior Center: 19000 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036
Registration is not needed, but is recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: January 11th, 11:00-12:00pm. 
Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St, Darrington, WA  98241
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: January 30th 1:00-2:00 pm.
 Monroe Community Senior Center:276 River Pkwy, Monroe, WA, 98272
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended.  Please call 1-800-272-3900

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: January 31st, 1:00-2:00pm.
Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended

 

Spokane County

Coping with Holiday Stress for the Dementia Caregiver:
December 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
South Hill Library: 3324 S. Perry St. Spokane, WA 99203
Please RSVP by calling1- 800-272-3900 or by emailing jloiacono@alz.org. 
 
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior:
December 10th, 1:00-3:00 pm
Shadle Library :2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA 99205  
Presented without charge and open to the public.  Reservations are requested. DSHS-Approved Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for professionals upon request. There is a $40 processing fee for 1,5 CE’s for attending both sessions of this program.  Payable at the end of the 2nd session. Please RSVP by calling 800-272-3900 or by emailing jloiacono@alz.org
 

Thurston County 

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body: January 28th 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
Olympia Senior Center:  222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 

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.