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The Alzheimer’s Association® offers a range of caregiver skill-building courses. Each course includes questions to check existing knowledge and exercises to apply new learnings to personal caregiving situations. The courses aim to help caregivers feel more prepared to handle the challenges that come with caring for someone living with dementia.

To learn more or find a course near you, visit To take an online course, visit

If your place of worship, business, community organization or other group of 20 or more is interested in a closed education program, please call the free, 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

This course helps caregivers recognize common signs of the disease in themselves and others and identify next steps to take, including how to talk to their doctor.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia 

This course covers basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA-approved treatments.

Managing Money: A Caregiver's Guide to Finances

This evidence-based course helps caregivers understand the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning, and teaches them how to start a conversation about finances, assess financial and legal needs, avoid financial abuse and fraud, and find support when needed.

Dementia Conversations

This course gives caregivers tips and strategies for having difficult — but important — conversations about driving, visiting the doctor and legal and financial planning.

The Empowered Caregiver

This education series teaches caregivers how to navigate the responsibilities of caring for someone living with dementia. Caregivers can register for individual courses to meet their needs or complete the entire series. Topics include:

  • Building Foundations of Caregiving
  • Supporting Independence 
  • Communicating Effectively 
  • Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
  • Exploring Care and Support Services


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