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Featured Webinars

Can't get to one of our classes in person? Get access to a selection of our classes, now offered online! We are working to add even more classes, so check back soon!

Introducing the 2017 California Clinical Care Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease Management
Last updated in 2008, the updated California Clinical Care Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Management were released March 2017. This Guideline is intended to provide assistance to healthcare providers in offering comprehensive care to patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and those who care for them over the course of their illness.  Health professionals should be able to provide or recommend a wide variety of services, including recommendations regarding psychosocial issues, assistance to families and caregivers, and referral to legal and financial resources in the community. Many specialized services are available to help patients and families manage these aspects of AD, such as adult day services, respite care, and skilled nursing care, as well as helplines and outreach services operated by the Alzheimer’s Association, Area Agencies on Aging, Councils on Aging, and Caregiver Resource Centers.
Presenter: Anna Chodos, MD, Associate Director, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, UCSF, Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF
Download the guidelines here 

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. Presenter: Nancy Schier Anzelmo, Founder and Principal, Alzheimer’s Care Associates LLC
Project Director, California Program Forum, Alzheimer’s Association - California Chapters
Professor, Gerontology, Sacramento State University

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.
Presenter: Alexandra Morris, Professional Training Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California, Northern Nevada Chapter

Updates on Dementia Sessions

Why Diagnosis Matters
Dr. Michael D. Mason, MD,  TPMG Kaiser Permanente
Vallejo Medical Center

Reducing Antipsychotics in Real Life
Kathy Smedley, RN, Director of Staff Development, Chapparal House
Susan Young Garces, RN, Director of Nursing, Chapparal House
Leavel Nelson, Social Services Manager, Chapparal House
Erika Shaver-Nelson, Activities Director, Chapparal House

Sexuality and Gender in Long Term Care: Conversations from the Front Line
Heather Gray, MA, Family Support Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association
Christoph L. Hanssmann, Researcher, University of California, San Francisco

All Sides of the Coin: Perspectives on Person-Centered Care
Nicole Howell, BA, Executive Director, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa County
Dr. Robert B. Cole, MD, Associate Medical Director, Hospice of the East Bay
Vanessa Souza, BSW, Executive Director, Brookdale Senior Living

PLIÉ: Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise
Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center
Dr. Barnes will discuss the approach to diagnose the cause of memory decline, outline currently available therapies for Alzheimer's disease, and also describe current clinical trials which highlight the benefits of physical activity on cognitive decline.

Successful Strategies for Addressing Sleep Challenges in Dementia
Merhdad Ayati, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Ayati will explain changes in sleep pattern with aging, especially in dementia.  He will share about brain circadian rhythm, changes in sleep-awake cycles, and treatments of sleep disorder in persons with dementia.

Conversations about Dementia
Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

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.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier Brain
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.

Help & Hope in Alzheimer's Science and Care
In recent years we have entered a period of tremendous advances in Alzheimer 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.

Responding to Challenging Behaviors: Successful Strategies and Interventions
Provides participants with helpful tips to address behavioral aspects of dementia.  The program shares examples of some of the most common behaviors associated with the disease, and empowers caregivers to try a new approach.

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.

Be sure to visit our YouTube Channel for:

  • Archive Conference Presentations
  • Interviews with Prominent Researchers
  • Stories from Caregivers and those living with Early Stage Alzheimer’s
  • And more!

Additional Webinars

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The workshop addresses the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  Learn what is involved in getting a diagnosis, risks associated with Alzheimer’s, and the benefits of early detection.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Learn about the differences between normal aging and dementia, the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the diagnostic process, and management of the disease.  Learn about resources offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, keys for planning for the future, and how family members and caregivers can help the person with dementia.

Legal Planning & 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.

Living with Alzheimer’s (3-part  workshop)
Workshops available for people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers caring for a loved one in early, middle or late stage, or for those interested in learning more about younger-onset Alzheimer’s,

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions.What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease.Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way.  This program will cover information for caregivers of people with Early-stage, Middle-stage, or Late-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Topics covered will include:

  • Developing a care team
  • Legal and financial planning
  • Coping strategies
  • Care and treatment options
  • Communicating and connecting
  • Maximizing Independence

CARES Online Education

Developed for family members or friends caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia, the CARES approach offers many practical, person-centered strategies to common caregiving concerns. 

Visit for more information and pricing. Cares is an online, fee-based certification program.




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