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Join us at several locations across Orange County for educational classes intended to help anyone with concerns or interest in dementia-related issues. All programs are free and open to the public.

Sign up by clicking the links below or calling 800.272.3900.



Legal & Financial Planning Workshop for Alzheimer's and Related Dementia

Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. 

Presenter: Daniel York, Esq. 
    
Sunday, July 1, 1:30-4 p.m.
Cypress Library: 5331 Orange Ave., Cypress, CA 90630. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.  



Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia Spectrum Disorders
Join us for a special opportunity to hear from an expert in FTD research to learn about the types of FTD including Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), causes and risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Guest speaker: Dr. Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD



Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Irvine Heritage Park Regional Library: 14361 Yale Ave., Irvine, CA 92604.
Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.



The Basics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Memory Loss
Learn about the diagnosis, causes, risk factors, stages, and treatment of Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Thursday, June 28, 10-11 a.m.
Placentia-Linda Hospital: 1301 Rose Dr., Placentia, CA 92870. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.



Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Learn the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; Alzheimer's stages and risk factors; current research and available treatments; and ways the Alzheimer's Association can help. 

Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
St. Jude Family Caregiver Resource Center: 130 W. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92835. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Thursday, August 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Center for Health Promotion: 2212 E. 4th Street, Suite 301, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.




Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Hear what research has shown in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Learn how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.

Wednesday, June 13, 6-7 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, August 20, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Center for Health Promotion: 2212 E. 4th Street, Suite 301, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, August 28, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
San Juan Capistrano Community Center: 25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.



Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

The warning signs of Alzheimer's are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. Join us to learn the 10 warning signs, how to separate myth from reality, and address common fears about Alzheimer's.

Wednesday, July 11, 6-7 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, July 24, 2-3 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library: 12700 Montecito Rd., Seal Beach, CA 90740. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.



Caring for Someone with Mid-Stage Alzheimer's


In the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series to discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer's. (Attendance at all 3 sessions is not
required)

PART ONE (information on symptoms in the middle stage, communication and relationship changes, providing personal care, and preparing for hospitalizations)
Saturday, June 23, 2-4 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Library: 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.
*SPECIAL OFFER* - Free family caregiver guidebook "The 36-Hour Day" available to the first 20 people who sign up and attend this class! This generous donation has been provided by Park Terrace & RSM Friends of the Library. 

PART TWO (managing challenging behaviors, maximizing safety at home, signs of unsafe driving and tips to stop driving, and preparing for and preventing wandering)
Saturday, July 28, 2-4 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Library: 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

PART THREE (information on respite care options, including informal care, day services, in-home services, and senior living options)
Saturday, August 25, 2 - 4 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Library: 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.



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.

Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
St. Jude Family Caregiver Resource Center: 130 W. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92835. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
St. Jude Family Caregiver Resource Center: 130 W. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92835. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Thursday, August 23, 10 - 11 a.m.
Placentia-Linda Hospital: 1301 Rose Dr., Placentia, CA 92870. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.



Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person's needs, and how to intervene effectively.

Monday, July 16, 3-4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Center for Health Promotion: 2212 E. 4th St., Suite 301, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
St. Jude Family Caregiver Resource Center: 130 W. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92835. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.


 

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