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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.



The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease (2 CEUs)
Tuesday, January 30
Registration: 5:45 p.m.
Course: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Presenter:  Kent Peppard, PhD
  
This free course is open to family caregivers, dementia care providers, professionals, and the general public.

The two-hour course establishes a basic understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, covering: differences between normal aging and dementia, defining dementia and its symptoms; understanding the importance of accurate assessment, diagnosis and treatment; and gaining an appreciation of the stages of Alzheimer's disease and how needs change over time.

Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Free Continuing Education Units available for professionals: 2 CE units/hours -- RN/LVN, LCSW/LMFT, RCFE, NHAP
To request CEUs, please email Larissa Haiker at lthaiker@alz.org with your license type, license number, and email address.


The Alzheimer’s Association is an approved vendor for providing continuing education. This course meets the qualifications for 2 CE units/hours for the following certified license entities:

Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP12415).

Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #63035). Course meets the qualifications as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator (RCFE). Approved by the California Department of Social Services (Provider #2000072-740-2).

Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP). Approved by the California Department of Public Health (Provider #CEP1546).



The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Learn about risk factors, diagnosis, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Tuesday, January 30, 6-8 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library:  353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.
* This class presented by Kent Peppard, PhD

Saturday, February 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Library: 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, February 12, 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.


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.

Monday, January 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
San Juan Capistrano Community Center: Conference Room, 25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, February 5, 6-7 p.m.
In Home Care Solutions Health Care Academy: 150 Paularino Ave., B141, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Thursday, February 22, 10-11 a.m.
Placentia-Linda Hospital: 1301 Rose Drive, Placentia, CA 92870.
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, January 10, 1-3 p.m.
The Friendship Club, Saddleback Laguna Masonic Center: 23685 Birtcher Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, January 23, 2-3:30 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library: 12700 Montecito Road., Seal Beach, 90740. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, February 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library:  353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Saturday, March 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Library: 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Monday, March 12, 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.


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, January 15, 3-5 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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2-3:30 p.m.
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library: 12700 Montecito Road., Seal Beach, 90740. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, March 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library:  353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Sign up online or by calling 800.272.3900.




 

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