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Our free classes, support groups and early stage social offerings are here to provide information and support for those facing Alzheimer's or another dementia.

In addition to traditional in-person programs, we also offer virtual programs and support groups. Registration is required for these offerings in order to receive details to access the video conference, either through webinar (video) or by phone (audio only).

We also offer several on-demand courses available for immediate access. Para obtener adicional material educativo sobre el alzhéimer y la demencia en español, haga clic aquí.

To register, click on a date below, call the number listed or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. 

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Community Education Programs
Caregiver Support Groups
Early Stage Dementia Social Engagement
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EDUCATION PROGRAMS
View all educational offerings at alz.org/crf, or request a presentation for your group. 

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

For Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, we are focusing on bringing Awareness Presentations to businesses and community groups!



This June, it's easier than ever to bring the cause you're passionate about to work — or to your community group! Learn more and request a free Awareness Presentation.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS



Register for Advancing the Science.

Empowered Caregiver Series - NEW!
This education series teaches caregivers how to navigate the responsibilities of caring for someone living with dementia. Caregivers may register once and attend individual courses to meet their needs or complete the entire series. 

Part 1: June 13 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Building Foundations of Caregiving  explores the role of caregiver and changes they may experience, building a support team and managing caregiver stress.

Part 2: June 18 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Supporting Independence focuses on helping the person living with dementia take part in daily activities, providing the right amount of support and balancing safety and independence while managing expectations.

Part 3: June 20 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Exploring Care and Support Services examines how best to prepare for future care decisions and changes, including respite care, residential care and end-of life care.

Part 4: June 25 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Communicating Effectively teaches how dementia affects communication, including tips for communicating well with family, friends and health care professionals.

Part 5: June 27 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors details common behavior changes and how they are a form of communication, non-medical approaches to behaviors and recognizing when additional help is needed.

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Tuesday, June 25 | 1:00-2:00 PM
Hope Health, 360 North Irby St,  Florence
Registration not required.


ON-DEMAND PROGRAMS
Take some of our most popular classes below on your own schedule or browse additional topics.

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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
Caregiving is not easy, but support groups provide opportunities to share experiences, trade tips and find encouragement among other caregivers. Groups listed meet virtually unless otherwise specified. View all support group offerings at alz.org/crf or call 800.272.3900 to register.

IN-PERSON GROUPS BY REGION
Coastal Region | Midlands Region | Upstate Region
(Updated 6/18/24)

VIRTUAL GROUPS

St. Michael's Monday Support Group
(hybrid: Zoom meeting offered concurrently with in-person meeting in Murrells Inlet)
Meets monthly on 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:30 AM
June 3 | 10:30-11:30 AM
June 17 | 10:30-11:30 AM

Caregiver Support Group
Hosted by Respite Care Charleston
Meets monthly on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
June 4 | 7:00-8:00 PM
June 18 | 7:00-8:00 PM

The Long Grief Goodbye Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly on 1st Wednesday at 10:30 AM
June 5 | 10:30 -11:30 AM

Generation X, Y, & ALZ
Meets monthly on 1st Thursday at 5:30 PM
June 6 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
RSVP to bscruggs@baypath.edu.

Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly on 2nd & 4th Monday at 10:30 AM
June 10 | 10:30-11:30 AM
June 24 | 10:30-11:30 AM

Spousal Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 12:00 PM
June 11 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Coffee & Caregivers Group
Meets monthly on 3rd Saturday at 9:00 AM
June 15 | 9:00 AM
Please RSVP to bscruggs@baypath.edu.

ALZConnected® powered by the Alzheimer's Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia. Visit today to browse message boards for caregivers.

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EARLY STAGE ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
We offer programs designed to connect individuals with early stage cognitive loss (Alzheimer's, dementia or mild cognitive impairment) to share experiences, promote social interaction and build companionship. 

CLICK TO VIEW DETAILED LISTING!
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Additional programs are also available through the Community Resource Finder.

Can't join us in real time? The Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center offers free courses available 24/7, so you can learn on your own schedule.