Classes & Workshops 2017-10-02T22:03:54+00:00

Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of free classes and workshops for the those with memory loss concerns, families, caregivers and the community. Our classes are held throughout San Diego County and are taught by our expert team.

Below you will find a list our our class descriptions. Use the link below for more information and to register for upcoming dates. If you have any questions or prefer to register over the phone, please call 858.492.4400

CLICK HERE to download the latest Conference PPT: Legal, Financial and Long-Term Care Planning

Descriptions & Dates

Getting Started

Classes in this category are suitable for all attendees.

Memory Loss 101
A comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to know about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias. Learn information about risk factors, signs and symptoms, how to get a diagnosis and what to expect if you do.

  • Oct. 16, 9 AM-10:30 AM: McGrath Family YMCA (Spring Valley)
  • Nov. 30, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Dec. 15, 2 PM-3:30 PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
  • Dec. 19, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Healthy Aging: Tips for Maximizing Brain Health
Learn about the latest research on healthy lifestyle, how it affects brain health and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine to potentially reduce your risk for dementia.

  • Oct. 13, 2 PM-3:30 PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
  • Oct. 20, 10 AM-12 PM: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
  • Nov. 15, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad)
  • Dec. 14, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Caregiving

Classes in this category are not recommended for persons with dementia.

Coping with Personality and Behavior Changes
Learn why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias experience behavior and personality changes, what those changes mean and how to cope with them.

  • Oct. 6, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Nov. 1, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Dec. 9, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Communication Skills
A class to help you understand how to communicate with a person experiencing memory loss and how to recognize what types of behaviors may actually be their way of communicating.

  • Oct. 24, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Nov. 4, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Dec. 20, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Skills Clinic
Learn practical caregiving skills and techniques. This is a hands-on way to learn more about: bathing, grooming, meal time, fall prevention, medication management, activity planning and more.

  • October 11, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad) – Techniques for hands-on care
  • October 18, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Bathing and showering
  • November 13, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Mealtime

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Planning 

Classes in this category are suitable for all attendees.

Legal and Financial Basics
Learn from local estate planning and elder law experts about getting key legal documents in place and planning for the costs of future care needs.

  • Oct. 17, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Nov. 14, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Dec. 7, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Home Care, Day Care, and Memory Care: What you Need to Know
Is it time for more help? Learn about the range of available care options, what they cost, and how to access them.

  • Oct. 12, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Nov. 8, 2 PM-3:30 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center
  • Dec. 6, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Special Workshops

How to Talk About Memory Loss
Learn how to have a successful, low-stress discussion about topics like changes in memory, driving and living alone. NOT recommended for persons with dementia.

  • Nov. 3, 1 PM-2:30 PM: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center
  • Nov. 9, 10 AM-11:30 AM: 2-1-1 Connections Center (Serra Mesa)

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The Latest in Alzheimer’s Research
As the impact of Alzheimer’s disease increases, efforts to find effective methods for prevention, treatment, and cure are gaining momentum. Learn the latest updates, and get information about clinical trials. Suitable for all attendees.

  • Oct. 5, 2 PM-3:30 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center

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Living in the Moment
In this informative and interactive workshop that incorporates the use of play and storytelling, caregivers will learn new techniques for responding to a person with dementia who is experiencing confusion or disorientation, by letting go and joining them in the moment. Not recommended for persons with dementia

  • Dec. 5, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Driving and Memory Loss
Dementia causes memory and visual changes that impact the ability to drive safely. Learn about methods for evaluating driver safety, transportation resources and tips for having difficult conversations about driving. Suitable for all attendees.

  • Nov. 17, 10 AM-11:30 AM: South Bay YMCA (Chula Vista)

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Confessions of a Caregiver: Holiday Edition
Join us to hear real, honest stories about caring for a person with dementia and the unique challenges that may come up during holiday gatherings. A panel of caregivers who have been in your shoes will share their tips for handling tough situations and getting through the difficult days at this special holiday session. Not recommended for persons with dementia.

  • Dec. 12, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Safety and Fall Prevention
Review important home safety tips to reduce the risk of injuries, with a special focus on maintaining balance and preventing falls. Additionally, learn how to reduce the risk of wandering in people with dementia, and how technology and community resources can help. Suitable for all attendees.

  • Dec. 13, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad)

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Professional Education

Professional education opportunities available upon request. For more information,  fill out the inquiry form below or contact Amy Abrams, Education and Outreach Manager at 858.966.3306, aabrams@alzsd.org.

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