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: Dementia Basics March 18th

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 dementias. Learn information about risk factors, signs and symptoms, how to get a diagnosis and what to expect if you do.

  • April 6 · 4PM – 6PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • April 25 · 2PM – 3:30PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center *En Español
  • April 27 · 12:45PM – 2:15PM: Jewish Family Services, College Avenue
  • May 6 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 10 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Tri-City Wellness Center, Carlsbad
  • June 7 · 11AM – 12PM: Jewish Family Services, Poway
  • June 12 · 4PM – 6PM: 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.

  • April 5 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 4 · 4:30PM – 6PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 14 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Tri-City Wellness, Carlsbad

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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.

  • April 25 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 10 · 2PM – 4PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 3 · 10AM – 12PM: 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.

  • April 8 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 11 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 13 · 2PM – 3:30PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center

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NEW! 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.

  • April 13 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Meal Time
  • May 25 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Bathing & Showering
  • June 29 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Dressing & Grooming

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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.

  • April 11 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 5 · 10AM – 12PM: South Bay Family YMCA
  • June 8 · 4PM – 6PM: 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.

  • April 12 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Tri-City Wellness Center, Carlsbad
  • May 18 · 10AM – 11:30AM: 2-1-1 Connections Center, San Diego
  • June 23 · 1PM – 2:30PM: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center

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Special Workshops

Dementia Safety: Things to Think About
Review of important home safety tips to reduce the risk of wandering, injuries, falls, and medication errors. *With support from the San Marcos Community Foundation

  • May 9 · 2PM – 4PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center

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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 local clinical trials.

  • April 21 · 10AM – 11:30AM: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
  • April 26 · 2PM – 3:30PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

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Adjusting to Life with Dementia
A class for individuals with early-stage memory loss and their care partners to learn strategies for coping with daily challenges, enhancing safety and well-being, and planning for the future.

  • June 20 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Living in the moment
An informative and interactive workshop held in partnership with improvisation instructors at Yes Living, 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.

  • April 19 · 10AM – 12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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How to Talk About Memory Loss
Learn how to have a successful low-stress discussion surrounding topics like changes in memory, driving and living alone.

  • April 27 · 6:30PM – 8PM: San Rafael Parish, Rancho Bernardo

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Brain Health Across the Lifespan
In partnership with the Down Syndrome Association
Studies suggest that 75 percent of those with Down Syndrome aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. This special conference will address the global concern of brain health, cognitive function, behavior, aging issues (including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease), quality of life, and supportive therapies, services and resources.

  • April 22 · 8:30AM – 3PM: Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego

Keynote presenters:

  • William Mobley, MD, PhD, UCSD,
  • Michael Rafii, MD PhD,UCSD/USC and Tom Montgomery, MD, consultant physician, San Diego Regional Center

To register for this program, please visit
www.dsasdonline.org or call 619.594.7408

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.

Inquiry Form