Classes & Workshops 2017-06-21T00:21:56+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: 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.

  • June 7, 11AM-12PM: Jewish Family Service (Poway)
  • June 12, 4PM-6PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 28, 12PM-1:30PM: City Heights/Weingart Branch Library
  • July 21, 10AM-12PM: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
  • Aug. 11, 1PM-2:30PM: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center
  • Aug. 26, 10AM-12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 20, 12PM-1:30PM: Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church

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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.

  • June 14, 10AM-11:30AM:Tri-City Wellness Center
  • July 20, 12PM-1:30PM: Cameron Family YMCA (Santee)
  • Aug. 22, 10AM-11:30AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 29, 10AM-11:30AM: South Bay Family YMCA (Chula Vista)

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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.

  • June 3, 10AM-12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • July 6, 4PM-6PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 2, 10AM-12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 12, 1PM-3PM: 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.

  • June 13, 2PM-3:30PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center
  • July 18, 1PM-3PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 24, 10AM-12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 28, 4PM-6PM: 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.

  • June 29, 10AM-11:30AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Dressing & Grooming
  • July 27, 1PM-2:30PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Preventing Falls
  • Aug. 29, 1PM-2:30PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Planning Activities
  • Sept. 27, 1PM-2:30PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Taking Medications

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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.

  • June 8, 4PM-6PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 16, 2PM-4PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

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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.

  • June 23, 1PM-2:30PM: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center
  • July 25, 1PM-3PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 22, 4PM-6PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 6, 10AM-12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Special Workshops
*FREE on-site respite available at select locations. Please request when registering.

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
  • Aug. 9, 2PM-4PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center

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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 and keeping everyone safe.

  • July 13, 2PM-3:30PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center*
  • Sept. 13, 10AM-11:30AM: Tri-City Wellness Center

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Safety at Home
Review of important home safety tips to reduce the risk of wandering, injuries, falls, and medication errors.

  • July 12, 2PM-3:30PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

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Is Alzheimer’s in my Genes? Separating Fact from Fiction
With DNA tests like 23andMe claiming to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, those with a family history may be feeling unnecessary fear. Dr. William Mobley, Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD, will demystify the link between genetics and Alzheimer’s disease in this groundbreaking workshop.

  • July 13, 10:30AM-12PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Preparing for the Late Stage
Learn what to expect as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, new ways to connect and communicate and options for late-stage care. NOT recommended for persons with dementia.

  • Aug. 8, 1PM-3PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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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.

  • Sept. 14, 2PM-3:30PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center*

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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