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

Descriptions & Dates

Dementia & Brain Health 

Understanding Dementia
A place to start if you’re concerned about yourself or someone you know, and want to know more about memory loss. Learn about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, including family history and genetics, as well as how to get a diagnosis, symptom management, and important next steps.

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Maximizing Brain Health
Aging well means taking care of your brain, as well as the rest of your body. Learn the risk factors for dementia, and how to reduce your risk of cognitive decline through some simple lifestyle changes.

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Signs & Symptoms
Are you worried about memory loss? Understand the difference between normal aging and the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and important next steps you can take if you’re concerned about yourself or someone you know.

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Seňales y síntomas
¿Le preocupa la pérdida de memoria? Entienda el envejecimiento normal, los signos de advertencia de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y los pasos importantes que puede tomar si está preocupado por usted o alguien que conoce.

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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.

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Caregiving Essentials

Note: These programs are designed for caregivers and attendance is not recommended for persons with dementia.

Communication, Behavior Management, and Self-Care
Learn new techniques for effectively communicating with a person experiencing memory loss, managing changing behavior and key practices for self-care.

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Skills and Techniques for Care at Home
Practical tips for assisting with tasks such as bathing, assisting with meals, and getting dressed. Learn to safely incorporate more physical and social activity into daily routines to maximize quality of life.

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How to Talk About Memory Loss
For friends and family concerned about the health or safety of a loved one, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Should I mention my concerns about recent memory changes? How do we talk about getting more help? Who will bring up the subject of driving? Whether you are making decisions about current needs, caregiving from a distance, or just thinking ahead about the future, join us to learn how to set yourself up for success and to approach challenging discussions with more confidence.

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Planning Ahead

Legal and Financial Basics
Legal and financial planning is essential for those living with, or caring for a person, with a progressive disease. Learn from local estate planning and elder law experts about getting key legal documents in place and planning ahead for the costs of future care needs.

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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. Make informed decisions about getting help at home, placement, and community services.

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Learning to Live with Early Stage Dementia
A class designed 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. Previous attendance at Understanding Dementia is recommended, but not required.

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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, including hospice and palliative services. Note: This class is designed for caregivers and attendance is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Safety at Home
Six out of 10 people with dementia will wander. Learn how to reduce the risk of wandering and how the use of technology and other local resources can help. Review important home safety tips to reduce the risk of injuries, falls and medication errors.

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Special Offerings

Confessions of a Caregiver
Join us to hear the real, honest truth about caring for a person with dementia, and have your questions answered by a panel of
family members who have been in your shoes. Ask them how they’ve handled difficult situations, what strategies work for them, or just how they make it through the day. Attendance is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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NEW: Personality and Behavior Changes
A special workshop for family members who are noticing changes in the person that they care for, such as personality changes, confusion and refusing to accept help. This program will identify common behaviors, explore why they happen and what they mean, and give helpful tips to adjust and respond. Attendance is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Half Day Caregiver Conference
Alzheimer’s San Diego holds free quarterly Caregiver Conferences to give San Diegans an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related topics and ask questions of local experts.

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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.

Inquiry Form