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

We also hold Caregiver Conferences on different topics throughout the year. CLICK HERE to download the latest conference presentation: 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 about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias. Learn about risk factors, signs and symptoms and next steps if you’re concerned.

  • Jan. 24, 10 AM-11:30 AM: South Bay Family YMCA (Chula Vista)
  • Jan. 31, 10 AM-11:30 AM: John D. Spreckels Center (Coronado)
  • Feb. 10, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Feb. 22, 2 PM-3:30 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center
  • March 8, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad)
  • March 9, 11 AM-12 PM: St. Charles Senior Nutrition Center (South Bay)

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Healthy Aging: Tips for Maximizing Brain Health
Learn about the latest research on brain health and the lifestyle changes that may reduce the risk of dementia.

  • Jan. 6, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • March 22, 12:45 PM-2:15 PM: College Avenue Center (San Diego)

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Entendiendo la Demencia (En Español)
Una clase diseñada para aquellos que quieran aprender más sobre la pérdida de memoria, la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otros tipos de demencia, como obtener un diagnóstico, y los próximos pasos importantes.

  • Jan. 22, 9:45 AM-11:15 AM: Border View Family YMCA (South Bay)

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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.

  • Jan. 18, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Feb. 1, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad)

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Communication Skills
Learn how to effectively connect and communicate with a person with memory loss and how to respond to challenging interactions.

  • Jan. 19, 10 AM-12 PM: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
  • Feb. 15, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Skills Clinic
Learn practical skills and techniques in a fun and interactive setting. Each session will focus on a specific caregiving topic.

  • Jan. 9, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Dressing
  • Feb. 21, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Preventing Falls
  • March 30, 2 PM-3:30 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center – Techniques for Hands-On Care

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Preparing for the Late Stage
Learn what to expect as Alzheimer’s progresses, explore ways to connect and communicate, and get information about options for late-stage care, including hospice and palliative services.

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

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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 how to plan for the costs of future care needs.

  • Jan. 10, 1 PM-3 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center*
  • Feb. 15, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • March 13, 4 PM-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.

  • Jan. 4, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad)
  • Feb. 7, 2 PM-3:30 PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
  • March 1, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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

  • March 21, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Driving and Memory Loss
Dementia causes changes that impact the ability to drive safely. Learn about methods for evaluating a driver’s safety, transportation resources and tips for having difficult conversations about driving.

  • Feb. 9, 1 PM-2:30 PM: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center
  • Feb. 16, 1 PM-2:30 PM: Peninsula Family YMCA (Point Loma)
  • March 15, 2 PM-3:30 PM: Crest Library (El Cajon)

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Special Caregiver Workshops

“Why Do They Do That?!” with Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Learn about the symptoms and behavior changes caused by dementia and how using a Positive Approach™ to Care can make all the difference in reducing conflict. Whether you are just starting on this journey or have had someone with dementia in your life for years, this workshop will provide essential information for coping and dealing with the changes brought on by this disease.
*Please note this class is reserved for family caregivers, not professionals.

  • Jan. 29, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Changing Relationships and Intimacy
Do you love a person with dementia? If you’re struggling with changes in your relationship, or have questions about intimacy, join us for an open and honest discussion about the challenges couples face. Learn ways to communicate when conversation becomes difficult and how to stay connected as the disease progresses.

  • Feb. 8, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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When the Going Gets Tough: Working Through the Challenges of Dementia Together
Presented in partnership with Sharp HealthCare
Dementia can cause changes in behavior as well as symptoms such as worry, restlessness, sleep disturbance and more. Join the experts at Alzheimer’s San Diego and Sharp HealthCare to get your questions answered and discuss strategies that may help, including communication techniques, changes to the environment, activities and the use of medications.

  • March 3, 10 AM-12 PM: Sharp Spectrum (San Diego)

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Professional Education

Professional education opportunities available upon request. For more information, contact Amy Abrams, Education and Outreach Manager at 858.966.3306, aabrams@alzsd.org.