Classes & Workshops

Join Alzheimer’s San Diego as we launch our very first online education programs! These are the first of many to come as we adjust to the current public health situation. The webinars will be held using Zoom, and participation is free and easy. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 858.492.4400.

Upcoming Webinars

Have any questions in advance? Please email education@alzsd.org before the webinar, and our team will do their best to answer your questions and address your concerns during the class.

Legal & Financial Basics
Thursday, April 16th | 10-11:30 AM
*Open to all attendees*
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. Presented by Andrea Gherini. Click here to join >>

Long-Distance Caregiving
Tuesday, April 21st | 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
*Specifically for care partners*
Caring for someone living with dementia from afar presents its own unique challenges. Join us to discuss ways to stay in touch, keep informed, and be a helpful and supportive care partner. Presented in partnership with ElderHelp. Click here to join >>

About Zoom: Zoom is a simple online meeting program that will allow you to view and listen to the program from any computer with an internet connection. You will also be able to submit questions via an online chat function. You do not need to register or set up an account, but we do recommend logging on a few minutes early to download the required video launcher and test your audio connection. Click here for a short video about Zoom, and how to join a meeting. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 858.492.4400.

Past Webinars

Dementia 101
A comprehensive overview about memory loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Learn about risk factors, common symptoms, and resources for help. Click here to watch >>

Preparing for the Late Stage
*Specifically for care partners*

Learn what to expect as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, explore ways to stay connected, and get information about options for late-stage care. Click here to watch >>

Communication Skills
*Specifically for care partners*
Develop new skills and strategies for connecting and communicating with a person experiencing memory loss, and responding when interactions are challenging. Video coming soon!

Living With Memory Loss
This class is designed for people living with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. Learn strategies for adapting to daily challenges, enhancing health and well-being, and planning for the future. Video coming soon!

Coping During COVID-19: Dementia Caregiving
Join Alzheimer’s San Diego at this online event. With Older Adult Centers closed and social distancing practices in place, care partners are experiencing new challenges that arise with being home 24/7. This Community Conversation will focus on finding emotional support and stress management for care partners, staying connected to isolated loved ones, creating a safety plan, and accessing local resources for additional support. Presented in partnership with Jewish Family Service. Video coming soon!

Class Recaps & Videos

While our offline education programs are currently on hold, please explore the class recaps and educational videos below. As always, don’t hesitate to call our team of expert social workers if you have questions or need guidance: 858.492.4400.

Memory Loss 101 (Start here!)
Learn more about the different kinds of memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Adjusting to Life with Dementia
Learn how to adapt to daily challenges, enhance well-being and plan for the future after a dementia diagnosis.

Communication Skills & Dementia
Learn how to connect and communicate more effectively with a person experiencing memory loss or dementia.

Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes
Learn why dementia can lead to behavior and personality changes, what those changes mean, and how to respond.

Dementia Symptoms
Learn about common symptoms of dementia, and how they differ from normal memory loss that comes with aging.

Safety & Wandering
Learn important home safety tips to reduce the risk of wandering, falls, household injuries, and more.

Our interactive classes and workshops focus on the changes caused by dementia, practical caregiving skills, planning for what’s next and more. These free classes are designed for people living with dementia, their care partners and anyone interested in learning about the disease.

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