Classes & Workshops

Join us for online education! These webinars will be held using Zoom, and participation is free and easy. If you need help setting up Zoom or any other technology, our Volunteer Tech Team can talk you through it. Give us a call at 858.492.4400 to get started.

Upcoming Webinars

Mark your calendar for these 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 during the class.

Preparing for the Late Stage
Wednesday, July 8th | 10-11:30 AM
*Specifically for care partners*
Learn what to expect as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress, explore ways to stay connected, and get information about options for late-stage care. Click here to register >>

Communication Skills
Thursday, July 16th | 10-11:30 AM
*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. Click here to register >>

Legal & Financial Basics
Tuesday, July 21st | 1-2:30 PM
*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. Click here to register >>

Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes
Thursday, July 30th | 1-2:30 PM
*Specifically for care partners*
Learn why people with dementia experience behavior and personality changes, what those changes mean, and how to respond. Click here to register >>

Home Care, Day Care & Memory Care: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, August 11th | 1-2:30 PM
*Open to all attendees*
Is it time for more help? Learn about available care options, what they cost, and how to access them. Click here to register >>

Managing Resistance
Thursday, August 20th | 10-11:30 AM
*Specifically for care partners*
If you’re struggling with someone who refuses help, join us to explore what causes resistance. You’ll develop new caregiving strategies to strengthen relationships, build trust, and preserve dignity. Click here to register >>

Dementia 101
Friday, August 28th | 10-11:30 AM
*Open to all attendees*
A comprehensive overview about memory loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias. Learn about risk factors, common symptoms, and resources for help. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register >>

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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.

*Need help with Zoom or other technology? Our Volunteer Tech Team can help you get started. Call us if you need help.

Webinar Library

✔️Getting Started

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 >>

Maintaining Your Brain Health
Learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and strategies that everyone can use to maintain their brain health. Click here to watch >>

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. Click here to watch >>

📝Planning

Legal & 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. Presented by Andrea Gherini. Click here to watch >>

Safety at Home
Learn important home safety tips to keep people living with memory loss safe and well at home – especially while social distancing. This class will focus on ways to reduce the risk of wandering and how to respond if wandering occurs, in addition to preventing falls, household injuries, medication errors, and more. Click here to watch >>

Home Care, Day Care & Memory Care: What You Need to Know
Is it time for more help? Learn about available care options, what they cost, and how to access them. Click here to watch >>

Driving & Memory Loss
Learn how physical and cognitive changes affect a driver’s safety, how to evaluate driving skills, local transportation resources, and tips for having difficult conversations about driving. Click here to watch >>

💙Caregiving

*These webinars are designed specifically for dementia care partners.*

Communication Skills
Develop new skills and strategies for connecting and communicating with a person experiencing memory loss, and responding when interactions are challenging. Click here to watch >>

Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes
Learn why people with dementia experience behavior and personality changes, what those changes mean, and how to respond. Click here to watch >>

Managing Resistance
If you’re struggling with someone who refuses help, join us to explore what causes resistance. You’ll also develop new caregiving strategies to strengthen relationships, build trust, and preserve dignity. Click here to watch >>

Skills Clinic: Using Movement & Motion for Quality of Life
These special workshops give families the chance to get the same hands-on training as professional caregivers. In this Skills Clinic, you’ll learn how to incorporate safe exercises and movement in everyday life. Click here to watch >>

Long-Distance Caregiving
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 watch >>

After the Move to Memory Care
The challenges of dementia caregiving don’t end when someone moves. Join us to learn how to make the transition a positive one: ensuring quality of life, building relationships, and managing emotions. Click here to watch >>

Preparing for the Late Stage
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 >>

💡Special Workshops

Date With A Cure
The annual Date With A Cure research forum is going virtual! Learn about the latest breakthroughs in dementia research – directly from local scientists working to find a cure – in this interactive Q&A. Sponsored by Sharp HealthCare. Video coming soon!

Talk with Teepa Snow: Caregiving, Compassion, and COVID-19
In this special event with renowned dementia educator Teepa Snow, you will learn:

  • How to support a person living with dementia through the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Tips for identifying unmet needs, communication, and personal hygiene.
  • Ways to adapt the principles of the Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) model when you can’t physically be together.
  • Strategies for engaging and connecting using telecommunication tools.

Click here to watch >>

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.