Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of free classes and workshops for 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.

You will find a list our our classes below, and can register online for any of them hereIf you have any questions or prefer to register over the phone, please call 858.492.4400.

We also hold Caregiver Conferences & Workshops on different topics throughout the year. Click here to download the latest presentation, When the Going Gets Tough: Working through the challenges of dementia together.

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Descriptions & Dates

Getting Started

Classes in this category are suitable for all attendees. **Denotes free respite upon request.

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.

  • July 26, 12:45-2:15 PM: Temple Emanu-El (Del Cerro)
  • Aug. 10, 1-2:30 PM: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center
  • Sept. 20, 2:30-4 PM: Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center

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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.

  • July 17, 1-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 5, 1-3 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center

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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.

  • Aug. 29, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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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.

  • July 20, 10 AM-12 PM: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

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Understanding Dementia/Entendiendo la Demencia
(Presented in both English and Spanish; esta clase se ofrecera dualmente en inglés y español.)
Join us to learn more about the risk factors and common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Social workers will be available to answer your questions and connect you to resources, with services available in both English and Spanish.

Acompañenos para aprender más sobre los sintomas y factores de riesgo de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otros tipos de demencia. Trabajadoras sociales estaran presente para conectarlos a recursos y contestar sus preguntas en inglés y Español.

  • July 14, 10 AM-2 PM: Pine Valley Branch Library

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La Perdidad de Memoria 101
Una sobrevista amplia para personas que quieren aprender más sobre la perdidad de memoria, la enfermedad de Alzheimer y los otros tipos de demencia. Registración es requerido. Para reservar relevo por favor llame al 858.492.4400.

  • Aug. 8, 1-3 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center**

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Envejeciendo Sanamente: Maximando la Salubridad de el Cerebro
Aprenda más sobre las últimas investigaciones clínicas relacionadas con la salubridad del cerebro y los cambios a su estilo de vida que pueden reducir el riesgo de demencia.

  • Sept. 12, 11 AM-1 PM: Border View Family YMCA (Otay Mesa West)

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Take Charge
This is a 5-week interactive program for people living with a new diagnosis and their care partners. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge about living well with dementia, and learn how to plan for quality of life on the road ahead. The next session begins in August. To register and learn more, please call 858.492.4400.

Caregiving

Classes in this category are not recommended for persons with dementia. **Denotes free respite upon request.

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

  • July 19, 4-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 11, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 25, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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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.

  • July 24, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 9, 4-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 19, 1-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Preparing for the Late Stage
Presented in partnership with Scripps Health, featuring Holly Yang, MD, hospice and palliative medicine specialist.
Learn what to expect as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, explore ways to stay connected and get information about options for late-stage care, including hospice and palliative services.

  • Aug. 9, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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

  • July 12, 1-3 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center**

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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, stay informed, and be a helpful partner and a support.

  • Sept. 27, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Skills Clinic
These special workshops give families the chance to get the same hands-on training as professional caregivers. Each session focuses on a specific, practical skill.

  • Bathing and Grooming
    July 31, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Meals and Eating
    Aug. 30, 10 AM-12 AM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Planning Cognitively-Stimulating Activities
    Sept. 26, 1-3 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.

  • July 10, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 15, 2-4 PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
  • Sept. 27, 4-6PM: 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.

  • July 6, 1-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Aug. 1, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • Sept. 11, 1-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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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 conversations about driving.

  • Aug. 23, 10-11:30 AM: Congregation Beth Israel (UTC)
  • Sept. 6, 10-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center (Carlsbad)

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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.