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.

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.

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.

  • April 24, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 10, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Congregation Beth Israel (UTC)
  • June 14, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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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.

  • April 11, 11 AM-12 PM: St. Charles Senior Nutrition Center (South Bay)
  • April 26, 2 PM-3:30 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center*
  • May 24, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Congregation Beth Israel (UTC)
  • June 7, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center (Carlsbad)
  • June 20, 12 PM-1:30 PM: Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church
  • June 28, 3 PM-5 PM: San Diego Oasis (La Mesa)

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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.

  • May 23, 10 AM-11:30 AM: John D. Spreckels Center (Coronado)
  • June 6, 2 PM-3:30 PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

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.

  • April 10, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 5, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 21, 1 PM-3PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center*

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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.

  • April 7, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 3, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center (Carlsbad)
  • June 27, 1 PM-3 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.

  • April 18, 2 PM-3:30 PM: Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center – Techniques for Hands-On Care
  • May 10, 1 PM-3 PM: San Marcos Senior Activity Center – Fall Prevention*
  • June 26, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego – Planning Cognitively-Stimulating Activities

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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.

  • April 12, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • May 3, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 26, 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.

  • April 20, 10 AM-12 PM: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
  • May 8, 4 PM-6 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • June 19, 10 AM-11:30 AM: South Bay YMCA (Chula Vista)

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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.

  • April 5, 10 AM-11:30 AM: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center (Carlsbad)

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Special Caregiver Workshops

Living in the Moment
Not recommended for persons with dementia.
An informative and interactive workshop that incorporates the use of play and improvisation. Caregivers will learn new techniques for responding to a person with dementia experiencing confusion or disorientation by letting go and joining them in the moment.

  • April 17, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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The Power of Storytelling
Suitable for all attendees.
Research shows that reminiscing and storytelling have a positive impact on relationships and communication between people living with memory loss and their care partners. Learn how to get in touch with your inner storyteller through fun and easy group activities in a safe and supportive environment.

  • May 2, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Confessions of a Caregiver
Not recommended for persons with dementia.
Join us to hear real, honest accounts about caring for a person with dementia and the challenges faced during every stage of the journey. Your questions will be answered by a panel of family members who have been in your shoes, who will share their tips for handling tough situations and getting through the difficult days.

  • May 16, 1 PM-3 PM: Alzheimer’s San Diego

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Driving and Memory Loss
Presented in partnership with Scripps HealthSuitable for all attendees.
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 difficult conversations about driving and keeping everyone safe.

  • June 21, 10 AM-12 PM: Alzheimer’s 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.