Classes & Workshops

A little knowledge can go a long way. Learn about brain health, specific caregiving skills, what to expect as dementia progresses and so much more. These interactive classes are free and held at locations across San Diego County. Register below, or by calling 858.492.4400.

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Descriptions & Dates

Jan
28
Tue
Demencia 101 @ Glenner Town Square
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Demencia 101 @ Glenner Town Square | Chula Vista | California | United States

Una sobrevista amplia para personas que quieren aprender más sobre la perdidad de memoria, la enfermedad de Alzheimer y los otros tipos de demencia. Aprenda más sobre los sintomas y los factores de riesgo y reciba apoyo con recursos.

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Jan
29
Wed
Living with Memory Loss @ Oceanside Library (Civic Center Branch)
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living with Memory Loss @ Oceanside Library (Civic Center Branch) | Oceanside | California | United States

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.

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Jan
30
Thu
COMMUNITY EVENT: Hand Under Hand @ San Diego Central Library (Neil Morgan Auditorium)
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
COMMUNITY EVENT: Hand Under Hand @ San Diego Central Library (Neil Morgan Auditorium) | San Diego | California | United States

Join Alzheimer’s San Diego at this community event.

Presented by Asian Story Theater, Hand Under Hand, is a play written by Thelma Virata de Castro. The production includes a stage reading and panel discussion that explores caregiving in the Asian Pacific Islander Community. Reservations are recommended.

Details and registration available at https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/hand-under-hand

Feb
1
Sat
COMMUNITY EVENT: Hand Under Hand @ San Diego Central Library (Neil Morgan Auditorium)
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
COMMUNITY EVENT: Hand Under Hand @ San Diego Central Library (Neil Morgan Auditorium) | San Diego | California | United States

Join Alzheimer’s San Diego at this community event.

Presented by Asian Story Theater, Hand Under Hand, is a play written by Thelma Virata de Castro. The production includes a stage reading and panel discussion that explores caregiving in the Asian Pacific Islander Community. Reservations are recommended.

Details and registration available at https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/hand-under-hand-0

Feb
4
Tue
Legal & Financial Basics @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Legal & Financial Basics @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

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.

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Feb
6
Thu
Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

Learn why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias experience behavior and personality changes, what those changes mean, and how to respond.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Feb
11
Tue
Skills Clinic: Planning Cognitively-Stimulating Activities @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Skills Clinic: Planning Cognitively-Stimulating Activities @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

Skills Clinics give families the chance to get the same hands-on training as professional caregivers. Each workshop focuses on specific, practical skills. This session is: Planning Cognitively-Stimulating Activities.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Feb
14
Fri
Safety at Home @ Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Safety at Home @ Scripps Miramar Ranch Library | San Diego | California | United States

Important home safety tips to keep people living with memory loss safe and well at home. Reduce the risk of wandering, falls, household injuries, medication errors, and more.

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Feb
18
Tue
Home Care, Day Care & Memory Care: What You Need to Know @ Alzheimer’s San Diego
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Home Care, Day Care & Memory Care: What You Need to Know @ Alzheimer’s San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

Is it time for more help? Understand the range of available care and support options at home and in the community, what they cost, and how to access them.

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Feb
20
Thu
Communication Skills @ San Marcos Senior Activity Center
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Communication Skills @ San Marcos Senior Activity Center | San Marcos | California | United States

Develop new skills and strategies for connecting and communicating more effectively with a person experiencing memory loss, and responding when interactions are challenging.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Feb
25
Tue
Living with Memory Loss @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living with Memory Loss @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

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.

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Long-Distance Caregiving @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Long-Distance Caregiving @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

Caring for someone from afar presents its own unique challenges. Join us to discuss ways to stay in touch, stay informed, and be a helpful partner and support.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Mar
3
Tue
Managing Resistance @ San Rafael Parish
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Managing Resistance @ San Rafael Parish | San Diego | California | United States

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.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Mar
10
Tue
Living in the Moment @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living in the Moment @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

This interactive workshop incorporates the use of play and improvisation! Learn how to let go and live in the moment with a person experiencing confusion or disorientation.

 

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Mar
11
Wed
Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coping with Personality & Behavior Changes @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

Learn why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias experience behavior and personality changes, what those changes mean, and how to respond.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Mar
12
Thu
After the Move to Memory Care @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
After the Move to Memory Care @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

The challenges of dementia caregiving change when someone moves to memory care. Join us to learn how to make the transition a positive one: ensuring quality of life, building relationships, and managing emotions.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Mar
13
Fri
Living with Memory Loss @ Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living with Memory Loss @ Scripps Miramar Ranch Library | San Diego | California | United States

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.

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Mar
18
Wed
Skills Clinic: Meals & Eating @ Alzheimer's San Diego
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Skills Clinic: Meals & Eating @ Alzheimer's San Diego | San Diego | California | United States

Skills Clinics give families the chance to get the same hands-on training as professional caregivers. Each workshop focuses on specific, practical skills. This session is: Meals & Eating.

NOTE: Attendance at this program is not recommended for persons with dementia.

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Mar
19
Thu
Legal & Financial Basics @ San Marcos Senior Activity Center
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Legal & Financial Basics @ San Marcos Senior Activity Center | San Marcos | California | United States

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.

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Mar
21
Sat
COMMUNITY EVENT: Caregiver SD Community Expo @ Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
COMMUNITY EVENT: Caregiver SD Community Expo @ Paradise Point Resort & Spa | San Diego | California | United States

Join Alzheimer’s San Diego at this community event.

Caregiver SD Community Expo experts share insights on topics like hiring care providers, dealing with dementia and legal issues. The third annual event also includes food sampling and a pavilion for caregivers to relax. Our Dementia Expert, Jean Alton, will be presenting a session on caring for a person with dementia.

Details available at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/caregiver/expo