Professional Education

Upcoming Workshop:

This workshop is at capacity. Check back here for future opportunities.

Tools for Dementia Care Management
Thursday, August 20th | 9 AM-4:30 PM
Alzheimer’s San Diego

Presented by: Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH & Jessica Empeño, MSW
In this evidence-informed training, you’ll get the tools you need to provide family-centered care to individuals living with dementia – and to support their care partners. Interactive learning modules will cover:

  • The fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
  • Communication techniques
  • The IDEA! behavioral management approach

All attendees will receive a workbook filled with materials, assessment templates, informational tip sheets, and more. This training is available at no charge to local professionals thanks to the support of the County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services.

This is part of a series of quarterly workshops on dementia-related topics, exclusively for our colleagues in the field. All are free and held at Alzheimer’s San Diego (6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111). CEUs are not available at this time. For more information, contact Amy Abrams, Education and Outreach Manager at 858.966.3306,

Past Events:

Quacks or Facts? Making sense of the latest “Alzheimer’s breakthroughs”  
Thursday, June 13th | 9 AM-11 AM
Alzheimer’s San Diego

Presented by: Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH, Alzheimer’s San Diego & Kathy Quinn, MLS, Herrick Community Health Care Library

In this modern information age, it can be difficult to tell pseudoscience from the real deal in Alzheimer’s research. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate the credibility of sources (scholarly versus popular publications)
  • Separate anecdotal from empirical evidence
  • Understand online search results & the limits of Google
  • Identify what to share (and what not to share)
  • Best support the health literacy of your clients