Professional Education

**Alzheimer’s San Diego has canceled all classes and group programs until future notice, due to the new CDC warning that older adults avoid crowds and “stay home as much as possible” to reduce their risk of getting COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is not something we do lightly, but we believe it is the correct and responsible decision.

Click here to read the full announcement and for program updates.**

Past Events:

Dementia & Gun Safety
Thursday, January 30th | 9 AM-11 AM
Alzheimer’s San Diego

Presented by: Jeff Brooker, Deputy City Attorney
John Phillips, Poway Weapons & Gear
Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH, Alzheimer’s San Diego

Learn from Alzheimer’s San Diego and federally-licensed gun experts:

  • How dementia impacts the safe use of firearms
  • What you need to know about firearms
  • How to talk to clients about guns
  • Understanding gun laws
  • Options for securing & transferring firearms
  • And so much more…

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

Thursday, October 24th | 9 AM-10:30 AM

A webinar with author Katy Butler. Presented by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, and moderated by Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH of Alzheimer’s San Diego. Open to the public.

A live conversation with award-winning journalist and bestselling author Katy Butler as she discusses her research and findings about the step by step preparations – practical, communal, physical, medical, and spiritual – that make a “good decline” and a “good death” more likely.

Click here to watch the webinar.

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
These are 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,