Classes & Workshops

We offer free classes and workshops about brain health, memory concerns, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, research updates and more. Classes are also offered in Spanish, Chinese and other languages.

Class topics include:

  • Lost Memories: Video & Discussion

  • Dementia Friends

  • Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s: Let’s Talk!

  • Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Family Caregiver Workshops:

  • Savvy Caregiver & Savvy Caregiver Express

  • Making Home Safe for a Person with Alzheimer’s

  • Are they doing that to annoy us? Behaviors & Alzheimer’s

  • Communication & Dementia – Connecting with a person with memory loss

Available Topics

General Workshops

Presentations that provide education for community members to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health.

Lost Memories: Video & Discussion

(1-2 hours) | Also available in Spanish
Follow the Ramirez family in a 4-episode mini-series as they confront the challenges of Alzheimer’s when Grandma Gloria starts showing signs of memory loss. Following each episode, there will be a discussion about the warning signs, the process of getting a diagnosis, disease progression and the challenges that families face before they come together.

Dementia Friends

(1 hour) | Available in Spanish
Become a Dementia Friend by completing this one-hour session. Learn five key messages about dementia and develop action steps to help your community. Each participant with receive a Dementia Friend pin and become a member of this global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom.

Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s: Let’s Talk!

(1-2 hours) | Also available in Spanish, Chinese & Japanese
An overview of Alzheimer’s disease and its effects. Learn about what causes memory loss, the difference between normal aging and signs of dementia, and what to do when you visit the doctor.

Keeping Your Brain Healthy

(1-2 hours) | Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese & Korean
Did you know that your brain is an organ? Learn what research is showing we can do now to keep our memory strong as we age – including nutritional tips, how to keep active and ways to challenge your brain. This session includes several interactive brain games.

Family Caregiver Programs

Programs to help families prepare for the journey of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Savvy Caregiver

(6 weekly sessions, 2 hours each) | Also available in Spanish
A program that provides caregivers the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to care for a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. This is an evidence-based caregiver intervention.

Savvy Caregiver Express

(3 weekly sessions, 2 hours each)
A 3-week program based on the Savvy Caregiver. This program develops the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Making Home Safe for a Person with Alzheimer’s

(1-2 hours) | Available in Spanish & Chinese
This training helps caregivers understand, manage and improve the safety risk factors at home that can seriously impact individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia’s ability to stay at home and in the community for as long as possible.

Behaviors & Alzheimer’s Disease: Are they doing that to annoy us?

(1-2 hours) | Also available in Spanish & Chinese
A class for family members who are seeing changes in behaviors that are difficult to understand. Using the IDEA! strategy, this program aims to help individuals explore why behaviors happen, their meanings and practical tips to respond.

Communication & Dementia: Connecting with a person with memory loss

(1-2 hours)
Beginning with a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and its effect, this program explores communication principles necessary to maintain meaningful connections. Using scenarios, this training offers tips and useful strategies to help with communication issues over the course of the disease.

Research Related Workshops

Working with California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers at UCLA and USC, we provide the latest updates on Alzheimer’s disease and memory research.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Update

(1-2 hours) | Also available in Spanish
Get an update on research findings around the symptoms, detection and causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about the latest treatments available and what research is currently being conducted to find a cure for this disease.

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Educational Materials

We maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes, and books) on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

To request educational materials or for information about our library, call us at 844.HELP.ALZ (844.435.7259)