Winter 2017 Education Classes

Adapting

Now What? Next Steps After a Diagnosis

Learn about practical actions that you, your family and friends can take NOW and LATER. Learn about the HELP model, a 4-step approach. Discover tools and resources available every step of the way. Recommended for people newly diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or related dementias, their friends, and family.

Handling the news

Engage

Learn

Plan ahead

2nd Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

• February 11, 2017

• March 11, 2017

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Contact Early Stage Coordinator at 949-757-3759 or earlystage@alzoc.org

Early Memory Loss

A four-week, supportive/educational group for people with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s, or related dementia. You and your partner will meet with others in similar situations and learn how they deal with challenges.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – March 30, 2017  

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Laguna Woods

RSVP

Contact Early Stage Coordinator at 949-757-3759 or earlystage@alzoc.org

Caregiving

Savvy Caregiver: 6-Week Family Caregiver Training

This program is an evidence-based, 12-hour training provided over a 6-week period. Caregivers will possess greater confidence and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. On-site care will be provided for your partner/loved one with dementia, upon request.

Thursdays, January 12th – February 16th
1:00 p.m. – 3:30pm
Costa Mesa

RSVP

Contact 24/7 Helpline 844-HELP-ALZ (844-373-4400)

Compassionate Communication
Learn the principles and practical techniques in communication. On-site care will be provided for your partner/loved one with dementia, upon request.

3rd Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

• February 18, 2017
• March 18, 2017

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Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

This class will cover why your family member has new behaviors and what you can do to address the behaviors. On-site care will be provided for your partner/loved one with dementia, upon request.

4th Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

• February 25, 2017
• March 25, 2017

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Learning

What is Happening in the Brain?

This class will cover changes in the brain that happen when someone has memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. You will learn how someone gets a diagnosis, and hear about support and resources at Alzheimer’s Orange County.

3rd Friday 1:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

• February 17, 2017
• March 17, 2017

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Healthy Brain Month: February – Florence Sylvester – Laguna Hills

Get a better understanding of age-related changes in memory and learning. Recognize possible risks and threats to the brain and what you can do to protect your brain health.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 1-2 p.m.
23721 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 

RSVP

Contact Florence Sylvester,

949-380-0155

Planning

Legal and Financial Workshop

 Identify the steps to getting legal, financial and future care plans put in place. Become familiar with the specific legal issues, future care options and financial issues pertaining to dementia.

 

April 2017 – Check back for dates    

Advance Care Planning: Important Choices for Living and Dying

Learn how to record your wishes in the event you cannot speak for yourself, and how to start the conversation with loved ones and your doctor. Learn what is a Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form and what makes Advance Directives legal.

Friday, March 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
OC Elder Law Corona Office
1185 Magnolia Ave, Suite B, Corona CA 92879

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
OC Elder Law Long Beach Office
3740 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807

Thursday, March 30, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Yorba Linda Senior Living  Community, an Eastern Star Home
16850 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92886              

RSVP

Contact 949-757-3776 or via email aeron.david@alzoc.org

Being Mortal: Community Screening and Conversation Café

Join the national dialogue of the PBS FRONTLINE film, Being Mortal. This groundbreaking film follows Dr. Atul Gawande, as he explores the hopes of people facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2046 Mar Vista Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660


Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cal State University Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831

RSVP

Contact 949-757-3776 or via email aeron.david@alzoc.org

Self Care

Restorative Yoga for Caregivers


Restorative Yoga helps to revitalize the body by increasing circulation to the organs and calming the nervous system. Props are often used to enable a longer respite in the pose, soothing the mind and encouraging inner focus. This method is especially appropriate for caregivers experiencing stress who could benefit from the relaxation that this brings. On-site care will be provided for your partner/loved one with dementia, upon request. Space is limited.

One Saturday per month, 9:45 a.m. – noon, throughout 2017

Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

Registration closed. Check back for future dates.