Family Education Classes

Alzheimer’s Orange County (ALZOC®) offers hundreds of classes and workshops for those with memory loss concerns, families, caregivers and the community. These programs are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Browse our upcoming programs in your area below. To register, click on the program and register online.

Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
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.
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
Join us for a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated film “End Game”, a short documentary film directed by Academy Award winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein, which was recently reviewed in the New York Times: “A provocative and intimate look at how doctors, nurses and patients at two San Francisco Bay Area hospitals cope[...]
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn how to plan and do easy activities at home that enhance the time you spend together with your loved one with memory loss. Held every fourth Tuesday.
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Cypress Senior Center
Speaker: Dr. Trinh
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond. ◆ Remember names and faces ◆ Recall appointments, messages and plans ◆ Practice everyday memory techniques ◆ Avoid misplacing objects[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm St. Irenaeus Catholic Church
The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based training, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support. Those completing this nationally acclaimed course gain: Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective Skills to assess abilities of their loved one with[...]
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm South County Adult Day Services
We invite you to come and learn about this new partnership between South County Adult Day Services and CalOptima PACE! CalOptima’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides complete health care services for older adults to help them stay independent. It’s the first and only PACE center in Orange County. South County Adult[...]
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond. ◆ Remember names and faces ◆ Recall appointments, messages and plans ◆ Practice everyday memory techniques ◆ Avoid misplacing objects[...]
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
A memory screening is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. Do you have: Trouble coming up with a word or name? Trouble remembering important dates or events? Problems remembering names when introduced to new people? Trouble forgetting what you just read? Problems losing or misplacing things Trouble planning or[...]
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am Atria Del Sol
Speaker Dr. Trinh
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm
A four-week, supportive/educational group for people with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or related dementia, to attend with their partner. In this program, you will have the opportunity to: Meet with others in similar situations and learn how they deal with challenges Work with compassionate, professional facilitators with experience in[...]
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Better Living Yoga
Speaker Dr. Trinh
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Alzheimer's Orange County - Staff Conference Room (2nd floor)
Become an Alzheimer’s advocate and join our Advocacy Committee! What is an Advocate? Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential[...]
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm Florence Sylvester Senior Center
Speaker: Dr. Trinh
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Do you have questions about Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease? Ask the experts from UCI MIND, Orange County’s only congressionally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Panelists will answer your most pressing questions during this free community Q&A session.    
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond. ◆ Remember names and faces ◆ Recall appointments, messages and plans ◆ Practice everyday memory techniques ◆ Avoid misplacing objects[...]
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn effective strategies and tools in communicating with someone with memory loss. Held every second Tuesday. In this presentation, you will: Learn communication principles and practical techniques. Understand how effective communication and flexibility can reduce or prevent challenging behaviors. Practice new skills that enhance the quality of life for you and your loved one with[...]
Aug 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Online Webinar
Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline How Hearing Loss Affects the Brain – Hearing loss can disrupt the normal relationship between your ears and your brain. Learn about the different effects of untreated hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falling, mental health issues and tinnitus. An overview is provided of the types of dementia, statistics[...]
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
Identify the steps to getting legal, financial and future care plans in place. An expert Elder Law Attorney will provide current information on: Estate Planning Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Finance Conservatorship Probate, Trust & Living Will Issues Advance Directives Long-Term Care Planning & Medi-Cal Eligibility Issues Speaker: TBD No charge to attend.[...]
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alzheimer's Orange County
Memories in the Making® is a unique class that allows the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia to express themself through painting. Learn how to use this successful method to improve communication and understand behaviors associated with dementia. No artistic background is necessary to participate in Memories in the Making®.  
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church
Please join us for this specially adapted service, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service.
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
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.
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond. ◆ Remember names and faces ◆ Recall appointments, messages and plans ◆ Practice everyday memory techniques ◆ Avoid misplacing objects[...]
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Identify common behavior changes, explore why they happen and what they mean. Learn helpful tips to adjust and respond. Held every third Tuesday.  
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm Oakmont of Orange
Come chat with Dr Trinh about CBD oil.
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]