Upcoming Featured Events

Golf Fore Alzheimer’s Golf Tournament

May 19, 2023 | Arroyo  Trabuco Golf Club

Enjoy a fun, outdoor round of golf for a great cause. Join us next year for a tournament and evening dinner you won’t want to miss.

Family Education Classes

Ongoing Dates

See a full listing of all the Family Education classes we offer. Our classes are here to help you, your family, and loved ones learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

Alzheimer’s Orange County: Annual Gala 2023

November 11, 2023

Save the date to join our next Annual Gala on November 11, 2023.  Be a part of a one-of-a-kind evening featuring exciting performances and other high-end experiences at the AV Irvine.

Caregiver Conference & Visionary Women Caregiver Awards

August 3, 2023

Join us for a special event for Orange County dementia family caregivers. Connect with other Orange County caregivers and discover new ways to empower your journey. Honor caregivers who display extraordinary compassion in caring for those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ

April 1, 2023 | Angel Stadium in Anaheim

Thank you for joining thousands of others for the biggest Alzheimer’s awareness and fundraising event in Orange County.

Reduce your Risk for Dementia

University United Methodist Church 18422 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA, United States

Join us for a compelling presentation by Dr. Aaron Ritter, Director of the Hoag Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program, on the latest information for Reducing Risk for Dementia. RSVP: jkaylucas@cox.net Sponsored by:                 Download Flyer

Cognitive Decline: Typical vs MCI vs Dementia (Virtual Event)

Online Webinar

Is it normal? Or something else? Find out in this special educational event with Dr. Kent Peppard! Kent Peppard, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment of memory and neurocognitive disorders such as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and various types and causes of dementia. Register in advance for this webinar: REGISTER

Caring Conversations: A New Way of Talking (Zoom)

Online Webinar

When a loved one experiences cognitive changes, their ability to communicate is often challenged. Join us for this class designed to help you better communicate and connect with friends, family, or loved ones with cognitive decline. Bring your questions! This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only (call

6 Pillars of Brain Health

Orange Senior Center 170 S. Olive Street, Orange, CA, United States

Join us for a 1 hour health education program that identifies six pillars of brain health, reviews age-related changes in memory and learning, explores possible risks and threats to brain health, and outlines practical steps to protect brain health and lower risk of cognitive decline. No RSVP Needed - Attendees must be 60+ years of

Interfaith Service at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA, United States

Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Light lunch after service provided. To RSVP, please contact Joan Walker at churchworkers@aol.com or at 714-292-6148

Brain Health and Risk Reduction

Mount of Olives Church 24772 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, United States

Join Dr. Zamrini, Director of Neurology at Irvine Clinical Research. He holds neurological subspecialties in Geriatric Neurology as well as behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. Free On-Site Memory Testing Opportunities! Conducted by Irvine Clinical Research and RiiiD Medical Group for the Healthy Brain Center at Mount of Olives Adult Day Program. From 8am - 9am and

Hoarding Disorder: Understanding and Treatment

Hoarding behavior can diminish quality of life and jeopardize an older person’s health and safety. Learn how to recognize hoarding behaviors and to identify the associated risk factors. The latest research and various treatments will be discussed, including a more respectful, ‘trauma informed’ approach that preserves dignity, and focuses on the person and not the

OC Senior Day: Age in Place, Age with Grace

Laguna Hills Community Center 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA, United States

Program Highlights: Dr. Dung Trinh, MD, Primary Care & Dr. Ched Nwagwu, MD, Stroke Prevention at MemorialCare Experts on Memory Care & Alzheimer’s Free Blood Pressure Screenings Self-Defense Tools to Stay Safe Fraud and Scam Prevention Tips Cell Phone Training Insurance & Travel Opportunities Assemblymembers Laurie Davies (AD74), Diane Dixon (AD72) & Kate Sanchez (AD71)

Caring for the Whole Person: Aging Resource Rendezvous

St. Timothy Catholic Church 29102 Crown Valley Pwky, Laguna Niguel, CA, United States

Join us Saturday, June 17th, for information on: What levels of care are available? Who pays for this care? How do I access this care? Preventing elder abuse and scams Multiple not-for-profits agencies and trusted providers of senior services will be on hand to share information and answer questions.   Sponsored by:      

Mind Your Brain: Strategies for Cognitive Strength at any Age

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA, United States

Interested in strategies for keeping your brain stronger for longer? Join us for Mind your Brain, based on the latest research from the Cleveland Clinic. Learn about the six pillars of brain health, age-related changes in memory and learning, possible risks and threats to brain health, and practical steps to protect your brain health and

Understanding and Responding to Your Loved One’s Distress (Zoom)

Online Webinar

Care partners can often face frustration when caring for loved ones with cognitive changes who experience distress which can present as changes in behavior expressions. Join our conversation to explore why this distress occurs, how we can reduce the recurrences of challenging situations, and how to increase positive experiences. Presented by: Dr. Miriam Galindo This

Understanding & Responding to Your Loved One’s Distress

Fullerton Community Center 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA, United States

Care partners often encounter challenging situations when loved ones experience cognitive changes. Join us as we discuss common challenges, why they happen, and how we can best respond. As always, bring your questions and experiences to share! This workshop is designed for family and friend care partners. To register, please call 714-738-6575

Aging Safely at Home

University United Methodist Church 18422 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA, United States

Preventing falls and making small changes to adapt as we age Sponsored by:                     Download Flyer

Clues for Decision Making (Zoom)

Online Webinar

How do I decide? Becoming the primary decision maker for a loved one can be a daunting task. Join us as we explore what goes into making major decisions from driving to considering when is the right time to increase care.

Meaningful Time Together: Tip for Activities and Assisting with Care (Zoom)

Online Webinar

Spending time together with loved ones with cognitive decline can often become more challenging. Whether you are home with your loved one, or they live in a care community, join us as we talk through ideas for activities to do together, and ways to make our time together enjoyable and meaningful. We will also discuss

Caring Conversations: A New Way of Talking (Zoom)

When a loved one experiences cognitive changes, their ability to communicate is often challenged. Join us for this class designed to help you better communicate and connect with friends, family, or loved ones with cognitive decline. Bring your questions! This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only (call

Pain Management in Dementia Care

With increased age comes an increase in various forms of pain and discomfort among older adults. For persons with dementia, expressing pain and identifying the cause of pain can be challenging. We will learn about physical and psychological sources of pain, how to recognize and assess pain, and ways to reduce discomfort and provide support,

Understanding & Responding to Your Loved One’s Distress (Zoom)

Care partners often encounter challenging situations when loved ones experience cognitive changes. Join us as we discuss common challenges, why they happen, and how we can best respond. As always, bring your questions and experiences to share! This workshop is designed for family and friend care partners. This class will be held via Zoom. Participants

Interfaith Service at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church

St. Timothy Catholic Church 29102 Crown Valley Pwky, Laguna Niguel, CA, United States

Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Light lunch after service provided. To RSVP, please contact Joan Walker at churchworkers@aol.com or at 714-292-6148

Sharpen Your Mind! Memory Tips & Teasers

Yorba Linda Community Center 4501 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA, United States

Join this fun and interactive session where we will talk about ways to practice improving memory. Come play along and challenge your brain! Registration Recommended, Please Call: 714-961-7181

“How do I decide?” Navigating Carepartner Decisions (Zoom)

Becoming the primary decision maker for a loved one can be a daunting task. Join us as we explore what goes into making major decisions from driving to considering when is the right time to increase care. This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only (call in). If

Meaningful Time Together: Tip for Activities and Assisting with Care (Zoom)

Spending time together with loved ones with cognitive decline can often become more challenging. Whether you are home with your loved one, or they live in a care community, join us as we talk through ideas for activities to do together, and ways to make our time together enjoyable and meaningful. We will also discuss

Legal & Financial Considerations in Dementia Care (Zoom)

A diagnosis of dementia or concerns about memory loss makes planning for the future a priority. Learn about the steps involved in getting legal, financial, and future plans put in place. Presented by a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Thank you to our co-host:

Understanding & Responding to Sundowning (Zoom)

Sundowning refers to a period of late-day confusion that is common in many people with cognitive changes. Join us as we talk through the potential causes of sundowning, and how we can take a proactive approach to lessen its effects. This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only

2023 Caregiver Conference: Connection and Renewal

Join us for a special event for Orange County dementia family caregivers. Connect with others. Honor compassionate caregiving. Discover new ways to empower your journey. This year's conference will include a luncheon where our annual Visionary Women Caregivers Awards will be awarded to men and women that exemplify compassionate care for people affected by dementia.

Finding Meaning in Caregiving (Zoom)

It can be difficult to find meaning in caregiving when dealing with feelings of ongoing loss. Join this presentation where we will explore ways that can help you stay strong, healthy, resilient, and positive as you navigate the caregiving journey. This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only

Mind Your Brain: Strategies for Cognitive Strength at Any Age

OASIS Senior Center 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar, CA, United States

Interested in strategies for keeping your brain stronger for longer? Based on the latest research from the Cleveland Clinic; learn about the six pillars of brain health, age-related changes in memory and learning, possible risks and threats to brain health, and practical steps to protect your brain health and lower your risk of cognitive decline.

Are You “Good to Go”? Advance Care Planning (Zoom)

Planning for serious illness provides a gift of peace of mind for you, and those you love. This program will discuss how you can anticipate and identify your wishes, ensure those wishes are honored, and start the often-difficult conversations with others. Preregistration is required. Call 844-373-4400 to register and receive the Zoom link. Thank you

Interfaith Service at St. Wilfrid of York

St. Wilfried of York 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach, CA, United States

Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Light lunch after service provided. To RSVP, please contact Joan Walker at churchworkers@aol.com or at 714-292-6148

Managing Caregiver Stress (Zoom)

Being a care partner for someone with memory loss can be incredibly rewarding, but also, incredibly challenging. It takes patience and skill to adapt to changes, and recognize when to ask for help. Join us to learn what you can do to develop resilience and deal with burnout. This class will be held via Zoom.

Staging Cognitive Decline (Zoom)

What stage is my loved one at? Understanding more about the stages of Alzheimer's disease and what to expect can help us provide better support to meet our loved ones' needs. Please join us as we look into the different staging scales and what this means we can expect (or not expect!). Preregistration is required.

“I Need A Break!” Respite Guide for Care Partners (Zoom)

Everyone needs a break. Attendees will learn about the different kinds of respite care services and have a better understanding of which respite care to utilize for their needs. Preregistration is required. Call 844-373-4400 to register and receive the Zoom link. Thank you to our Sponsor:

A Caregiver’s Journey: My Three Lessons (Zoom)

Join our conversation with Ben Allen, former care partner and educator for AlzOC, as he shares insightful perspectives from his caregiving journey, and offers practical tips for friends and family of loved ones experiencing memory loss and other cognitive changes. This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only

Interfaith Service at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 8345 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA, United States

Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Light lunch after service provided. To RSVP, please contact Joan Walker at churchworkers@aol.com or at 714-292-6148

Nutrition for a Healthier Mind

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA, United States

The majority of Americans do not eat a diet that meets national dietary guidelines. This presentation will explore the importance of nutrition for optimal health and how to start making small changes to support our wellbeing. Come and learn what we can do to improve brain health through our gut! To register: Call 949-470-3062

Adjusting to Life After Caregiving (Life Goes On) (Zoom)

After caregiving has ended, many caregivers feel adrift and aimless, unsure how to feel or what to do next. Adjusting to life after caregiving involves understanding and accepting the contradictory experiences of grief and relief. In this class, learn tips on how to reorient yourself when caregiving ends. This class will be held via Zoom.

The Importance of Sleep for Cognition

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA, United States

Join this 1 hour presentation to learn how sleep affects the brain, how much sleep and what kind of sleep adults need for optimal health, and how to develop your own sleep hygiene for better brain function. To register: Call 949-470-3062

Brain Boot Camp: 2 Week Series (Zoom)

Join us for a fun, UCLA Longevity Center evidence-based, two session intensive course that teaches healthy brain lifestyles and enhances memory ability. Must attend both sessions. September 19th 12:00 – 1:00 PM September 26th 12:00 – 1:00 PM Thank you to our Co-Host:

Sharpen Your Mind! Memory Tips & Teasers

OASIS Senior Center 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar, CA, United States

Join this fun and interactive session to learn some strategies to practice improving memory and ways to maximize brain health. Come play along and challenge your brain! RSVP Required. Call to RSVP: 949-644-3244

The Role of Physical & Mental Exercise

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA, United States

Research shows that active people are at lower risk of cognitive decline. Discover how small changes can make a big impact in this 1 hour presentation on reducing cognitive decline through mental and physical stimulation. To register: Call 949-470-3062

“How do I decide?” Navigating Carepartner Decisions (Zoom)

Becoming the primary decision maker for a loved one can be a daunting task. Join us as we explore what goes into making major decisions from driving to considering when is the right time to increase care. This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only (call in). If

Let’s Go to the Spa: Tips for Bathing Resistance (Zoom)

Assisting loved ones with cognitive changes with bathing or showering can be one of the most challenging tasks that care partners do. Come join our discussion of helpful strategies and tips for assisting with bathing and make this time a more positive and less stressful activity for you and for your loved one. This class

Interfaith Service at Laguna Country United Methodist Church

Laguna Country United Methodist Church 24442 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Woods, CA, United States

Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Light lunch after service provided. To RSVP, please contact Joan Walker at churchworkers@aol.com or at 714-292-6148

Alzheimer’s OC Annual Gala 2023

AV Irvine 16500 Scientific, Irvine, CA, United States

The glamour and excitement of gala is back with a whole new spin. Mark your calendar and be a part of a one-of-a-kind evening featuring a performance from Grammy Award winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell, a gourmet dinner, highly coveted auction items and more. This is a gala you won’t want to miss! November

Interfaith Service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 33501 Stonehill Drive, Dana Point, CA, United States

Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Light lunch after service provided. To RSVP, please contact Joan Walker at churchworkers@aol.com or at 714-292-6148