Education – Caregiver Strategies

Caring for someone who has dementia is an involved process. Our Caregiver Strategies classes and programs walk you through the essentials of how to best care for someone with memory loss, and train you on practical strategies and plans so you can feel equipped and ready to face the disease.

Classes Offered

Savvy Caregiver Express Training This program is an evidence-informed, 6-hour training provided over a 3-week period.  Caregivers will possess greater confidence and understanding of moderate-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Family Strategies 1-2-3 Attend one, two or all three of these classes designed to help families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.  

  • Caring Conversations –  Learn principles and practical techniques to communicate with those with memory loss.
  • Dementia-Related Behaviors – Identify common behavior changes, explore why they happen and what they mean.  Learn helpful tips to adjust and respond.
  • Meaningful Activities at Home Learn how to plan and do easy activities at home that enhance the time you spend together with your loved one with memory loss.
Aug 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Studies show that music significantly improves the quality of life for individuals with dementia. Learn what music therapy is, how it works, and why it benefits the brain so profoundly. We will discuss the impact of music on individuals with memory loss, and how music can be used to enhance the care provided to individuals[...]
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Savvy Caregiver Express program is an evidence-informed, 6 hour training provided over 3 weeks, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support. Participants should attend all sessions: August 10,17 & 24 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm[...]
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pseudobulbar affect, commonly known as PBA, is a lesser known neurological condition. It involves exaggerated emotional expression that doesn’t match how a person feels. Come learn more in this interactive virtual chat with Dr. Trinh of Irvine Clinical Research. Bring your questions!
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
There are many myths and misconceptions around Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Come hear about the most common myths surrounding dementia and separate fact from fiction! To register: or call (714) 480-7738 or email: Questions@tcmanor.com Thank you to our Sponsor:
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
What we often call “behaviors” in loved ones with dementia, can also be seen as communication attempts. Join us to find out how changing our perspective on changing behaviors can help us better understand our loved ones, and help them feel less anxiety and distress as their cognition changes. To register:  or call (714) 480-7738[...]
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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. To register:  or call (714) 480-7738 or[...]
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dementia Friend’s sessions have activities and discussions that cover the five key messages everyone should know about dementia, and inspire attendees to think of actions to take to make OC a memory-friendly community. Thank you to our co-host:
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Savvy Caregiver Express program is an evidence-informed, 6 hour training provided over 3 weeks, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support. Participants should attend all sessions: October 12,19 & 26 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm[...]

View our other classes and programs

Alzheimer’s Orange County (ALZOC®) offers hundreds of other classes and workshops for those with memory loss concerns, families, caregivers and the community. Browse our other classes here.