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.
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
For persons with dementia, the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays can be overstimulating and overwhelming, which can result in their discomfort and difficult situations. Learn how to make the holidays simple, yet special and appropriate for individuals with dementia. Modifying holiday traditions and managing unrealistic expectations also reduces stress for dementia caregivers as[...]
Jan 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chronic caregiver stress is known to negatively impact a person’s physical and mental health. Learn how to become a resilient care provider, which can preserve and restore your emotional and physical health while navigating the uncertainty of dementia caregiving. This course will provide six key strategies that reduce stress, enhance good health and build strength[...]
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lakeview Senior Center - Craft Room
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! The intended audience for this class is care partners only. Register here
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lakeview Senior Center - Craft Room
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. The intended audience for this class[...]
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lakeview Senior Center - Craft Room
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. The intended audience for this class[...]
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Feb 21 @ 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[...]
Feb 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Mar 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Belmont Village Senior Living
Sometimes we may not recognize when our older loved ones struggle with the basics of aging on their own. Join us to learn about common red flags that signal issues, how to approach the often difficult conversations, and find the best plan for optimizing well-being. Bring your questions! Presented by Dr. Dung Trinh, MD and[...]

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.