First Steps

Start with a memory screening or take a Living Well with Early Memory class to understand more about Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

If you have just received a diagnosis, learn what practical actions can be taken and what resources and tools are available every step of the way. Participate in special programs and support groups specifically for those with early memory loss that can help you, your partner or family member connect with others in similar situations and learn to deal with challenges.

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Classes and Programs Offered

Memory Screenings Alzheimer’s Orange County offers confidential memory screenings, a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. Please call 844-373-4400 to schedule a day and time most convenient for you.

Living Well With Early Memory Loss   A three-week supportive/educational group for people with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease, or another form of dementia.  You and your partner will meet with others in similar situations and learn how to deal with challenges. 

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[...]
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[...]
Mar 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[...]
Mar 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[...]

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.