Education – Planning

Planning for the future is important to everyone, but it is even more important for those diagnosed with dementia and their families. Learn how you can prepare for what’s to come, and set the stage for critical conversations with your loved ones.

As the disease progresses, those with advanced dementia may not be able to express their desires or concerns. Addressing these important decisions early regarding supportive care at end of life will help family members and caregivers and assure that the wishes of the person with dementia are known.


Classes Offered

Legal and Financial Workshop Identify the steps to getting legal, financial and future care plans put in place.  Become familiar with future care options and legal and financial issues pertaining to dementia.  Presented by an elder law attorney.

End Game – Care, Prepare, and Connect: “End Game” Screening and Discussion: Join us for the film End Game, followed by a panel discussion about suffering and end of life ethics, accessing quality care and advance care planning. 

Being Mortal Screening and Conversation Cafe Join the national dialogue of the PBS FRONTLINE film, “Being Mortal”.  This groundbreaking film follows Dr. Atul Gawande as he explores the hopes of people facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them.

Advance Care Planning Learn how to record your wishes in the event you cannot speak for yourself, and how to start the conversation with loved ones and your doctor.  Learn what a Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is and what makes Advance Directives legal.

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

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,

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:

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

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.