Dementia & Driving
Driving is a complex activity that requires quick thinking and reactions, good perception and split second decision making. Holly Pobst of the Alzheimer’s Association will help you understand the warning signs of unsafe driving learn tips in easing the transition from driver to passenger and recognize approaches to finding a balance between independence and safety. The free presentation takes place 6pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 4 at the San Marcos Senior Center (111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos). Register at alz.org/sandiego.
Serving Those Who Serve
Wellness fair for veterans, active duty, and their families. An evening of meaningful conversation about the importance of wellness and what is being done to eliminate the sigma associated with mental illness. Free on-site childcare provided and complimentary entrance into the museum. This event takes place 5:30 to 8:00pm on Tuesday, March 4 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum (2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, 92101). Registration required at www.servingthosewhoserve.eventbrite.com
Advance Care Planning Seminar
Free seminar provides an overview of the planning process and shares basic tools to help you define health care choices and goals of care and cover tips for selecting an appropriate health care agent. As part of this seminar, we will discuss Sharp’s Advanced Care Planning Service, a free one-on-one counseling service available to any adult, regardless of age or health status. This event will take place from 10 to 11:30am on Thursday, March 6 at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center (9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa). Register at 1-800-827-4277
The Basics: An Orientation Dementia & Memory Loss
Designed for families and caregivers new to living with and caring for someone with memory loss. Following the presentation, attendees have an opportunity to ask questions to the professionals and get connected to community resources. The free presentation takes place 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 6 at the Alzheimer’s Assocation Education Room (6632 Convoy Court, San Diego). Register at (800) 272-3900 or online at alz.org/sandiego.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the difference between normal aging and the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease during a presentation from 1:15 to 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 6, at the Vista Library (700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista). Register at (800) 272-3900 or online at alz.org/sandiego
Half Day Caregiver Conference
Learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia from local experts who will give you the information you need when facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. This free event is from 8 am to 12pm on Saturday, March 8 at the Scripps Memorial Center Schaetzel Center (9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla). Register at 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/sandiego
Maximizing Your Brain Health
The health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do. Learn more about the things you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. The presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association takes place from 1 to 2pm on Tuesday, March 11, at the Peninsula Family YMCA (4390 Valeta Street, San Diego). Register at (800) 272-3900 or online at alz.org/sandiego
Addressing Behavior Through Compassionate Communication
A class for families and caregivers to learn tips for effective communication and techniques for coping with behaviors such as wandering, shadowing, anxiety and agitation. This free class is from 10am to 12pm. on Wednesday, March 12, at the Alzheimer’s Association Education Room(6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, 92111). Registration required. Call 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/sandiego
Communicating with your Loved Ones
Do you find it challenging to communicate with someone you are providing care for? Learn techniques and strategies on how to communicate more effectively and address more difficult topics. This free class is from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church (2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, 92107). Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277
Make the Best of Your Options
Presented by the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego. Resource fair and presentations to help you understand your caregiving options. This FREE event will take place from 8:30am to 12:30pm on Thursday, March 13 at the First United Methodist Church (2111 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, 92108). Registration required. Register at www.sharp.com/classes or call at 1-800-827-4277
Caregiver Class: Homeward Bound
Free class that covers care options have being discharged, reducing risk of falls, providing proper nutrition and understanding medications. This class is from 3 to 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 19 at the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Nellie Barrington Room (751 Medical Center Ct., Chula Vista). Registration not required.
Maximizing Your Brain Health
The health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do. Learn more about the things you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. The presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the South Bay Glenner Memory Care Center Family Room (280 Saylor Drive, Chula Vista, 91910). Register at (800) 272-3900.
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage – 2 Part Series
Helpful strategies for providing safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. This series takes place from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Monday, March 24 and Monday, March 31 at the Alzheimer’s Association Education Room (6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, 92111). Register at www.alz.org/sandiego or call at 1-800-272-3900.
Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Dementia
Learn directly from legal and financial professionals on getting the right paperwork in place for decision making and planning for the future. This event takes place 10am to 12pm on Wednesday, March 26 at the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Board Room (201 South Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon 92020). Register at www.alz.org/sandiego or call at 1-800-272-3900
Learn about the legal and financial issues related to caregiving and making the most of your doctor visits. Join other family caregivers in three FREE event taking place 5 to 7:30pm Wednesday, March 26 at the Chula Vista Library (365 F Street, Chula Vista). Register at 1-800-827-1008.
Why they Do The Things They Do: Answers for Caregivers
Free seminar for family caregivers. Hear from experts in the field of geriatric psychiatry and learn how to prepare, understand, and cope with dementia-related behaviors. This event takes place 9 to 11am on Thursday, March 27 at the Bonita Golf Club (5540 Sweetwater Road, Bonita). Registration required. Call at 1-888-636-5677
Conversations about Dementia
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Designed to help families talk openly about challenging and often uncomfortable topics surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia. This class is from 10 to 11am on Tuesday, April 8 at the Alzheimer’s Association (6632 Convoy Court, San Diego). Register at www.alz.org/sandiego or call 1-800-272-3900.