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Introducing a new pilot session for Behavioural Support Training Program

The Behavioural Supporal Training Program (BSTP) is the next step in the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s dementia care training.  It has been a successful program that has been running in an in person format.  In light of COVID-19, we have modified our BSTP program for Zoom and are ready to try it out.

When is the BSTP Zoom based pilot session?

Module 1: Thursday November 19, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Module 2: Thursday November 26, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Module 3: Thursday December 3, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Module 4: Thursday December 10, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm


All sessions will take place online on Zoom.  Pilot participants will receive a Zoom link to participate 2 days before the start of the course.


Who should take this course?

Front-line healthcare providers (such as personal support workers, dietary aides, activation and recreation staff, allied health) interested in furthering their skills and tools to support people living with dementia exhibiting responsive behaviours. 

Learners will obtain Behavioural Support Training Program certificate upon succesful completion of the program.

Program pre-requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Be currently working with someone living with dementia

Why should a healthcare provider take this course?

This training will build on previous learned theories and concepts and enable you to have a deeper understanding of the individuals you are caring for and gain additional skills to support them in a meaningful way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs)
  • Discuss when responsive behaviours requires intervention
  • Practice reflective skills and recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual
  • Practice verbal and written reporting skills
  • Demonstrate individualized communication techniques including validation to support positive interactions with a person with dementia.
  • Develop an action plan that will allow professionals to recommend and evaluate different non pharmacological approaches appropriate to the individual and their unique situation 

What is the format of the course?

The course is a blended format that includes the following:

  • Lecture-style PowerPoint presentation (course materials will be sent via email)
  • Videos
  • Small and large group creative exercises
  • Interactive discussions

What is the cost of the course?

In exchange for full participation and extensive feedback, there is no fee for the pilot of this delivery format. 

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of all requirements.

Registration is now CLOSED



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