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27 Sep

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

This ongoing support group will provide an opportunity for spousal care partners to come together to support each other through caregiving experience.

Participants will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationship
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet every last Monday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm online using Zoom.
 
This support group is full, Click here if you would like to be added in the wait list.
 

 

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
22 Sep

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

The focus of the session will be on exploring the concept of denial and anosognosia, how it impacts persons with dementia and their care partners, and strategies for assisting families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the concept of denial and anosognosia
  • Identify how denial impacts persons with dementia and their care partners
  • Explore behaviours and strategies for responding
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community
This workshop is for care partners of a person living with dementia
 
Registration is required to receive the link to participate.
 

 

 

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
16 Sep

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

This support group is full, Click here if you wish to be in the wait list. 

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
14 Sep

Self-Care for Care Partners – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

 

This interactive workshop is designed to help care partners caring for people living with dementia discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is self-care?
  • Common barriers preventing caregivers from practicing self-care
  • The benefits of self-care habits
  • Strategies, approaches and ideas on incorporating self-care into our daily schedule
  • Emotional hygiene and how to practice it
  • Creating a self-care plan and sticking to it
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.

 
Registration is required to receive the link to participate.

 

 
Self-Care for Care Partners – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
13 Sep

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

We currently have a wait list for this support group, Click here if you wish to be informed when a spot becomes available.

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with Lewy Body Dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interact with other group members caring for those with Lewy Body Dementia
  • Become familiar with the specific type of dementia
  • Opportunity for therapeutic support as well as education information
  • Share experiences and concerns and receive support from the group facilitator and other group members
Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
13 Sep

Self Care Series – ONLINE for Frontline Healthcare Professionals

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

In support of front line staff at this challenging time, in collaboration with Behaviour Support for Senior Program at TC-LHIN, we are offering a series of monthly Self Care sessions for staff from various health and community sectors.

This workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Grief and Loss:

Monday, September 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series – ONLINE for Frontline Healthcare Professionals2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
13 Sep

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)

2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00

For PSWs and other Health Care Professionals

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized dementia care training program.

This six-week program runs from September 13 to November 1

Webinars are on Week 1 and Week 5 (September 14th and October 14th) with the option to attend at 12:00pm or 8:00pm.(Eastern Time)

Cost: $80

Please visit www.alzeducate.ca for more information and requirements and to register online.

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)2021-06-22T12:31:06-04:00
11 Sep

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-06-22T12:31:05-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Saturdays – September 11 and 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-06-22T12:31:05-04:00
10 Sep

Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:05-04:00

 

Our peer-led support groups provide care partners with the opportunity to discuss both practical and emotional needs related to caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. These groups are facilitated by volunteers who have lived experience as care partners and have received training on group facilitation. Participants and peer facilitators decide on the focus and direction of the group. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease
  • Enhance care partner’s knowledge of the illness, available supports, and coping strategies. 
Group meet online every 2nd Friday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Evening option is also available. 
 
Registration and a short pre-screening is required before you could attend this support group.
 
This support group is full, click here if you wish to be in the wait list.
For more information about this support group, please contact Kim at kpanditharatne@alz.to

 

Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:05-04:00
9 Sep

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-06-22T12:31:05-04:00

This support group is full,  Click here if you wish to be in the wait list.

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-06-22T12:31:05-04:00

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