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4 Aug

U-First!® for Care Partners

2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00

What is U-First!®  for Care Partners?

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Enhance well-being of care partners and of the person they are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First!® framework
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care. 
Session dates are on Wednesdays, August 4, 11, and 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • Learners will also be invited to take part in an evaluation to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.  In addition, a sample of participants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Evaluator. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

There is no cost for participants of U-First!® for Care Partners. 

Please note that there will be additional screening of all interested participants to ensure there is a fit between the program and participant.

U-First!® for Care Partners2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00
12 Jul

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00
28 Jun

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00
28 Jun

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00

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 last Monday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:53-04:00
23 Jun

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of  recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Please join our facilitator, Cathy Barrick from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, June 23

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00
17 Jun

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00
15 Jun

Advance Care Planning – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00
 
This workshop will review the importance of Advance Care Planning, and the steps involved in the process, in the case where one becomes mentally incapable of making their health care decisions.
 
Learning Objectives:• Understand what is Advance Care Planning and why it is important• Learn about the steps involved in Advance Care Planning• Understand what is a Substitute Decision Maker and how to appoint a Power of Attorney• Recognize what does capacity and incapacity mean in Ontario
 
Workshop is for care partners or family member of a person living with dementia.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.
 

Advance Care Planning – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00
15 Jun

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00

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

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
Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00
14 Jun

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:52-04:00
11 Jun

Dementia 102 – Communication – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:51-04:00

This presentation discusses changes in communication that occur in people with dementia and strategies to communicate and support the individual using a person- centered approach.

Learning Objectives: 

  •  Recognize different ways in which communication occurs
  •  Explain how communication changes in a person with dementia
  •  Describe strategies that can support communication with a person with dementia
  •  Recognize the benefits of validating a person’s feeling when trying to communicate
This workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

Dementia 102 – Communication – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:51-04:00

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