30 Jul

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:51-04:00

 

This educational workshop is for care partners of individuals living with dementia with a focus on looking at the lighter side of caregiving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore looking and living beyond the diagnosis
  • Create opportunities for joy and look at the lighter side of caregiving
  • Evaluate the benefits of humour and having a positive outlook
  • Assess the strategies and approaches for incorporating joy and humour into caregiving

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate. 

 

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:51-04:00
28 Jul

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:50-04:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic caregivers are experiencing both ongoing and new challenges; this drop-in virtual support group provides an opportunity for unpaid care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together via telephone or video chat 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 and challenges related to COVID-19
  • 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 Society of Toronto and in the community

Registration required; group will be held via Zoom and instructions will be provided prior to the group.

Tuesdays 1-2pm (until further notice)

 

 

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)2020-06-01T15:29:50-04:00
28 Jul

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:50-04:00

Join us for a 1-hour online session of Gentle Fitness with Jennifer online.

This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:50-04:00
23 Jul

Webinar: Enhancing Family Dynamics

2020-06-01T15:29:49-04:00

Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Dementia

Explore the major challenges and concerns that can arise for families caring for a person with dementia.

To REGISTER: Go to our online learning site at www.alzeducate.ca

Step 1: Access your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

Webinar: Enhancing Family Dynamics2020-06-01T15:29:49-04:00
21 Jul

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:49-04:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic caregivers are experiencing both ongoing and new challenges; this drop-in virtual support group provides an opportunity for unpaid care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together via telephone or video chat 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 and challenges related to COVID-19
  • 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 Society of Toronto and in the community

Registration required; group will be held via Zoom and instructions will be provided prior to the group.

Tuesdays 1-2pm (until further notice)

 

 

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)2020-06-01T15:29:49-04:00
21 Jul

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:48-04:00

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 – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:48-04:00
21 Jul

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:48-04:00

Join us for a 1-hour online session of Gentle Fitness with Jennifer online.

This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:48-04:00
16 Jul

Dementia 101 – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:48-04:00

This workshop will provide family caregivers with an overview of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrates the progression of the disease. 

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia. 

Topics:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the process of diagnosis and medications available
  • Develop a better, over-all understanding of dementia
  • Increase your knowledge of the stages and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Better the caregiver’s insight into the person with dementia (PWD)
  • Learn about community services and supports
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 
Dementia 101 – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:48-04:00
15 Jul

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:47-04:00

Join us for this online program!

Caring for a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges; by learning to be in full awareness of what is transpiring in the mind & body, one can shift the quality of all experiences. By practicing mindful living, you become more authentic in all of your actions. 

Learn the 5 Elements of the Mindfulness Self-Care Model, Mindfulness grounding techniques and supports, Meditation basics and enjoy a guided secular meditation followed by a group discussion. 

What is Mindfulness & Meditation?  Mindfulness means we are paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, to be in the present moment without judgement.  It is all about focus and awareness and is a powerful tool we can all use right now. Meditation is our personal practice of focusing the mind to achieve a mentally clear and calm state.  Guided meditation is a practice of relaxed concentration where you follow a narrator’s instructions relating to breath and imagery which are very valuable to our health and well being.

Session will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)2020-06-01T15:29:47-04:00
14 Jul

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:46-04:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic caregivers are experiencing both ongoing and new challenges; this drop-in virtual support group provides an opportunity for unpaid care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together via telephone or video chat 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 and challenges related to COVID-19
  • 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 Society of Toronto and in the community

Registration required; group will be held via Zoom and instructions will be provided prior to the group.

Tuesdays 1-2pm (until further notice)

 

 

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)2020-06-01T15:29:46-04:00

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