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28 Mar

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00

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 – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
22 Mar

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00

Losing someone who had dementia can be a unique and complex experience for those who cared for them.

This presentation will explore these issues, identify various approaches to grief, and suggest ways for care partners to cope with loss.

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
17 Mar

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00

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 – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
15 Mar

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
 

The content of this solution-focused support group is driven by the participants, with an emphasis on the unique experiences and challenges of young carers (16 to 40 years old).

Group Objectives:

  • To enhance existing knowledge of dementia and/or mild cognitive impairment, including resources and supports available.
  • To share insights and experiences related to our personal caregiving journeys with peers in a supportive environment.​
  • To explore balancing caregiving with other areas of our lives, such as school, work, socializing, extra-curricular activities, and starting a family of our own.
  • To acquire strategies related to self-care and care for our loved ones. ​
  • To set the agenda and suggest topics for future discussion. 

Each group session will begin with a review of group rules and a short grounding exercise,  followed by a care-and-share.

Group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:30  pm of every month online using Zoom.  

Registration is required.

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
15 Mar

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE (for Care Partners)

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE (for Care Partners)2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
15 Mar

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

The TEACH (Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home) Program is a Reitman Centre caregiver program which consists of 4 weekly group sessions that are each 90 minutes long.

Learning objectives: 

  • Focus on common caregiving themes including; self-care, healthcare system navigation, relationship changes and future planning
  • Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills
  • Provides opportunity to share and learn from other care partners

Dates: Tuesdays – March 15, 22, 29 and April 5

Time: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

** Click HERE If you are interested in a future group dates or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation.

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
15 Mar

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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 – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
14 Mar

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

For family caregivers caring from a distance.

Explore some of the unique challenges and issues that can arise when caring from a distance, as well as identify the different ways caregivers can provide support and be involved in the person’s life.

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: Long Distance Caregiving2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
14 Mar

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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 – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
11 Mar

Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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 – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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