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Increase your knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease by taking a course, webinar, or workshop online or in-person.

29 Nov

Knowledge 2 Action (K2A): Supporting Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00

This workshop is for health care providers and staff who provide direct care to people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This workshop offers the participants an opportunity to build on and practice skills gained from dementia training programs (such as U-First!). Through a case study approach, participants will have an opportunity to work as a team and develop a supportive action plan for persons living with dementia who are experiencing responsive behaviours.

This workshop will use case studies to help you:

  • Deepen your understanding and ability to apply the U-First! & PIECES Framework
  • Increase the wellbeing and quality of life of people with dementia experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for you and for others on the team
  • Enhance collaboration within the care team to develop and implement supportive strategies
  •  Learning Objectives:

    • Recall the behavioural and psychological impact(s) of dementia
    • Describe the 7 Domains of Well Being
    • Recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual 
    • Develop person-centred support strategies
    • Develop a supportive action plan as part of a team

    Pre-requisites:

    Participants must have completed either ONE of the following:

    • U-First! Basics
    • Dementia Care Training Program /ODCTP
    • PIECES

    Training will be online using Zoom, registration is required.

     

     

    Knowledge 2 Action (K2A): Supporting Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00
    25 Nov

    U-First! ® Advanced – ONLINE

    2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00

    U-First!® Advanced is a new education program for health care staff  who provide direct care, who have already taken U-First!®  and want to enhance their skills and ability to apply the U-First!® Framework.

    This 6 hour education program will help you to:

    • Deepen your understanding and ability to apply the U-First! Framework
    • Improve collaboration among all members of the team, including care partners
    • Increase the wellbeing of people experiencing behaviour changes
    • Reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for you and for others on the team

    Dates and time: 

    Friday, November 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping of course materials. 

    Training will be presented using Zoom. 

    Who should attend?

    U-First!® Advanced is for healthcare professionals who have previously taken part in a U-First!® Basics for Healthcare Providers or U-First!® Online course and want to enhance their skills and ability to apply the U-First!® Framework.

    Health care and other service providers with a direct role in supporting people experiencing behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment in a variety of settings (e.g. Support Workers, Dietary staff, Recreation staff, Housekeeping, Developmental Service Workers, Adult Day Program staff). 

    Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the training requirements.

     

     

    U-First! ® Advanced – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00
    24 Nov

    Webinar: Connecting and supporting family/friend care partners in LTC through communication (for Healthcare Professionals)

    2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00

    This presentation in collaboration with our Toronto Central Psychogeriatic Resource Consultant partners will explore the following areas:

    • How we can better communicate with family/friend care partners
    • Reflect on how caregivers experience the transition to a long-term care home
    • Understand how family relationships can ultimately influence interactions with health care providers.
    • Strategies to improve communication will be introduced and modelled to participants for future use.

    For Health Care Professionals

    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: Connecting and supporting family/friend care partners in LTC through communication (for Healthcare Professionals)2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00
    12 Nov

    U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

    2022-09-27T12:31:25-04:00
    U-First!®  for Healthcare Providers supports health care and other service providers who work with people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  U-First!® builds on existing curriculum and encourages learners to make lifelong learning a goal.  The vision is to provide every member of the care team with consistent education on key skills and best care practices.  It sets the stage for common knowledge, language for communicating with all members of the care team (including informal care partners), and a comprehensive approach to care.
     
    This program is for personal support workers and other front-line health care workers (including dietary, rehabilitation and social service staff, activationists, nurses, and health care students).

     
    We highly recommend that you take Dementia Foundations prior to registering to this course. 

     
    Training date and time:
     
    Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
     
    Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping cost for materials (please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time)
    Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
    U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:25-04:00
    10 Nov

    Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Resarch – ONLINE

    2022-09-27T12:31:25-04:00
     
    This workshop will review major milestones in Alzheimer’s Disease research and summarize trends in ongoing research happening worldwide.
     
    Workshop for everyone, it will be presented using Zoom. 
     
    Registration is required to receive the link.
     
    Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Resarch – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:25-04:00
    9 Nov

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

    2022-09-27T12:31:24-04:00

    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: Wednesdays – November 9, 16, 23 and 30

    Time: from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    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) – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:24-04:00
    8 Nov

    U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

    2022-09-27T12:31:24-04:00
    U-First!®  for Healthcare Providers supports health care and other service providers who work with people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  U-First!® builds on existing curriculum and encourages learners to make lifelong learning a goal.  The vision is to provide every member of the care team with consistent education on key skills and best care practices.  It sets the stage for common knowledge, language for communicating with all members of the care team (including informal care partners), and a comprehensive approach to care.
     
    This program is for personal support workers and other front-line health care workers (including dietary, rehabilitation and social service staff, activationists, nurses, and health care students).
     
    We highly recommend that you take Dementia Foundations prior to registering to this course. 
     
    Training date and time: (you must attend both days to complete the training)
    Tuesdays – November 8 and 155 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
     
    Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping cost for materials (please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time)
     
    Program is presented using Zoom. Registration is required. 
     
    Registration deadline is October 31
     
     
    U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:24-04:00
    8 Nov

    Webinar: Overview of Young Onset Dementia (for health care professionals)

    2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00

    Enhance your knowledge of young onset dementia with an overview, the unique challenges faced by the person and their families and opportunities to support someone who is living with young onset dementia. 

    For family caregivers related to a person living 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: Overview of Young Onset Dementia (for health care professionals)2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00
    7 Nov

    U-First!® for Care Partners

    2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00

    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 Mondays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 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 Partners2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00
    7 Nov

    Webinar: Meaningful Activities (for Healthcare Professionals)

    2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00

    Learn the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members. Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia. Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia.

    For Health Care Professionals

    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: Meaningful Activities (for Healthcare Professionals)2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00

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