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

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
18 May

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

2021-04-12T12:32:49-04:00

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 partnersDates:

Tuesdays – May 18, 25, June 1 and 8

Time:

From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

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) – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:49-04:00
18 May

Webinar: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (for General Public)

2021-04-12T12:32:49-04:00

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

Webinar is for everyone.

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 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (for General Public)2021-04-12T12:32:49-04:00
10 May

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)

2021-04-12T12:32:47-04:00

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 May 10 to June 28

Webinars are on Week 1 and Week 5 (May 11 and June 17) with the option to attend at 12:00pm or 8:00pm.(Eastern Time)

Cost: $75

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

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)2021-04-12T12:32:47-04:00
8 May

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

2021-04-12T12:32:46-04:00

 

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 – May 8 and 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-04-12T12:32:46-04:00
5 May

U-First!® for Care Partners

2021-04-12T12:32:46-04:00

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. 

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.

Session dates are moved to Wednesdays, August 4, 11, and 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

CLICK HERE if you are interested to register.

 

U-First!® for Care Partners2021-04-12T12:32:46-04:00
30 Apr

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:45-04:00

Training for personal support workers or front-line health-care providers.

GPA Basics is a 4 module evidence-based education session designed for team members who care for older adults who display responsive behaviours associated with dementia. The GPA curriculum will educate staff on how to use a person-centred, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach and to respond respectfully, with confidence and skill to responsive behaviour associated with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behaviour response
  • Apply emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviours
  • Demonstrate suitable and respectful techniques to use in situations of risk
Date and Time:
Friday – April 30th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
COST: $75 

Training will be online using Zoom. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. CLICK HERE IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED FOR NEXT TRAINING DATES

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:45-04:00
28 Apr

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)

2021-04-12T12:32:44-04:00

 

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: (4 session training, you must attend all 4 dates to receive a certificate)

Wednesdays – April 28, May 5, 12 and 19 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2021-04-12T12:32:44-04:00
27 Apr

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE

2021-04-12T12:32:44-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:44-04:00
23 Apr

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

2021-04-12T12:32:43-04:00

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:

Fridays – April 23, 30, May 7 and 14

Time:

From 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

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) – ONLINE2021-04-12T12:32:43-04:00

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