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

22 Jan

Webinar: Enhancing Family Dynamics

2019-11-19T02:21:06-05:00

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.

Use your computer, internet connection and phone to participate in a live presentation.

To REGISTER: Go to our NEW 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 Dynamics2019-11-19T02:21:06-05:00
7 Jan

Dementia Care Training Program (4 sessions)

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

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)

Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Dementia Care Training Program (4 sessions)2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
19 Dec

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
12 Dec

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
7 Dec

Behavioural Support Training Program (2 Full Days)

2019-11-19T02:21:04-05:00

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP) builds on the person-centred dementia care concepts introduced in DCTP by focusing on interactive activities, hands-on exercises and group discussion.

You will learn to further improve your skills in caring for people with responsive behaviours related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. You will also learn how to develop action plans to problem-solve responsive behaviours and will learn communication approaches to successfully address responsive behaviour.

Learning Objectives:

By taking this course you will learn:

  • To acknowledge, understand and focus on supporting clients with responsive behaviours
  • How to construct and demonstrate individualized communication approaches
  • How to prioritize risk in decision making when managing behaviours
  • To create and implement an action plan for the purpose of problem solving around responsive behaviours

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Received DCTP or U-First!™ certification within the past 3 years, AND
  • Some work experience caring for people with dementia (professional, placement, or volunteer)

Dates and Time:

Saturdays – December 7 and 14 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Behavioural Support Training Program (2 Full Days)2019-11-19T02:21:04-05:00
5 Dec

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-11-19T02:21:04-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-11-19T02:21:04-05:00
29 Nov

Breaking Down Barriers: Dementia, Mental Illness, and Living Alone

2019-11-19T02:21:04-05:00

Event for Professionals only.

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto, in partnership with Michael Garron Hospital and the Ontario Brain Institute, invites professionals working in the field of dementia to a day of discussion and resource sharing.

This event will engage in a range of discussions including: 

  • Effective pharmaceutical management
  • Clients with a dual diagnosis of dementia and mental illness
  • Living alone with dementia
  • Toronto housing for seniors
  • Dementia investments at a grassroots level

This event is an exciting learning opportunity for health professionals and front-line workers to gain further insight on better ways to serve the complex needs of our clientele.

Continental Breakfast and Boxed Lunch will be provided (by RSVP only)

*Due to ongoing construction in the area, paid parking is extremely limited. Utilizing TTC is strongly encouraged.  

**Getting to Michael Garron Hospital: https://www.tehn.ca/your-visit/getting-here

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL.

IF YOU WISH TO BE IN THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL REMY AT rsookhai@alz.to

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program

Breaking Down Barriers: Dementia, Mental Illness, and Living Alone2019-11-19T02:21:04-05:00
23 Nov

Behavioural Support Training Program (2 Full Days)

2019-11-19T02:21:03-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Services

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP) builds on the person-centred dementia care concepts introduced in DCTP by focusing on interactive activities, hands-on exercises and group discussion.

You will learn to further improve your skills in caring for people with responsive behaviours related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. You will also learn how to develop action plans to problem-solve responsive behaviours and will learn communication approaches to successfully address responsive behaviour.

Learning Objectives:

By taking this course you will learn:

  • To acknowledge, understand and focus on supporting clients with responsive behaviours
  • How to construct and demonstrate individualized communication approaches
  • How to prioritize risk in decision making when managing behaviours
  • To create and implement an action plan for the purpose of problem solving around responsive behaviours

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Received DCTP or U-First!™ certification within the past 3 years, AND
  • Some work experience caring for people with dementia (professional, placement, or volunteer)

Dates and Time:

Saturdays – November 23 and 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Behavioural Support Training Program (2 Full Days)2019-11-19T02:21:03-05:00
22 Nov

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training

2019-11-19T02:21:03-05:00

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

COST: $75 (SOLD-OUT)

Registration is now full. If you want to be on the wait list, please call 416-640-6317. 

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training2019-11-19T02:21:03-05:00
21 Nov

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-11-19T02:21:03-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-11-19T02:21:03-05:00

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