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

23 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-02-17T11:30:59-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

 

This workshop will help care partners of a person with dementia in mid-to-late stages to develop and participate in meaningful activities. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how participants can spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon th person’s remaning strenghts. 

Learning Objectives:

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

Registration is required. 

 

 

 

Meaningful Activities2020-02-17T11:30:59-05:00
15 Jul

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

2020-02-17T11:30:59-05:00

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 and Time:

Wednesdays – July 15, 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please call Intake at 416-322-6560

 

 

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-02-17T11:30:59-05:00
29 May

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

2020-02-17T11:30:57-05:00

 

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 and Time:

Fridays – May 29, June 5, 12 and 19 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please call Intake at 416-322-6560

 

 

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-02-17T11:30:57-05:00
23 May

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP – 2 Full Days)

2020-02-17T11:30:56-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health 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 – May 23 and 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

 

 

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP – 2 Full Days)2020-02-17T11:30:56-05:00
7 May

First Steps (4 Sessions)

2020-02-17T11:30:55-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare 

 

This 4 session workshop is for people in the early stage of dementia and their care partners. It explores issues such as:

  • Assessing and managing day-to-day risks (such as driving, getting lost and money management)
  • Advance Care Planning (preparing for a time when you are not able to make decisions about your care)
  • Brain Health and a detailed look at changes to the brain
  • Identifying and managing stress

Dates and Time:

Thursdays – May 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration and short pre-screening is required. 

 

 

 

 

First Steps (4 Sessions)2020-02-17T11:30:55-05:00
23 Apr

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2020-02-17T11:30:54-05:00

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 Training2020-02-17T11:30:54-05:00
18 Apr

Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP – 2 Full Days)

2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

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:

Saturdays – April 18 and 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP – 2 Full Days)2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00
14 Apr

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

2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

 

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 and Time:

Tuesdays – April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please contact Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to or at 416-985-5752

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00
9 Apr

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

2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

 

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 and Time:

Thursdays – April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please contact Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to or at 416-985-5752

 

 

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00
9 Apr

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

 

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 Training2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

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