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

5 Mar

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – Zoom

2023-12-03T20:17:14-05:00

This 4-session series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

 

Self-Care

Tuesday, December 12th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation. 

Putting You First

Tuesday, January 9th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will follow a U-FIRST approach to enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities for creating better balance in your life. 

 

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, February 13th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address why some reactive behaviors may happen. We will discuss how hurtful or negative comments can affect us. We will review helpful strategies in building resilience for ourselves and ways to navigate these difficult conversations; increasing our sense of well-being.

 

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, March 5th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – Zoom2023-12-03T20:17:14-05:00
17 Feb

Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2023-12-03T20:17:11-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER and have attended either:
1. Dementia Foundations
2. Dementia 101 self paced module on AlzEducate
3. Dementia Overview – live session delivered via Zoom or AlzEducate (check our events calendar for dates)
4. Experience working with people with dementia

Description
This training program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of frontline staff in caring for people with dementia using a palliative care approach. This program focuses on promoting quality of life and comfort for individuals living with dementias and their families, with particular emphasis on late stage and end of life. Participants will explore their own beliefs around dying and how it impacts care as well as examine what a palliative care approach means through a dementia lens.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define palliative care including its values and principles
  • Describe dementia as a terminal illness and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
  • Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
  • List some of the non-pharmacological strategies/therapies that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end of life dementia
  • Define advanced care planning in the context of dementia

Date and Time: Saturday, February 17th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 
Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2023-12-03T20:17:11-05:00
16 Feb

Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – 20 Eglinton Ave. W

2023-12-03T20:17:10-05:00

 


Dementia Foundations: The first step in your dementia education journey.
 
This 3-hour course will provide you with a foundation of dementia, enabling you to enhance your knowledge in providing quality care for persons living with dementia.
 
By the end of this 3 hour course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe Person-Centered Care
  • Describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life
  • Recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour
  • Recall services and programs offered by the local Alzheimer Society for professionals, people living with dementia and their care partners

Learners are highly encouraged to take this course before registering for U-First! Basics or Palliative care to enhance the learning experience.



Workshop will be presented In-person. 
Address: 20 Eglinton Ave. W. 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8
(Northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, across the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery) 

Registration is required. 
Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 13th, 2024.

 
Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – 20 Eglinton Ave. W2023-12-03T20:17:10-05:00
13 Feb

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – Zoom

2023-12-03T20:17:10-05:00

This 4-session series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

 

Self-Care

Tuesday, December 12th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation. 

 

Putting You First

Tuesday, January 9th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will follow a U-FIRST approach to enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities for creating better balance in your life. 

 

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, February 13th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address why some reactive behaviors may happen. We will discuss how hurtful or negative comments can affect us. We will review helpful strategies in building resilience for ourselves and ways to navigate these difficult conversations; increasing our sense of well-being.

 

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, March 5th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – Zoom2023-12-03T20:17:10-05:00
13 Feb

TEACH (Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home) – 20 Eglinton Ave. West

2023-12-03T20:17:09-05:00

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, February 13th to March 5th

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Location: This program is offered IN-PERSON at the Alzheimer Society Toronto head office (20 Eglinton Avenue West)

 

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

Registration and an assessment appointment (in-person or via Zoom) are prerequisites. An Enhancing Care Clinician in the Social Work Department will contact you soon for your assessment.

 

TEACH (Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home) – 20 Eglinton Ave. West2023-12-03T20:17:09-05:00
10 Feb

Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2023-12-03T20:17:09-05:00

Dementia Foundations: The first step in your dementia education journey.
 
This 3-hour course will provide you with a foundation of dementia, enabling you to enhance your knowledge in providing quality care for persons living with dementia. 
 
By the end of this 3 hour course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe Person-Centered Care
  • Describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life
  • Recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour
  • Recall services and programs offered by the local Alzheimer Society for professionals, people living with dementia and their care partners

Learners are highly encouraged to take this course before registering for U-First! Basics or Palliative care to enhance the learning experience. 



Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 7th, 2024.

 
Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2023-12-03T20:17:09-05:00
7 Feb

CARERS Program – Spouses (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2023-12-03T20:17:08-05:00

This 8-week online program is for spouses supporting their spouse in the mid- to late-stage dementia. Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to address communication challenges.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates: Wednesdays – February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 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.

*Please note we offer a separate CARERS group exculsively for family members and friends who are not a spouse

If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation, please CLICK HERE

 

 

CARERS Program – Spouses (8 sessions) – ONLINE2023-12-03T20:17:08-05:00
1 Feb

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – In Person

2023-12-03T20:17:07-05:00

This 8-week online program is for spouses/partners of people with mid- to late-stage dementia. Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to address communication challenges.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates: Thursdays, February 1st to March 21st

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: the group will be held in person at 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor (Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s head office)

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

** If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation, please CLICK HERE

 

 

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – In Person2023-12-03T20:17:07-05:00
27 Jan

Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2023-12-03T20:17:06-05:00

Dementia Foundations: The first step in your dementia education journey.
 
This 3-hour course will provide you with a foundation of dementia, enabling you to enhance your knowledge in providing quality care for persons living with dementia. 
 
By the end of this 3 hour course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe Person-Centered Care
  • Describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life
  • Recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour
  • Recall services and programs offered by the local Alzheimer Society for professionals, people living with dementia and their care partners

Learners are highly encouraged to take this course before registering for U-First! Basics or Palliative care to enhance the learning experience. 



Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 24th, 2024.

 
Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2023-12-03T20:17:06-05:00
20 Jan

Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2023-12-03T20:17:05-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER and have attended either:
1. Dementia Foundations
2. Dementia 101 self paced module on AlzEducate
3. Dementia Overview – live session delivered via Zoom or AlzEducate (check our events calendar for dates)
4. Experience working with people with dementia

Description
This training program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of frontline staff in caring for people with dementia using a palliative care approach. This program focuses on promoting quality of life and comfort for individuals living with dementias and their families, with particular emphasis on late stage and end of life. Participants will explore their own beliefs around dying and how it impacts care as well as examine what a palliative care approach means through a dementia lens.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define palliative care including its values and principles
  • Describe dementia as a terminal illness and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
  • Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
  • List some of the non-pharmacological strategies/therapies that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end of life dementia
  • Define advanced care planning in the context of dementia

Date and Time: Saturday, January 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 
Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2023-12-03T20:17:05-05:00

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