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

23 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00

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 Activities2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00
15 Jul

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

2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00

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 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)2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00
8 Jul

CARERS Program (8 sessions)

2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00

This 8 – week program is for family caregivers of people with early and mid-stage dementia. An Accredited program of the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre CARERS Program, this is a fully integrated, comprehensive dementia care program that 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 deal with common challenging situations.

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 and Time – this is a 8-week program

Wednesdays – July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

There may be concurrent programming for your family member with dementia on-site. This will be confirmed at the time of your screening call.

Registration and a short pre-screening is required.

For more program information, please call Intake at 416-322-6560 or email Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions)2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00
2 Jul

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

2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00

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:

Thursdays – July 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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)2020-04-01T12:31:46-04:00
12 Jun

CARERS Program (8 sessions)

2020-04-01T12:31:44-04:00

 

This 8 – week program is for family caregivers of people with early and mid-stage dementia. An Accredited program of the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre CARERS Program, this is a fully integrated, comprehensive dementia care program that 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 deal with common challenging situations.

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 and Time – this is a 8-week program

Fridays – June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

There may be concurrent programming for your family member with dementia on-site. This will be confirmed at the time of your screening call.

Registration and a short pre-screening is required.

For more program information, please call Intake at 416-322-6560 or email Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions)2020-04-01T12:31:44-04:00
29 May

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

2020-04-01T12:31:42-04:00

 

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 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)2020-04-01T12:31:42-04:00
28 May

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2020-04-01T12:31:42-04:00

 

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. Space is limited.

 

 

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2020-04-01T12:31:42-04:00
23 May

Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP – 2 full days)

2020-04-01T12:31:42-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

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:

Saturday – May 23 and 30th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

 

Category: Health-care Professionals,Personal Support Workers,Education,Learn in a Classroom,DCTP,

Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP – 2 full days)2020-04-01T12:31:42-04:00
23 May

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP – 2 Full Days)

2020-04-01T12:31:41-04:00

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)2020-04-01T12:31:41-04:00
8 May

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training

2020-04-01T12:31:40-04:00

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

COST: $75 

 

 

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training2020-04-01T12:31:40-04:00

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