Events for Family Caregivers

6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

This workshop is to help care partners identify theit sources of stress and develop coping strategies. The focus of the session will be on exploring the concept of resilience and ways to build care partner resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the different types of stress care partners may experience and develop coping strategies to deal with the stress
  • Increase awareness of the importance of self-care for the care partner
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community and where to seek those services
  • Describe the concept of resilience and why it is important for care partners

Registration is required. 

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
29 Jun

Webinar: Celebrating Special Occasions

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

Explore the unique challenges of celebrating holidays and special occasions. Gain practical planning tips, including strategies to promote meaningful communication with person with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of dementia-related changes that may lead to feelings of loss for family and friends during holidays and special occasions
  • Plan special occasions that respect the changing abilities of the person with dementia
  • Develop strategies for meaningful communication with the person with dementia

For family caregivers.

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: Celebrating Special Occasions2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
24 Jun

Dementia 101

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

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

Topics:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the process of diagnosis and medications available
  • Develop a better, over-all understanding of dementia
  • Increase your knowledge of the stages and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Better the caregiver’s insight into the person with dementia (PWD)
  • Learn about community services and supports

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

To register, please call TPL – Parliament St. Branch at 416-393-7663

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23 Jun

Brain Health

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

This interactive presentation discusses the risk factors of dementia and how healthy lifestyle changes can help improve and maintain the health of the brain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some of the research findings on reducing risk of developing dementia
  • Recognize how lifestyle plays a role in a person’s risk of developing dementia
  • Commit to take action to reduce the risk of developing dementia

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

To register, please call TPL – Mt. Pleasant Branch at 416-393-7737

 

 

Brain Health2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
23 Jun

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support

For family caregivers. Registration is required 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
18 Jun

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and/or care partners of people living with MCI. The focus of the session will be on providing an overview of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia
  • Explore how MCI impacts individuals and families
  • Learn how to optimize cognitive health
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services n the community

Registration is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
16 Jun

Young Carers Support Group

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

The content of the support group is driven by the participants with an emphasis on concerns experienced by carers 16-35 years old. Some sessions will be held in-person, and some will be offered through an online platform.

Participants are encouraged to speak about issues of importance to them and to suggest topics for future discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a safe environment for young caregivers to explore issues related to caring for someone with dementia or MCI
  • Enhance caregiver’s knowledge of the illness, available supports and coping strategies

Group meet every 3rd Tuesday of every month either in person or online:

In person meet at Yonge and Eglinton office

Online: using ZOOM

Use your computer, internet connection and phone to participate in a live support group using ZOOM for online sessions. 

This support group is FREE, registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For information or to register, call Intake at 416-322-6560

Young Carers Support Group2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
11 Jun

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. Your ticket will be valid for the rest of the day so please feel free to explore the museum after the guided tour.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For information, please contact Remy at rsookhai@alz.to

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
11 Jun

Webinar: Meaningful Activities

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

This workshop will help family caregivers to develop and participate in meaningful activities with their family member or friend with dementia.

The goal is to provide practical ideas on how to spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon the person’s remaining strengths. 

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: Meaningful Activities2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
4 Jun

Brain Health

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

This interactive presentation discusses the risk factors of dementia and how healthy lifestyle changes can help improve and maintain the health of the brain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some of the research findings on reducing risk of developing dementia
  • Recognize how lifestyle plays a role in a person’s risk of developing dementia
  • Commit to take action to reduce the risk of developing dementia

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

To register, please call TPL Woodside Square Branch – 416-396-8979

 

 

Brain Health2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

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