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Events for Family Caregivers

8 Sep

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

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

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: Thursdays – September 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

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

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

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
30 Aug

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

Losing someone who had dementia can be a unique and complex experience for those who cared for them.

This presentation will explore these issues, identify various approaches to grief, and suggest ways for care partners to cope with loss.

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
29 Aug

Music Therapy with Justis

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

Music Therapy with Justis.

Come and enjoy an hour of live music, provided by Justis!

Justis is a Music Therapist with Miya Music Therapy. Join us for a Sing-A-Long with Justis and his guitar to popular oldies.

Mondays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

June 6, 13, 20 and 27
July 4, 11, 18 and 25
August 8, 15, 22, and 29

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, contact Recreation Therapist, Chantel Costa at ccosta@schcontario.ca  



 
 
Music Therapy with Justis2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
25 Aug

LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
Are you or a loved one part of the LGBTQI2S+ community and impacted by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be running a support group that will provide an opportunity for participants to share and learn with others in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Participants will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

The support group meet every last Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm using Zoom

For more information about the support group, please contact Curtis Larade (he/him) clarade@alz.to and/or Jennifer Code (she/her) jcode@alz.to
 
To register, CLICK HERE
LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
25 Aug

Webinar: Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

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

To REGISTER: Go to our online learning site at www.alzeducate.ca

Step 1: Access your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar 

 

Webinar: Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
23 Aug

Dementia 101 for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

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

For care partners related to a person living with dementia. 

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
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 


 

 

 

Dementia 101 for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
22 Aug

Music Therapy with Justis

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

Music Therapy with Justis.

Come and enjoy an hour of live music, provided by Justis!

Justis is a Music Therapist with Miya Music Therapy. Join us for a Sing-A-Long with Justis and his guitar to popular oldies.

Mondays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

June 6, 13, 20 and 27
July 4, 11, 18 and 25
August 8, 15, 22, and 29

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, contact Recreation Therapist, Chantel Costa at ccosta@schcontario.ca  



 
 
Music Therapy with Justis2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
22 Aug

Webinar: Residents’ Rights in Long-Term Care (For Care Partners)

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

This educational workshops aims to give care partners an overview of issues related to long-term care (LTC). The goal is for care partners to learn about how the decision for LTC could have an impact on them, understand the application process and to learn to cope with the transition. 

To REGISTER: Go to our ONLINE LEARNING site at www.alzeducate.ca
Step 1: Access your Options
Step 2: Create an Account
Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

Webinar: Residents’ Rights in Long-Term Care (For Care Partners)2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
18 Aug

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

This monthly drop-in support group will provide an opportunity for care partners of a parent living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Opportunity to share insights with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences 
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours) 
  • Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationship  
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto  

Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Support Group is presented using Zoom. 

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Tuesday prior to the session. Registration for the group is capped at 8 participants to ensure that all individuals attending the group have enough time to share. Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates** 

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
18 Aug

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

This 8-week online program is for spouse/partner of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in a long-term care home (LTC). 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 – August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 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.

** 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) – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

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