Events for Family Caregivers

10 Dec

ROM Tour

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

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 Indu Shah at 416-640-3655 or ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
10 Dec

Webinar: Driving and Dementia

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

Recognize how dementia impacts driving abilities and exploring support strategies.

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: Assess your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

Webinar: Driving and Dementia2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
30 Nov

Monthly Mindfulness for Caregivers Group

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

This once a month group will offer family caregivers of person with dementia a chance to learn and practice mindfulness techniques in an open and relaxed environment. The goal is to be focused on the present moment while being gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental. There is no pressure on “getting it right.” Some commitment to practice outside of the group is expected and encouraged.

Learnig objectives:

  • Learn about mindfulness through short readings, brief lectures and interactive discussions
  • Practice and become comfortable with simple mindfulness techniques, while learning to be present in the moment in a non-judgemental way
  • Incorporate mindfulness into everyday life

Registration and pre-screening is required.

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

Monthly Mindfulness for Caregivers Group2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
26 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

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 more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
21 Nov

Webinar: Celebrating Special Occasions

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

Gain practical tips for planning special occasions and strategies to promote meaningful communication.

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 Occasions2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
18 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers 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 in the community

Registration is required. 

  

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
13 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers 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 in the community

Registration is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
12 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

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 more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
8 Nov

Living with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

This workshop is for people living with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and caregivers of people living with FTD.  The focus of the session will be on providing an overview of FTD and the differences between FTD and other dementias.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase knowledge of FTD and the differences between FTD and other dementias
  • Explore how FTD impacts individuals and families
  • Learn how to optimize cognitive health
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Registration and short pre-screening is required.

For more information, please call Erin Hawker-Budlovsky at 416-640-6323

 

Living with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
7 Nov

Horse Program

2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00

This is a 5-week program for people living with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers, created in partnership with the Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD).

In this program participants can expect to have direct interaction with a therapy horse, learning how to groom the horse, understand some basic body language of horses and gain insight in how the horse perceives and interacts with the world around them. Through the sights, sounds and feel of the horses, participants can re-connect with positive early life memories, or experience the deep joy and contentment that comes from caring for, and interacting with, animals.

Participants are not required to have experience with horses. Please wear comfortable clothing and fully enclosed footwear.

Please note: This program does not involve horseback riding. For more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655

Dates and time:

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

This program is generously sponsored by Woodbine Cares

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