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Events for Family Caregivers

18 Mar

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00

This support group is full, Click here if you wish to be in the wait list. 

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences 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)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00
16 Mar

Webinar: Meaningful Activities

2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00

Learn the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members. Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia. Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia.

For Health Care Professionals

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: Meaningful Activities2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00
16 Mar

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic caregivers are experiencing both ongoing and new challenges; this drop-in virtual support group provides an opportunity for unpaid care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together via telephone or video chat to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences and challenges related to COVID-19
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and in the community

Registration required; group will be held via Zoom and instructions will be provided prior to the group.

Tuesdays 1- 2pm (until further notice)

 

 

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00
16 Mar

Gentle NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) Fitness – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00

This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

January 12th, 19th, 26th, 2021

February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2021

March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2021

 

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

You only need to register once to attend all event dates.

 

Gentle NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) Fitness – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00
16 Mar

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00

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.

For family caregivers related to 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
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00
16 Mar

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00

This support group is full,  Click here if you wish to be in the wait list.

This ongoing support group will provide an opportunity for spousal care partners to come together to support each other through caregiving experience.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • 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 and in the community
Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:31-05:00
15 Mar

Brain Health – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00

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

 

 

Brain Health – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00
14 Mar

Knitting and Friendship

2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00

 

Bring your needles and yarn and join fellow knitters as they work on their latest creations and share an appreciation for fibre art amongst an inclusive and friendly group. Facilitator, Dawn Juruc will encourage participants to “show and tell” the work they are completing! Participants are asked to bring their own knitting materials and work on their current knitting creations.

This program is in partnership with Neilson Park Creative Centre and funded by the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program.

Days and Times: Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates: Once weekly for 7 weeks (February 14 – 28)

February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

 

 

Knitting and Friendship2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00
11 Mar

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00

This support group is full,  Click here if you wish to be in the wait list.

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences 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)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00
11 Mar

Dementia 101 for Care Partners – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00

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 – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:30-05:00

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