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Events for Health-care Professionals

10 Jul

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00

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: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Saturdays – July 10 and 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00
6 Jul

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)

2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00

 

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: (4 session training, you must attend all 4 dates to receive a certificate)

Tuesdays – July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00
6 Jul

Behavioural Support Training Program – zoom (2 Full Days ONLINE)

2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00

Programs Pre-Requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Be currently working with someone living with dementia

The Behavioural Supporal Training Program (BSTP) is the next step in the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s dementia care training.  This training will build on previous learned theories and concepts and enable you to have a deeper understanding of the individuals you are caring for and gain additional skills to support them in a meaningful way.

For front-line healthcare providers (such as personal support workers, dietary aides, activation and recreation staff, allied health) interested in furthering their skills and tools to support people living with dementia exhibiting responsive behaviours. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs)
  • Discuss when responsive behaviours requires intervention
  • Practice reflective skills and recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual
  • Practice verbal and written reporting skills
  • Demonstrate individualized communication techniques including validation to support positive interactions with a person with dementia.
  • Develop an action plan that will allow professionals to recommend and evaluate different non pharmacological approaches appropriate to the individual and their unique situation

Dates and Time (you must attend all 2 dates to complete the training):

Tuesdays – July 6 and 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

COST: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom.

 

Behavioural Support Training Program – zoom (2 Full Days ONLINE)2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00
19 Jun

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-05-17T14:59:03-04:00

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: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Saturdays – June 19 and 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-05-17T14:59:03-04:00
17 Jun

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:02-04:00

 

PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER and have attended either:

1. Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP) -OR

2. Dementia 101 series on Alzeducate  OR Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer Disease and other Dementia (check events calendar for dates)

Description

This training program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of frontline staff in caring for people with dementia using a palliative care approach.  This program focuses on promoting quality of life and comfort for individuals living with dementias and their families, with particular emphasis on late stage and end of life.  Participants will explore their own beliefs around dying and how it impacts care as well as examine what a palliative care approach means through a dementia lens.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define palliative care including its values and principles
  • Describe dementia as a terminal illness and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
  • Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
  • List some of the non-pharmacological strategies/therapies that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end of life dementia
  • Define advanced care planning in the context of dementia
Dates and Time: (you have to attend both days to complete the required training hours)
 
Thursdays – June 17 and 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 
 
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all requirements.
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
 

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:02-04:00
8 Jun

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:01-04:00

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
Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 8th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
COST: $75 

Registration is now full and has closed. Click here If you would like to be notified for the next training date.

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:01-04:00
8 Jun

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-05-17T14:59:01-04:00

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: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Tuesdays, June 8 and 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-05-17T14:59:01-04:00
3 Jun

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:01-04:00

 

PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER and have attended either:

1. Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP) -OR

2. Dementia 101 series on Alzeducate  OR Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer Disease and other Dementia (check events calendar for dates)

Description

This training program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of frontline staff in caring for people with dementia using a palliative care approach.  This program focuses on promoting quality of life and comfort for individuals living with dementias and their families, with particular emphasis on late stage and end of life.  Participants will explore their own beliefs around dying and how it impacts care as well as examine what a palliative care approach means through a dementia lens.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define palliative care including its values and principles
  • Describe dementia as a terminal illness and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
  • Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
  • List some of the non-pharmacological strategies/therapies that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end of life dementia
  • Define advanced care planning in the context of dementia
Date and Time: 
 
Thursday – June 3rd, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all requirements.
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
 
Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:01-04:00
1 Jun

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)

2021-05-17T14:59:00-04:00

 

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: (4 session training, you must attend all 4 dates to receive a certificate)

Tuesdays – June 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2021-05-17T14:59:00-04:00
28 May

Virtual Caregiver Education Forum

2021-05-17T14:58:59-04:00

The Scarborough Health Network (formerly The Scarborough and Rouge Hospital) in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is organizing  a virtual Caregiver Education Forum on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The event has been very well attended over the last couple of  years by caregivers of individuals living with dementia as well as healthcare providers. Our goal is to provide education and help caregivers access resources and supports in the community. The theme of this year’s event is “COVID-19 and Dementia”.

For this year’s event, we will have speakers presenting on topics that relate to the ongoing global pandemic, so that caregivers can better understand the intricacies of dementia care and take away strategies they can practice at home. We will also have community service agencies presenting on what their organizations offer to caregivers of people living with dementia. The event will cover the following topics:

TOPIC 1: Medical Management of Dementia During COVID-19, Dr. Tanya Pinto, Psychiatrist, SHN Birchmount Hospital

TOPIC 2: Keeping Active During COVID-19 for Person Living with Dementia and their Caregiver, Haley McTaggart & Chantel Costa, Recreation Therapists, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities

TOPIC 3: COVID-19 & Caring for a Person Living with Dementia, Kimberly Dilmohamed, Caregiver Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Toronto

We invite you to join us for a morning of networking and learning. There will be raffle prizes drawn after each speaker. 

Registration is required to attend. This event will be presented online using  Zoom,  link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

 

 

Virtual Caregiver Education Forum2021-05-17T14:58:59-04:00

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