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Events for Health-care Professionals

25 Mar

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00
U-First!®  for Healthcare Providers supports health care and other service providers who work with people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  U-First!® builds on existing curriculum and encourages learners to make lifelong learning a goal.  The vision is to provide every member of the care team with consistent education on key skills and best care practices.  It sets the stage for common knowledge, language for communicating with all members of the care team (including informal care partners), and a comprehensive approach to care.
 
This program is for personal support workers and other front-line health care workers (including dietary, rehabilitation and social service staff, activationists, nurses, and health care students).

 
We highly recommend that you take Dementia Foundations prior to registering to this course. 

 
Training date and time:
 
Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping cost for materials (please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time)
Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00
21 Mar

Webinar: Driving and Dementia

2023-01-27T20:19:24-05:00

Learn to recognize how dementia impacts driving ability, warning signs and how to support a person with dementia when they can no longer drive safely.

Intended audience: Care Partners related to person living with dementia.

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: Driving and Dementia2023-01-27T20:19:24-05:00
21 Mar

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2023-01-27T20:19:23-05:00
U-First!®  for Healthcare Providers supports health care and other service providers who work with people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  U-First!® builds on existing curriculum and encourages learners to make lifelong learning a goal.  The vision is to provide every member of the care team with consistent education on key skills and best care practices.  It sets the stage for common knowledge, language for communicating with all members of the care team (including informal care partners), and a comprehensive approach to care.
 
This program is for personal support workers and other front-line health care workers (including dietary, rehabilitation and social service staff, activationists, nurses, and health care students).
 
We highly recommend that you take Dementia Foundations prior to registering to this course. 
 
Training date and time: (you must attend both days to complete the training)
Tuesdays – March 21 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping cost for materials (please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time)
 
Program is presented using Zoom. Registration is required. 
 
Registration deadline is January 10
 
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2023-01-27T20:19:23-05:00
18 Mar

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE

2023-01-27T20:19:23-05:00

Dementia Foundations:  The first step in your dementia education journey.

This 3-hour course will provide you with a foundation of dementia, enabling you to enhance your knowledge in providing quality care for persons living with dementia.

By the end of this 3 hour course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe Person-Centered Care
  • Describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life
  • Recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour
  • Recall services and programs offered by the local Alzheimer Society for professionals, people living with dementia and their care partners

Learners are highly encouraged to take this course before registering for U-First! Basics or Palliative care to enhance the learning experience.

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.

 

 

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE2023-01-27T20:19:23-05:00
14 Mar

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE

2023-01-27T20:19:22-05:00

Dementia Foundations:  The first step in your dementia education journey.

This 3-hour course will provide you with a foundation of dementia, enabling you to enhance your knowledge in providing quality care for persons living with dementia.

By the end of this 3 hour course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe Person-Centered Care
  • Describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life
  • Recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour
  • Recall services and programs offered by the local Alzheimer Society for professionals, people living with dementia and their care partners

Learners are highly encouraged to take this course before registering for U-First! Basics or Palliative care to enhance the learning experience.

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.

 

 

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE2023-01-27T20:19:22-05:00
13 Mar

Brain Health (IN FARSI) -Online

2023-01-27T20:19:22-05:00
 
 
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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 using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the link to participate. 
Workshop is for Farsi speaking individuals, it will be presented using Zoom. 
 
Registration is required to receive the link.
 
Brain Health (IN FARSI) -Online2023-01-27T20:19:22-05:00
13 Mar

Lewy Body Dementia: An Overview (for Health Care Professionals) 1

2023-01-27T20:19:22-05:00

This webinar will guide health care professional through a review of Lewy Body Dementia. Learn about the signs and symptoms that are unique to Lewy Body Dementia, and the way in which the disease alters the brain. Supportive care strategies and treatments options that can be used to support someone living with Lewy Body Dementia will be discussed.

Workshop 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

 

 

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Lewy Body Dementia: An Overview (for Health Care Professionals) 12023-01-27T20:19:22-05:00
9 Mar

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2023-01-27T20:19:21-05:00

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:  March 9 and 16 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (You must attend both days to receive a certificate)
  
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.

 
Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2023-01-27T20:19:21-05:00
2 Mar

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2023-01-27T20:19:20-05:00

This 4-session series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Self-Care

Thursday ,Dec 1 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This session will discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation. 

Putting You First

Thursday, January 5 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This session will follow a U-FIRST approach to enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities for creating better balance in your life. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Thursday March 2 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2023-01-27T20:19:20-05:00
2 Mar

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – In Person

2023-01-27T20:19:19-05:00

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: (you have to attend full day to complete the training)
 
March 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

COST: $80
 
Location: 20 Eglinton Ave West, 16th Floor, Toronto

(northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, accross the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station, our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery)

This is an in-person workshop.
 
Registration is required
 

 



Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – In Person2023-01-27T20:19:19-05:00

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