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Events for Health-care Professionals

19 Apr

Learn-Empower-Appreciate-Discuss-Share (LEADS) Group for Frontline Care Providers ONLINE

2021-03-02T11:31:05-05:00
 
Pre-requisite: Must be a personal support worker or frontline healthcare provider.
 
This group provides an opportunity for Frontline Care Providers to come together and build on their knowledge of dementia and caregiving related topics.
The group also enables participants to connect with each other to share experiences, challenges and strategies while providing care for people living with dementia.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about dementia and helpful frameworks in providing care for people living with dementia
  • Share perspectives and insights on how to support clients with dementia
  • Opportunity to discuss approaches pertaining to client care and self-care
  • Create a network of team support with other Frontline Care Providers
  • Receive updated information about dementia and AST programs and services
Dates and Time:
 
Mondays – April 19, 26, May 3, 10 and 17 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
 
Participants will meet online using Zoom.
 
Registraton required to receive the link to participate.
 

Learn-Empower-Appreciate-Discuss-Share (LEADS) Group for Frontline Care Providers ONLINE2021-03-02T11:31:05-05:00
15 Apr

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

2021-03-02T11:31:04-05:00

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)

Thursdays – April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2021-03-02T11:31:04-05:00
13 Apr

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2021-03-02T11:31:03-05:00

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 must attend both days to complete the training)
Tuesdays – April 13 and 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

COST: $75 

Training will be online using Zoom. 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2021-03-02T11:31:03-05:00
10 Apr

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

2021-03-02T11:31:02-05:00

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

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-03-02T11:31:02-05:00
9 Apr

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

2021-03-02T11:31:02-05:00

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):

Fridays – April 9 and 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

COST: $75

Training will be presented online using Zoom.

 

Behavioural Support Training Program – zoom (2 Full Days ONLINE)2021-03-02T11:31:02-05:00
7 Apr

Advances in Dementia Research

2021-03-02T11:31:01-05:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is pleased to announcement a special guest presentation for the general public.  There has been a lot happening the in the world of dementia research both with respect to understanding the various diseases that cause dementia as well treatment avenues. Learn about the latest advances in dementia research particularly around diagnostic tests and available treatments that are both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Carmela Tartaglia

Dr. Tartaglia is a cognitive-behavioral neurologist at the UHN Memory Clinic where she sees patients with neurodegenerative diseases and persistent-symptoms of concussion. She is a scientist at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases where she uses a multi-modal approach for biomarker discovery to facilitate diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases.

Virtual presentation using Zoom. Registration is required to receive the link.

 

 

Advances in Dementia Research2021-03-02T11:31:01-05:00
5 Apr

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)

2021-03-02T11:31:00-05:00

For PSWs and other Health Care Professionals

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized dementia care training program.

This six-week program runs from April 5 to May 17

Webinars are on Week 1 and Week 5 (April 6 and May 6) with the option to attend at 12:00pm or 8:00pm.(Eastern Time)

Cost: $75

Please visit www.alzeducate.ca for more information and requirements and to register online.

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)2021-03-02T11:31:00-05:00
22 Mar

Music Project Orientation Session for Healthcare Professionals – ONLINE

2021-03-02T11:30:56-05:00

This orientation session will provide healthcare professionals with an in-depth understanding of the Alzheimer Society Music Project, the benefits of personalized music, and how to make referrals to the program. Registration is open to healthcare professionals in the M postal code. 

Please contact Nadia Aftab, Music Project Coordinator, at naftab@alz.to to register.

Presentation will be ONLINE using Zoom.

Music Project Orientation Session for Healthcare Professionals – ONLINE2021-03-02T11:30:56-05:00
18 Mar

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions

2021-03-02T11:30:55-05:00
 
In support of front line staff at this challenging time, in collaboration with Behaviour Support for Senior Program at TC-LHIN, we are offering a series of monthly Self Care sessions staff from various health and community sectors, to 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.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Working as a Team:

Thursday, January 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will highlight the various external care partners and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the lives of residents living with dementia in long-term care homes.

Working with Anxious Caregivers:

Thursday, February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

This session will explore the role of Family/Friend Caregivers in Long-Term Care homes. We will examine the many challenges confronting these essential partners, given the pandemic, and how to best support them at this time. 

Grief and Loss:

Thursday, March 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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.

 

 

 

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions2021-03-02T11:30:55-05:00
10 Mar

Webinar: Driving and Dementia

2021-03-02T11:30:50-05:00

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 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 Dementia2021-03-02T11:30:50-05:00

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