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19 Oct

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

2021-07-24T12:31:22-04:00

Programs Pre-Requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Currently working with people living with dementia through professional, placement or volunteer experience

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 – October 19 and 26 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)2021-07-24T12:31:22-04:00
4 Sep

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-07-24T12:31:19-04:00

 

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)
 
Saturdays – September 4 and 11 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 – ONLINE2021-07-24T12:31:19-04:00
10 Aug

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience – ONLINE

2021-07-24T12:31:11-04:00

This workshop is to help care partners identify their sources of stress and develop coping strategies. The focus of the session will be on exploring the concept of resilience and ways to build care partner resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the different types of stress care partners may experience and develop coping strategies to deal with the stress
  • Increase awareness of the importance of self-care for the care partner
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community and where to seek those services
  • Describe the concept of resilience and why it is important for care partners
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience – ONLINE2021-07-24T12:31:11-04:00
29 Jul

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2021-07-24T12:31:07-04:00

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:
 
Thursday – July 29 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
COST: $75 

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. 

CLICK HERE if you want to be notified for the next GPA training.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2021-07-24T12:31:07-04:00
6 Jul

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

2021-07-24T12:30:58-04:00

Programs Pre-Requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Currently working with people living with dementia through professional, placement or volunteer experience

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)2021-07-24T12:30:58-04:00

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