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6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-02-17T11:30:59-05:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

This workshop is to help care partners identify theit 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

Registration is required. 

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience2020-02-17T11:30:59-05:00
23 Jun

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication

2020-02-17T11:30:58-05:00

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.

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

For family caregivers. Registration is required 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication2020-02-17T11:30:58-05:00
23 May

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP – 2 Full Days)

2020-02-17T11:30:56-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP) builds on the person-centred dementia care concepts introduced in DCTP by focusing on interactive activities, hands-on exercises and group discussion.

You will learn to further improve your skills in caring for people with responsive behaviours related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. You will also learn how to develop action plans to problem-solve responsive behaviours and will learn communication approaches to successfully address responsive behaviour.

Learning Objectives:

By taking this course you will learn:

  • To acknowledge, understand and focus on supporting clients with responsive behaviours
  • How to construct and demonstrate individualized communication approaches
  • How to prioritize risk in decision making when managing behaviours
  • To create and implement an action plan for the purpose of problem solving around responsive behaviours

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Received DCTP or U-First!™ certification within the past 3 years, AND
  • Some work experience caring for people with dementia (professional, placement, or volunteer)

Dates and Time:

Saturdays – May 23 and 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

 

 

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP – 2 Full Days)2020-02-17T11:30:56-05:00
23 Apr

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2020-02-17T11:30:54-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed 

Registration is required. 

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2020-02-17T11:30:54-05:00
18 Apr

Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP – 2 Full Days)

2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

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:

Saturdays – April 18 and 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP – 2 Full Days)2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00
9 Apr

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00

 

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.  

 

 

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2020-02-17T11:30:53-05:00
26 Mar

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2020-02-17T11:30:51-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

 

Registration is required. 

 

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2020-02-17T11:30:51-05:00
21 Mar

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)

2020-02-17T11:30:51-05:00

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:

Saturdays – March 21 and 28 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)2020-02-17T11:30:51-05:00
10 Mar

Education Night for Personal Support Workers and Frontline Healthcare Providers

2020-02-17T11:30:49-05:00

Event for Personal Support Workers and other Allied Health-care Providers.

Join us on Tuesday, March 10th for a special dinner presentation sponsored by Integracare.

Alzheimer’s Diseases is the type of dementia that most people have heard of, but there are many kinds.  When people think about dementia, often memory loss is what comes to mind but each kind of dementia comes with its own unique features and challenges to the caregiving role.  This presentation will provide current knowledge around non-Alzheimer’s Disease dementias, such as Frontal Temporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia and explore the implications for care.

Agenda:

5:15pm – Registration 

6:00pm to 6:45pm – Dinner

7:00pm to 8:00pm – Lecture

Registration is now FULL

 

Please contact Remy at 416-640-6317 or by email at rsookhai@alz.to if you wish to be in the wait list

 

Education Night for Personal Support Workers and Frontline Healthcare Providers2020-02-17T11:30:49-05:00
22 Feb

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training

2020-02-17T11:30:48-05:00

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

COST: $75

Registration is now full.

Please email  Remy at rsookhai@alz.to if you wish to be in the wait list.

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training2020-02-17T11:30:48-05:00

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