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Events that require registration to attend

8 Sep

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

The TEACH (Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home) Program is a Reitman Centre caregiver program which consists of 4 weekly group sessions that are each 90 minutes long.

Learning objectives: 

  • Focus on common caregiving themes including; self-care, healthcare system navigation, relationship changes and future planning
  • Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills
  • Provides opportunity to share and learn from other care partners

Dates: Thursdays – September 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

** Click HERE If you are interested in a future group dates or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation.

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
30 Aug

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

Losing someone who had dementia can be a unique and complex experience for those who cared for them.

This presentation will explore these issues, identify various approaches to grief, and suggest ways for care partners to cope with loss.

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
23 Aug

Dementia 101 for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

This workshop will provide care partners with an overview of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrates the progression of the disease. 

For care partners related to a person living with dementia. 

Topics:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the process of diagnosis and medications available
  • Develop a better, over-all understanding of dementia
  • Increase your knowledge of the stages and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Better the caregiver’s insight into the person with dementia (PWD)
  • Learn about community services and supports
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 


 

 

 

Dementia 101 for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
18 Aug

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

This monthly drop-in support group will provide an opportunity for care partners of a parent living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Opportunity to share insights with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences 
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours) 
  • Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationship  
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto  

Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Support Group is presented using Zoom. 

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Tuesday prior to the session. Registration for the group is capped at 8 participants to ensure that all individuals attending the group have enough time to share. Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates** 

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
18 Aug

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

This 8-week online program is for spouse/partner of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in a long-term care home (LTC). Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to address communication challenges.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates: Thursdays – August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

** If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation, please CLICK HERE

 

 

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
17 Aug

U-First!® for Care Partners

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

What is U-First!®  for Care Partners?

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Enhance well-being of care partners and of the person they are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First!® framework
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care. 
Session dates are on Wednesdays – August 17, 24, and 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • Learners will also be invited to take part in an evaluation to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.  In addition, a sample of participants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Evaluator. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

There is no cost for participants of U-First!® for Care Partners. 

Please note that there will be additional screening of all interested participants to ensure there is a fit between the program and participant.

 

U-First!® for Care Partners2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
16 Aug

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
 

The content of this solution-focused support group is driven by the participants, with an emphasis on the unique experiences and challenges of young carers (16 to 40 years old).

Group Objectives:

  • To enhance existing knowledge of dementia and/or mild cognitive impairment, including resources and supports available.
  • To share insights and experiences related to our personal caregiving journeys with peers in a supportive environment.​
  • To explore balancing caregiving with other areas of our lives, such as school, work, socializing, extra-curricular activities, and starting a family of our own.
  • To acquire strategies related to self-care and care for our loved ones. ​
  • To set the agenda and suggest topics for future discussion. 

Each group session will begin with a review of group rules and a short grounding exercise,  followed by a care-and-share.

Group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:30  pm of every month online using Zoom.  

Registration is required.

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
16 Aug

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00

Are you looking for a more in-depth experience of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)? The AGO is offering engaging small group virtual art talks for Alzheimer Society Toronto. The AGO will help you explore their collection through conversation, exchanging ideas and observations about the selected artworks. This is a one-hour virtual art talk hosted on Zoom. The program is designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The art talk is facilitated by an experienced AGO Art Educator and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

*please note, only 1 registration for each email address, you could then share your screen with however many people you wish to attend with you.

 

 

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
16 Aug

End of Life Care: Workshop for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
This workshop is for care partners of persons in the late stage of dementia. It provides an opportunity to discuss issues regarding changes in the late stage, approaching the End-of-Life, making difficult decisions for this stage, grief and the need to take care of yourself.
 
Workshop will be presented using Zoom, registration is required.
 
End of Life Care: Workshop for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:43-04:00
11 Aug

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:42-04:00

This monthly drop-in support group will provide an opportunity for care partners of a parent living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Opportunity to share insights with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences 
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours) 
  • Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationship  
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto 

Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Support Group is presented using Zoom. 

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Sunday prior to the session. Limited space available on a first come first serve registration. Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates** 

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:42-04:00

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