Events that require registration to attend

6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

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 Resilience2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
23 Jun

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

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 Communication2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
18 Jun

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and/or care partners of people living with MCI. The focus of the session will be on providing an overview of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia
  • Explore how MCI impacts individuals and families
  • Learn how to optimize cognitive health
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services n the community

Registration is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
16 Jun

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

For care partners of individuals living with dementia in mid-to-late stages. Explore the concept of ambiguous loss, develop coping strategies and gain understanding of feelings of grief when caring for a person with dementia. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of Ambiguous Loss
  • Recognize the uniqueness and complexity of Ambiguous Loss
  • Explore concepts for learning to live with Ambiguous Loss
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Registration is required.

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
11 Jun

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. Your ticket will be valid for the rest of the day so please feel free to explore the museum after the guided tour.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For information, please contact Remy at rsookhai@alz.to

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
3 Jun

Transitions in Dementia Care: Moving to a Long-Term Care Home

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This educational workshop aims to give care partners an overview of issues related to long-term care (LTC). The goal is for care partners to learn about how the decision for LTC could have an impact on them, understand the application process and  to learn to cope with the transition. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and discuss the dilemma for making the decision
  • Develop strategies in assessing a LTC home 
  • Learn about possible issues and decisions related to long-term care placement and caregiving options 
  • Learn strategies to prepare for the move into LTC 
  • Learn about community services and supports 

Registration is required. 

Paid parking available on-site

Transitions in Dementia Care: Moving to a Long-Term Care Home2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
2 Jun

Men’s Woodworking Workshop

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

This is an 8-week program where men living with early to mid-stage dementia can socialize and collaborate on woodworking projects or small repairs. Join us for two hours of hands-on activities in an informal context where you can meet other people, learn, and mentor in groups with other men.

Please note that experience with woodworking is not required to take part in the program.

Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Light refreshments are included.

Date: Tuesdays – June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14 and 21

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: Makerspace (Toronto Tool Library), 192 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5T 2CT

Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/snS3rXUuCmKGzqNE9 (North of Spadina and Queen St W, same building as the Centre for Social Innovation) 

Registration is required, space is limited.

For information, please contact Remy at 416-640-6317 or by email at rsookhai@alz.to

This program is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency for the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. 

Men’s Woodworking Workshop2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
28 May

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. Your ticket will be valid for the rest of the day so please feel free to explore the museum after the guided tour.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For information, please contact Remy at 416-640-6317 or rsookhai@alz.to

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
21 May

Dementia 101

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

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

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

Registration is required.

On-site paid parking available.

Dementia 1012020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
14 May

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour

2020-01-26T11:31:08-05:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. Your ticket will be valid for the rest of the day so please feel free to explore the museum after the guided tour.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For information, please contact Remy at 416-640-6317 or at  rsookhai@alz.to

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour2020-01-26T11:31:08-05:00

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