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Events that require registration to attend

23 Aug

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00
19 Aug

Dementia 101 for Care Partners – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00
17 Aug

End of Life Care: Workshop for Care Partners – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00
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 – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00
10 Aug

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:06-04:00
4 Aug

U-First!® for Care Partners

2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00

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 4, 11, and 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 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 Partners2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00
28 Jul

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of  recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Please join our facilitator, Cathy Barrick from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, July 28

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00
27 Jul

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00

This educational workshop is for care partners of individuals living with dementia with a focus on looking at the lighter side of caregiving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore looking and living beyond the diagnosis
  • Create opportunities for joy and look at the lighter side of caregiving
  • Evaluate the benefits of humour and having a positive outlook
  • Assess the strategies and approaches for incorporating joy and humour into caregiving

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate. 

 

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00
27 Jul

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

2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00

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 partnersDates:

Tuesdays – July 27, August 3, 10 and 17

Time:

From 3:00 pm to 4:30 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.

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

 

 

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00
14 Jul

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of  recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Please join our facilitator, Cathy Barrick from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, July 14

Wednesday, July 28

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:05-04:00
12 Jul

Moving to Long-Term Care (LTC) – ONLINE

2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00

This 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 and to learn to cope with the transition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and discuss the dilemma for making the decision 
  • 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 

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required to receive the link. 

Moving to Long-Term Care (LTC) – ONLINE2021-05-17T14:59:04-04:00

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