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15 Mar

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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 partners

Dates: Tuesdays – March 15, 22, 29 and April 5

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
15 Feb

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

This 8-week online program is for spouse or partner of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. 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: Tuesdays – February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5

Time: 2:30 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.

** 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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
10 Feb

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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 partners

Dates: Thursdays – February 10, 17, 24 and March 3

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
3 Feb

CARERS Program for Adult Children (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

This 8-week online program is for adult children of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. 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 – February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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 Adult Children (8 sessions) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
27 Jan

LGBTQI2S+ Support Group – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

Are you or a loved one part of the  LGBTQI2S+ community and impacted by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be running a support group that will provide an opportunity for participants to share and learn with others in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Participants will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

The support group will meet monthly, starting in November, online using Zoom.

If you, or someone you know, may be interested in participating, please contact Curtis Larade he/him (clarade@alz.to) and/or Jennifer Code she/her (jcode@alz.to)

LGBTQI2S+ Support Group – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
11 Jan

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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 partners

Dates: Tuesdays – January 11, 18, 25 and February 1

Time: from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
21 Dec

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
 

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 – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
21 Dec

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
14 Dec

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:04-04:00

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
 
Tuesday – December 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 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 – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:04-04:00
13 Dec

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

2021-10-26T12:31:04-04:00

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 

Workshop is for care partners (related to person living with dementia).

Presented using Zoom, registration is required. 

 

Transitions in Dementia Care: Moving to a Long-Term Care Home – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:04-04:00

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