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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
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
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
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
8 Feb

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)

2020-02-17T11:30:47-05:00

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 – February 8 and 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

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

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)2020-02-17T11:30:47-05:00
7 Feb

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training

2020-02-17T11:30:47-05:00

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 waiting list. 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training2020-02-17T11:30:47-05:00
5 Feb

Speaker Series: Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease: What are they and how can they help?

2020-02-17T11:30:46-05:00

 

Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease: What are they and how can they help?

The diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and treatment plan for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease has lagged behind the precision seen for other medical illness. However, our field is on the verge of a major revision of its assessment tools which will allow for greater precision based on biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease. In this presentation, you will learn what the current and future biomarkers for this disease consist of and the role that biomarkers will play in decision making for patients and their physicians.

 

Location:Women’s College Hospital – 76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON M5S 1B2

PARKING/TRANSIT Street Parking is available in the area around Women’s College Hospital on Grosvenor Street and underground parking is available at the hospital (enter on Grenville Street). Both require payment. Subway Access is via Queen’s Park on the University Line or College Park on the Yonge Line.

Cost: $10

Agenda:

5:30pm – Registration

6:00pm to 7:30pm – Lecture

 

Presented by Toronto Memory Program

Dr. Sharon Cohen is a Canadian-trained behavioural neurologist. She is the medical director and site principal investigator at Toronto Memory Program. She is known for her excellence in patient care, teaching and clinical research. She holds an FRCPC in neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For the past 25 years, Dr. Cohen has been committed to improving treatment for Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Her memory clinic and research site are among the most active in Canada and have provided care and clinical trial opportunities to thousands of individuals.

Presented by: Toronto Memory Program

 

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