Free dementia workshops that range from educational, physical or social events and are carefully designed for your needs

18 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers 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 in the community

Registration is required. 

  

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
4 Nov

Supportive Communication (Cantonese)

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

Increase your knowledge of how Alzheimer’s disease may affect a person with dementia’s ability to communicate and tips on different approaches to take when communicating with a person with dementia.

Presented in Cantonese by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

For information and to register, please call (416) 493-3333

 

Supportive Communication (Cantonese)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
2 Nov

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

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

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 and Time: (this is a 4 session workshop)

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration and pre-screening is required.

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
28 Oct

Art Series

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Join us for an 6-week art series workshop to learn, experiment, and explore creativity with a variety of art projects and mediums.This workshop, offered in an encouraging and relaxing environment and by a professional art teacher, is for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Studies have shown that art making promotes relaxation, improves the mood and reduces the stress related to memory loss and caregiving.

The failure-free environment in our art program can help the participants living with dementia and their caregivers to build relationships and gain confidence.

No experience is necessary! Materials and refreshments are provided.

Dates: this is a 6-week program

Mondays – October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On-site parking available.

Registration is required.

Art Series2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
8 Oct

CARERS Program (8 sessions)

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

This 8 – week program is for family caregivers of people with early and mid-stage dementia. An Accredited program of the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre CARERS Program, this is a fully integrated, comprehensive dementia care program that 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 deal with common challenging situations.

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 and Time – this is a 8-week program

Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 and 26

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

There may be concurrent programming for your family member with dementia on-site. This will be confirmed at the time of your screening call.

Registration is required. You will be contacted for pre-screening to confirm your attendance. 

CARERS Program (8 sessions)2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
2 Oct

Navigating the Dementia Care System

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare 

This workshop will provide caregivers with an overview of services available for people with dementia and their caregivers. Services reviewed include dental care, housing, some OHIP covered services, respite services, financial assistance and tax credits.

Learnng objectives:

  • Identify medical and emergency services covered by OHIP
  • Recognize the different housing options available to people with dementia
  • Describe the role of the CCAC in dementia care
  • How to find home help in your community
  • Financial subsidies

Registration  is required.

Navigating the Dementia Care System2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
26 Sep

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers 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 in the community

Registraion is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
26 Sep

Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

This workshop will review major milestones in Alzheimer’s Disease research and summarize trends in ongoing research happening worldwide.  More specifically, it will help us:

  • Understand the remarkable strides that have been taken by scientists in understanding how Alzheimer’s Disease affects the human brain and how quality of life could be improved among individuals and families affected by the disease;
  • Keep abreast of general trends and future directions in multiple areas of research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Call TPL – Barbara Frum Branch at (416) 395-5440 to register.

Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
24 Sep

Brain Health (Cantonese)

2019-07-21T02:21:06-04:00

Learn about the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and how to improve and maintain the health of the brain.

Presented in Cantonese by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

For information please call (416) 493-3333

 

 

Brain Health (Cantonese)2019-07-21T02:21:06-04:00
24 Sep

Building Caregiver Resilience

2019-07-21T02:21:06-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This workshop will help caregivers tap into existing sources of resilience and learn new resilience-building strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of resilience and why it is important for family caregivers
  • Recognize existing sources of resilience
  • Explore ways to build caregiver resilience
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Registration is required.

Parking cost: $2.75/half hour or $10/day maximum

Building Caregiver Resilience2019-07-21T02:21:06-04:00

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