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

26 Aug

Brain Health

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

This interactive presentation discusses the risk factors of dementia and how healthy lifestyle changes can help improve and maintain the health of the brain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some of the research findings on reducing the risk of developing dementia
  • Recognize how lifestyle plays a role in a person’s risk of developing dementia
  • Commit to take action to reduce the risk of developing dementia

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

To register, please call TPL Parliament Branch at 416-393-7663

 

 

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29 Jul

Dementia 102 – Communication

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

This presentation discusses changes in communication that occur in people with dementia and strategies to communicate and support the individual using a person-centred approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how communication changes in a person with dementia
  • Describe strategies that can support communication with a person with dementia
  • Recognize the benefits of validating a person’s feeling when trying to communicate

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

To register, please call TPL Parliament Branch at 416-393-7663

Dementia 102 – Communication2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
23 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

 

This workshop will help care partners of a person with dementia in mid-to-late stages to develop and participate in meaningful activities. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how participants can spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon th person’s remaning strenghts. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members
  • Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia or their family members
  • Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members

Registration is required. 

 

 

 

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15 Jul

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

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

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 and Time:

Wednesdays – July 15, 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please call Intake at 416-322-6560

 

 

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
9 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This workshop will help care partners of a person with dementia in mid-to-late stages to develop and participate in meaningful activities. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how participants can spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon th person’s remaning strenghts. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members
  • Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia or their family members
  • Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members

Registration is required. 

Paid parking available on-site.

 

Meaningful Activities2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
8 Jul

CARERS Program (8 sessions)

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

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

Wednesdays – July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 and a short pre-screening is required.

For more program information, please call Intake at 416-322-6560 or email Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions)2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

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 Resilience2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
2 Jul

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

2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

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:

Thursdays – July 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please call Intake at 416-322-6560

 

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00
25 Jun

Dementia 102 – Communication

2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00

This presentation discusses changes in communication that occur in people with dementia and strategies to communicate and support the individual using a person-centred approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how communication changes in a person with dementia
  • Describe strategies that can support communication with a person with dementia
  • Recognize the benefits of validating a person’s feeling when trying to communicate

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

To register, please call TPL Malvern Branch at 416-396-8969 

Dementia 102 – Communication2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00
24 Jun

Dementia 101

2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00

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

Presented by Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

To register, please call TPL – Parliament St. Branch at 416-393-7663

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