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

10 Nov

Information Session on Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Programs and Services – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:26-04:00

The session will provide information on the programs & services currently available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, including:

  • First Link® Program
  • Support Groups
  • Active Living Program
  • One-on-One Counselling
  • Education
  • Finding Your Way, and
  • The Music Project
Open to all.
 
Event will be presented online using Zoom
 
Registration is required to receive the link.

Information Session on Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Programs and Services – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:26-04:00
5 Nov

Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:26-04:00

This workshop will provide care partners, members of the general public, or professionals with an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It will focus on being aware of the signs and symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Describe the characteristic brain changes that occur in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • List the warning signs of dementia and state how to get a diagnosis
This workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:26-04:00
4 Nov

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

2020-09-18T12:31:25-04:00

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
For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia.

Dates and Time:

Wednesdays – November 4, 11, 18, 25 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Program will be presented using Zoom.

Registration and pre-screening are required to participate. 

 

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:25-04:00
27 Oct

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:23-04:00

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 – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:23-04:00
22 Oct

Dementia 101 – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:22-04:00

This workshop will provide family caregivers with an overview of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrates the progression of the disease. 

For family caregivers 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 – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:22-04:00
20 Oct

Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:21-04:00

This workshop will provide care partners, members of the general public, or professionals with an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It will focus on being aware of the signs and symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Describe the characteristic brain changes that occur in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • List the warning signs of dementia and state how to get a diagnosis
This workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:21-04:00
20 Oct

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving

2020-09-18T12:31:21-04:00

For family caregivers caring from a distance.

Explore some of the unique challenges and issues that can arise when caring from a distance, as well as identify the different ways caregivers can provide support and be involved in the person’s life.

To REGISTER: Go to our online learning site at www.alzeducate.ca

Step 1: Access your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

 

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving2020-09-18T12:31:21-04:00
19 Oct

Family Dynamics and Dementia – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:20-04:00

This workshop is for care partners of individuals living with dementia. The focus of the session will be on exploring significant sources of conflict for families dealing with dementia and strategies for assisting families, building on strengths and resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify family dynamics and their effects on families
  • Explore significant sources of conflict for families dealing with dementia
  • Explore strategies for assisting families, building on strength and resilience
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

This workshop will be presented online. 

Registration is required.

 

Family Dynamics and Dementia – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:20-04:00
14 Oct

Meaningful Activities – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:18-04:00

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

 

 

Meaningful Activities – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:18-04:00
13 Oct

Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research (CANTONESE) – ONLINE

2020-09-18T12:31:18-04:00

This workshop will review major milestones in Alzheimer’s Disease research and summarize trends in ongoing research happening worldwide.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify relevant information around Alzheimer’s Disease research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the remarkable strides that have been made around our understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and how quality of life could be improved among individuals and families affected by the disease
  • Cite some of the general findings and research directions in Alzheimer’s disease such as its cause, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure, care and support
This workshop will be presented online in CANTONESE using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Contact Raymond Chong at 416-919-4710; Email – rchong@alz.to if language support is needed

 

Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research (CANTONESE) – ONLINE2020-09-18T12:31:18-04:00

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