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

6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

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 Resilience2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
24 Jun

Dementia 101

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

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

Dementia 1012020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
23 Jun

Brain Health

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

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 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 – Mt. Pleasant Branch at 416-393-7737

 

 

Brain Health2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
23 Jun

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support

For family caregivers. Registration is required 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
18 Jun

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and/or care partners 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 n the community

Registration is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2020-01-26T11:31:10-05:00
4 Jun

Brain Health

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

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 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 Woodside Square Branch – 416-396-8979

 

 

Brain Health2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
3 Jun

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

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

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 

Registration is required. 

Paid parking available on-site

Transitions in Dementia Care: Moving to a Long-Term Care Home2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
21 May

Dementia 101

2020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

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

Registration is required.

On-site paid parking available.

Dementia 1012020-01-26T11:31:09-05:00
14 May

Dementia 101

2020-01-26T11:31:08-05:00

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 Woodside Square Branch at 416-396-8979

Dementia 1012020-01-26T11:31:08-05:00
12 May

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication

2020-01-26T11:31:08-05:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support

For family caregivers. Registration is required 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication2020-01-26T11:31:08-05:00

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