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

24 Mar

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

2023-01-29T20:16:21-05:00

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
The group will be facilitated online in CANTONESE

Fridays, March 24th to April 21st (skipping April 7th) from 10:30 am – 12pm

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. 

Please contact Raymong Chong at rchong@alzsoc.ca with any questions.

**Click HERE If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – CANTONESE2023-01-29T20:16:21-05:00
23 Mar

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2023-01-29T20:16:21-05:00

Losing someone who had dementia can be a unique and complex experience for those who cared for them.

This presentation will explore these issues, identify various approaches to grief, and suggest ways for care partners to cope with loss.

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE2023-01-29T20:16:21-05:00
15 Mar

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving

2023-01-29T20:16:19-05:00

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 Caregiving2023-01-29T20:16:19-05:00
14 Mar

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE (for Care Partners)

2023-01-29T20:16:19-05:00

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.

For family caregivers related to 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
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE (for Care Partners)2023-01-29T20:16:19-05:00
13 Mar

Brain Health (IN FARSI) -Online

2023-01-29T20:16:19-05:00
 
 
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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
  • Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the link to participate. 
Workshop is for Farsi speaking individuals, it will be presented using Zoom. 
 
Registration is required to receive the link.
 
Brain Health (IN FARSI) -Online2023-01-29T20:16:19-05:00
8 Mar

Creative Movement Series

2023-01-29T20:16:17-05:00
 
Wednesdays – March 8th – 29th (4-week series) from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Creative Movement series will be held at St-Andrew’s United Church
 
Join us for an in-person 4-part creative movement series and enjoy activating your body in different ways. Each week we will offer a different medium of movement including Zumba, Yoga/Meditation, Dance Therapy and Gentle Stretch/Strengthening. Each week we will explore one creative movement, each lead by a different facilitator to offer variety and diverse approaches to staying active.
This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and provides opportunities for each participant to learn at their own pace and in their own style.
Face masks will be provided and encouraged to be worn throughout the duration of the program.
For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to or Tracey Adams-Thibaudeau TAdams-Thibaudeau@alz.to
Creative Movement Series2023-01-29T20:16:17-05:00
7 Mar

Self-Care for Care Partners – ONLINE

2023-01-29T20:16:17-05:00

This interactive workshop facilitated by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is designed to help family members and friends caring for people living with dementia.

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is self-care?
  • Common barriers preventing caregivers from practicing self-care
  • The benefits of self-care habits
  • Strategies, approaches and ideas on incorporating self-care into our daily schedule
  • Emotional hygiene and how to practice it
  • Creating a self-care plan and sticking to it
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate. 

 

Self-Care for Care Partners – ONLINE2023-01-29T20:16:17-05:00
2 Mar

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2023-01-29T20:16:16-05:00

This 4-session series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Self-Care

Thursday ,Dec 1 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This session will discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation. 

Putting You First

Thursday, January 5 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This session will follow a U-FIRST approach to enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities for creating better balance in your life. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Thursday March 2 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2023-01-29T20:16:16-05:00
27 Feb

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) (Online)

2023-01-29T20:16:16-05:00
 
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 in the community
 
This workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.
Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) (Online)2023-01-29T20:16:16-05:00
23 Feb

Webinar: Safety at Home (for Care Partners)

2023-01-29T20:16:15-05:00

This webinar will focus on helping care partners identify possible risks and make the necessary modifications at different stages of the disease.

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia.

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: Safety at Home (for Care Partners)2023-01-29T20:16:15-05:00

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