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

22 Mar

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00

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 – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
15 Mar

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

2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00

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)2022-01-22T11:32:28-05:00
15 Mar

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

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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

Dates: Tuesdays – March 15, 22, 29 and April 5

Time: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

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

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
14 Mar

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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 Caregiving2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
7 Mar

Webinar: Driving and Dementia

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

Recognize how dementia impacts driving abilities and exploring support strategies.

Use your computer, internet connection and phone to participate in a live presentation

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

Step 1: Assess your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

Webinar: Driving and Dementia2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
3 Mar

Brain Health – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

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 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 Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Brain Health – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
2 Mar

U-First!® for Care Partners

2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00

What is U-First!®  for Care Partners?

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Enhance well-being of care partners and of the person they are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First!® framework
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care. 
Session dates are on Wednesdays – March 2, 9, and 16 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • Learners will also be invited to take part in an evaluation to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.  In addition, a sample of participants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Evaluator. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

There is no cost for participants of U-First!® for Care Partners. 

Please note that there will be additional screening of all interested participants to ensure there is a fit between the program and participant.

 

U-First!® for Care Partners2022-01-22T11:32:27-05:00
24 Feb

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:26-05:00

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 n the community
Workshop will be preseted by Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:26-05:00
22 Feb

Family Dynamics and Dementia – ONLINE

2022-01-22T11:32:26-05:00

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 using Zoom

Registration is required.

 

Family Dynamics and Dementia – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:26-05:00
22 Feb

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

2022-01-22T11:32:26-05:00

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 for General Public – ONLINE2022-01-22T11:32:26-05:00

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