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

18 May

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

2021-03-05T11:33:24-05:00

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 partnersDates:

Tuesdays – May 18, 25, June 1 and 8

Time:

From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

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) – ONLINE2021-03-05T11:33:24-05:00
27 Apr

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE

2021-03-05T11:33:22-05:00

The focus of the session will be on exploring the concept of denial and anosognosia, how it impacts persons with dementia and their care partners, and strategies for assisting families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the concept of denial and anosognosia
  • Identify how denial impacts persons with dementia and their care partners
  • Explore behaviours and strategies for responding
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community
This workshop is for care partners of a person living with dementia
 
Registration is required to receive the link to participate.
 

 

 

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE2021-03-05T11:33:22-05:00
20 Apr

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss Workshop – ONLINE

2021-03-05T11:33:21-05:00

For care partners of individuals living with dementia in mid-to-late stages. Explore the concept of ambiguous loss, develop coping strategies and gain understanding of feelings of grief when caring for a person with dementia. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of Ambiguous Loss
  • Recognize the uniqueness and complexity of Ambiguous Loss
  • Explore concepts for learning to live with Ambiguous Loss
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss Workshop – ONLINE2021-03-05T11:33:21-05:00
19 Apr

End-of-Life Care: Workshop for Care Partners (ONLINE)

2021-03-05T11:33:20-05:00

This workshop is designed to help those caring for people living with dementia to better prepare and properly manage their loved one’s care as they reach the end-of-life stage. The focus of the session will be on exploring concepts like palliative and hospice care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Stages of progression – i.e. End-of-Life Stage
  • What is end of life care?
  • Palliative vs Hospice care – Types/Benefits
  • Some of your legal questions answered
  • Tips on talking about end of life
  • Strategies for self-care
  • Dealing with ambiguous loss and grief
  • Explore ways to build care partner resilience
Registration is required to receive the link to participate.

End-of-Life Care: Workshop for Care Partners (ONLINE)2021-03-05T11:33:20-05:00
15 Apr

Webinar: Intimacy, Sexuality and Dementia

2021-03-05T11:33:20-05:00

For family caregivers.

The webinar aims to increase the understanding of the difference between sexuality and intimacy, values and conceptions relating to sexuality and intimacy, as well as dementia-specific considerations.

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: Intimacy, Sexuality and Dementia2021-03-05T11:33:20-05:00
13 Apr

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

2021-03-05T11:33:19-05:00

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 – April 13, 20, 27 and May 4

Time:

From 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

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) – ONLINE2021-03-05T11:33:19-05:00
8 Apr

Webinar: Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2021-03-05T11:33:17-05:00

Explore types of coping strategies, increase awareness of the importance of self care and learn about supportive services.

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: Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience2021-03-05T11:33:17-05:00
7 Apr

First Steps – ONLINE

2021-03-05T11:33:17-05:00

A four-week session workshop for people in the early stages of dementia and their family caregivers.

Topics include:

• Day-to-day risks for people with dementia

• Brain Health

• Advance Care Planning

• Stress associated with dementia

Dates and Time:

Wednesdays – April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

First Steps – ONLINE2021-03-05T11:33:17-05:00
7 Apr

Advances in Dementia Research

2021-03-05T11:33:16-05:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is pleased to announcement a special guest presentation for the general public.  There has been a lot happening the in the world of dementia research both with respect to understanding the various diseases that cause dementia as well treatment avenues. Learn about the latest advances in dementia research particularly around diagnostic tests and available treatments that are both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Carmela Tartaglia

Dr. Tartaglia is a cognitive-behavioral neurologist at the UHN Memory Clinic where she sees patients with neurodegenerative diseases and persistent-symptoms of concussion. She is a scientist at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases where she uses a multi-modal approach for biomarker discovery to facilitate diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases.

Virtual presentation using Zoom. Registration is required to receive the link.

 

 

Advances in Dementia Research2021-03-05T11:33:16-05:00
6 Apr

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – ONLINE

2021-03-05T11:33:16-05:00

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 n the community
Workshop will be preseted by Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – ONLINE2021-03-05T11:33:16-05:00

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