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

18 Aug

Webinar: Dementia and COVID-19: Strategies for Caregivers

2020-07-05T12:31:25-04:00

This webinar will focus on providing caregivers with strategies to providing care while in isolation.  It will also highlight important COVID-19 precautions and guidelines along with the implications in caring for someone living with dementia.  

For family caregivers. 

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: Dementia and COVID-19: Strategies for Caregivers2020-07-05T12:31:25-04:00
6 Aug

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

2020-07-05T12:31:21-04:00

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

Dates and Time:

Thursdays – August 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom. 

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites.

For more program information, please call Intake at 416-322-6560 or email Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:21-04:00
5 Aug

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving

2020-07-05T12:31:21-04:00

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 Caregiving2020-07-05T12:31:21-04:00
30 Jul

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE

2020-07-05T12:31:19-04:00

 

This educational workshop is for care partners of individuals living with dementia with a focus on looking at the lighter side of caregiving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore looking and living beyond the diagnosis
  • Create opportunities for joy and look at the lighter side of caregiving
  • Evaluate the benefits of humour and having a positive outlook
  • Assess the strategies and approaches for incorporating joy and humour into caregiving

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate. 

 

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:19-04:00
28 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience – ONLINE

2020-07-05T12:31:18-04:00

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
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:18-04:00
23 Jul

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2020-07-05T12:31:16-04:00

This 8 – week program is for spousal caregivers of people with mid- to late-stage dementia in the community. An Accredited program of the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre CARERS Program, this is a fully integrated, comprehensive dementia care program that introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to deal with common challenging situations.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates and Time – this is a 8-week program

Thursdays – July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3 and 10

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom. 

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites.

For more program information, please call Intake at 416-322-6560 or email Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:16-04:00
21 Jul

Unpacking Denial in Dementia – ONLINE

2020-07-05T12:31:15-04:00

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 – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:15-04:00
20 Jul

Brain Health – ONLINE

2020-07-05T12:31:14-04:00

 

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 by Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Brain Health – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:14-04:00
16 Jul

Dementia 101 – ONLINE

2020-07-05T12:31:13-04:00

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 – ONLINE2020-07-05T12:31:13-04:00
16 Jul

Webinar: Dementia and COVID-19: Strategies for Caregivers

2020-07-05T12:31:13-04:00

This webinar will focus on providing caregivers with strategies to providing care while in isolation.  It will also highlight important COVID-19 precautions and guidelines along with the implications in caring for someone living with dementia.  

For family caregivers. 

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: Dementia and COVID-19: Strategies for Caregivers2020-07-05T12:31:13-04:00

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