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

3 Mar

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

2021-01-16T11:31:29-05:00

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 – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:29-05:00
3 Mar

Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners

2021-01-16T11:31:29-05:00
Our Digital Literacy Clubs explore and explain relevant technology topics to help care partners shift to online/virtual health services and resources provided by Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program.
This program builds comfort and confidence in using technology for access and participation in current and future online/virtual health care services for care partners of people living with dementia. 
 
Example of technology topics include:
  • Participating in ‘virtual visits’ with loved ones and health professionals
  • Mastering your smartphones and tablets
  • Telephone scams and internet trickery
  • Understanding online carts and subscriptions
  • Social Media and privacy online
Details:
  • Scheduled virtual meetings using Zoom
  • Customized lessons to meet  member’s needs and interests
  • Members need a reliable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Email address is required
  • High-speed Internet is necessary for video calls
Unfamiliar with Zoom? We can help set you up for success.

 
Meeting Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
 
 
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00  am
Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners2021-01-16T11:31:29-05:00
25 Feb

Webinar: Safety at Home

2021-01-16T11:31:28-05:00

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 Home2021-01-16T11:31:28-05:00
24 Feb

Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners

2021-01-16T11:31:28-05:00
Our Digital Literacy Clubs explore and explain relevant technology topics to help care partners shift to online/virtual health services and resources provided by Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program.
This program builds comfort and confidence in using technology for access and participation in current and future online/virtual health care services for care partners of people living with dementia. 
 
Example of technology topics include:
  • Participating in ‘virtual visits’ with loved ones and health professionals
  • Mastering your smartphones and tablets
  • Telephone scams and internet trickery
  • Understanding online carts and subscriptions
  • Social Media and privacy online
Details:
  • Scheduled virtual meetings using Zoom
  • Customized lessons to meet  member’s needs and interests
  • Members need a reliable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Email address is required
  • High-speed Internet is necessary for video calls
Unfamiliar with Zoom? We can help set you up for success.

 
Meeting Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
 
 
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00  am
Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners2021-01-16T11:31:28-05:00
23 Feb

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:27-05:00

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 – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:27-05:00
18 Feb

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions

2021-01-16T11:31:26-05:00
 
In support of front line staff at this challenging time, in collaboration with Behaviour Support for Senior Program at TC-LHIN, we are offering a series of monthly Self Care sessions staff from various health and community sectors, to 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.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Working as a Team:

Thursday, January 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will highlight the various external care partners and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the lives of residents living with dementia in long-term care homes.

Working with Anxious Caregivers:

Thursday, February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

This session will explore the role of Family/Friend Caregivers in Long-Term Care homes. We will examine the many challenges confronting these essential partners, given the pandemic, and how to best support them at this time. 

Grief and Loss:

Thursday, March 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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.

 

 

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions2021-01-16T11:31:26-05:00
17 Feb

Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners

2021-01-16T11:31:26-05:00
Our Digital Literacy Clubs explore and explain relevant technology topics to help care partners shift to online/virtual health services and resources provided by Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program.
This program builds comfort and confidence in using technology for access and participation in current and future online/virtual health care services for care partners of people living with dementia. 
 
Example of technology topics include:
  • Participating in ‘virtual visits’ with loved ones and health professionals
  • Mastering your smartphones and tablets
  • Telephone scams and internet trickery
  • Understanding online carts and subscriptions
  • Social Media and privacy online
Details:
  • Scheduled virtual meetings using Zoom
  • Customized lessons to meet  member’s needs and interests
  • Members need a reliable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Email address is required
  • High-speed Internet is necessary for video calls
Unfamiliar with Zoom? We can help set you up for success.

 
Meeting Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
 
 
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00  am
Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners2021-01-16T11:31:26-05:00
16 Feb

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

2021-01-16T11:31:25-05:00

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 – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:25-05:00
16 Feb

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2021-01-16T11:31:25-05:00

This 8-week online program is for adult children of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and 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 address communication challenges.

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: Tuesdays – February 16th, 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th

Time: 3:00 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.

 

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE2021-01-16T11:31:25-05:00
12 Feb

Webinar: Transitioning to Long Term Care – Adjusting to LTC

2021-01-16T11:31:24-05:00

This educational workshops 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. Family members may choose to attend any or both sessions. 

 

Adjusting to Long-Term Care

Friday, February 12 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

 

To REGISTER: Go to our ONLINE LEARNING site at www.alzeducate.caStep 1: Access your OptionsStep 2: Create an AccountStep 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

Webinar: Transitioning to Long Term Care – Adjusting to LTC2021-01-16T11:31:24-05:00

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