Training for health care professionals in Ontario

Public Education Coordinators

Public Education Coordinators in Ontario’s Alzheimer Societies raise awareness about dementia and provide education, support services and volunteer training. To contact the Public Education Coordinator in Huron County, please call our Society at 519-482-1482/1-800-561-5012. For more information on what education the Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides, please visit the Education page. Funding for these Public Education Coordinator positions initially came from the Ontario government as part of Ontario's Strategy for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias. The funding for this position is now part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care base funding.

Dementia Studies community college program

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario supports the Dementia Studies/Working with Dementia Clients program, a comprehensive training program in dementia care at many community colleges across Ontario. If you are currently providing care, or want to start a career providing care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in a health-care setting, this course is a good place to start. The program will help you learn or improve existing skills in delivering the specialized care required by people with dementia. Also, family members, volunteers or interested community members may complete this program to learn more about dementia and how to provide care to a person living with the disease.

Ensuring quality of care

Without standards, it's hard to measure progress and success. That's the idea behind the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's Ensuring Quality Standards Project, a five-year initiative, funded by an Ontario Trillium grant.

Read Putting Our Best Foot Forward (PDF), a report that details how the project helped Ontario’s Alzheimer Societies improve quality by determining areas that needed most improvement and by developing useful resources. Contact, to get your questions answered or obtain a print copy.

Helpful links

The following websites may be helpful if you're looking for more information on education or research-related issues.

Please note that the Alzheimer Society of Huron County is not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information on these websites, or endorse products or services offered through them.

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Last Updated: 11/08/2017