Dementia education for health-care providers in Durham Region

For health-care providers who work with people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Durham Region, here are some helpful educational resources.

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Download our list of helpful links and information: Dementia Education Resources for Health Care Providers.

This info sheet offers a handy reference to information about best practice education opportunities. Last updated: June 2024

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CDRAKE and Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange have combined to form brainXchange, a network of people dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions related to aging.

They focus on the national and provincial sharing of resources and knowledge through in-person and virtual exchange to support relationships among industry, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, people with lived experience and care partners.

Visit the brainXchange website.

International Psychogeriatric Association

For more than 30 years, the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) has been a leader in the field of psychogeriatrics. Among their many resources are guides to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

1) The Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR) is a free, online resource for health professionals, people with dementia and family caregivers. The website was developed by a team of researchers, affiliated with Baycrest, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto. The DDR aims to equip health professionals with the knowledge and tools to help guide patients with dementia and their family members through the driving cessation process. This unique resource also includes portals for people with dementia and their family members and provides information, videos, worksheets, and other tools about topics such as how dementia can impact driving; identifying when it becomes unsafe for people living with dementia to drive; and how to adjust to life without driving once the decision has been made. For health professionals, the DDR can also provide strategies on how to assess fitness to drive and to optimize a patient's or client's quality of life post-driving cessation. 

Learn more about The Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR) here.

2) AlzEdcuate is dedicated to providing high-quality, best practice-based online education for all using adult learning principles that support real learning and change. This platform offers a variety of courses and webinars.

Visit today.

3) iGericare provides easy access to simple lessons and helpful resources that allow individuals to learn about all aspects of dementia at their own pace, in their own homes.

Learn more about iGericare here.

4) Train Health Care Works About Dementia offers training materials to help health care professionals learn about dementia with over 25 free training modules.

Access the full list of training modules here.