The Alzheimer Society of Huron County will provide presentations at no cost to the sponsoring agency on the following topics:
- Dementia 101
- Making the Connection: Brain Change and Behaviour
- Communication Strategies
- Advanced Care Planning
- Elementary School Program - 1 hour
- Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care GPA (Professional 7.5 hour Workshop)
- U-FIRST! Dementia Care Program
- Montessori for Dementia Programming ( Professional: 1 6-hour session plus 2 hours via OTN)
- Alzheimer Information Series (4 session comprehensive education program 8 hours)
- MedicAlert® Safely Home® – Alzheimer Wandering Registry
- Brain Health – 8 steps to a Healthy Brain
To schedule an education session or training please contact the office (519-482-1482).
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder First Link is for you. This direct referral program links the person with dementia and their family members/caregivers to coordinated learning, services and support from diagnosis and through the continuum of the disease. Contact the First Link Coordinator for further information.
Gentle Persuasive Approach
Gentle Persuasive Approach is an educational program for professional staff. This program promotes a person-centred, compassionate approach to care, enabling staff to respond respectfully, and with confidence and skill when providing care.
Our Society Resource Centre includes information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through books, videos, and online resources. Resources are available for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, families, professionals, and children to borrow at no cost. Visit the Resource section of this site for more details.
Seminars, Workshops and Training
The Society hosts annual workshops featuring a variety of presenters and topics. These workshops facilitate the learning needs of family and health care professionals in both community and long term care settings and the general public. Contact us for upcoming events.
We can provide inservices on topics related to caring for clients living with dementia for Long Term Care Facilities, Retirement Homes, or other health care agencies. Training can be tailored to meet the needs of staff and/or volunteers.
Case Based Education
Case Based Education provides Long Term Care Facilities with an opportunity to assess and create non pharmacological interventions based on individual resident needs. These sessions are based on the “CLIENT CENTERED CARE” approach incorporating “GPA”“Gentle Persuasive Approaches in dementia Care, Montessori principals and use the P.I.E.C.E.S and the U- FIRST models to . The Society offers ongoing support to implement all of these interventions.
Grade 4 Program
This program is offered to students in Grade 4 in order to provide them with a basic knowledge of dementia and how to communicate and visit with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease.