We offer a variety of educational sessions for the community, health-care professionals and organizations that will allow people to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and related Dementia including health prevention, warning signs and risk factors. 

    Presentations for Community Groups

    If your group is interested in a presentation, there are many topics to choose from. In addition, each presentation can be changed to suit the age and interest of your group. Some of the areas we cover include: A general overview of Alzheimer Disease and related dementia effective communication strategies, caregiver coping and brain health.

    Sessions for Professionals

    We offer sessions and informational services for professionals working in the health care setting and community agencies that care for people with a dementia. Please contact us if you are interested in developing your skills, knowledge base and problem-solving strategies.
    U-First! Training; 6-hour workshop will train healthcare providers in U-First!, a proven and effective approach to working with clients with dementia. Through dialogue and a case based approach, learners will have more confidence in working with people with responsive behaviours.

    The Dementia Experience

    The Dementia Experience provides an interactive and hands-on experience that allows participants to appreciate what it feels like to walk in the shoes of someone affected by dementia. 

    Educational Workshops & Sessions

    The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts provides the following educational opportunities for health care professionals and the general public

    • First Link Overview

    • Brain Health: The 10 Warning Signs of Dementia

    • Communication with the person with Dementia

    • Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias

    • Heads Up for Healthier Brains (Seniors, Children, Teenagers)

    • Alzheimer Society Overview of Programs & Services

    OPP and Treaty Three police
    The staff at the Alzheimer Society Kenora/Rainy River Districts, has the opportunity to hold education sessions with the OPP and Treaty Three Police about understanding Alzheimer disease and related Dementia and the Finding Your Way© program. The Finding Your Way© program helps people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of people that wander and go missing. This ensures people with dementia can live safely in the community. Weekly Education sessions held for the OPP and Treaty Three from the region began in January 2019 and will continue to take place up to July 2019.

    To book an education session, please fill the education request form, visit our office 618 - 9th Street North, Kenora, ON or call (807) 468-1516, toll- free 1.800.682.0245 (NW) or email [email protected].

    Last Updated: 03/13/2019