First Link Learning Series
Next Steps and Care Essentials
Next Steps and Care Essentials offers an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports. This 4 week series will be offered monthly in various cities throughout the Niagara Region and each series will cover the following topics:
Week 1: Overview of Dementia, Diagnosis & Healthy Brain Strategies
Week 2: Communication & Environmental Strategies
Week 3: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviours
Week 4: Difficult Discussions, Role Changes & Self-Care
Each session is facilitated by trained staff, volunteers or guest speakers. In order to receive the full benefit of this series it is recommended that you plan to attend all 4 weeks.
All family caregivers and friends are welcome. There is no charge for this series. Respite services available - please call the Alzheimer Society at 905-687-3914 to discuss eligibility.
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Registration is recommended for all sessions. Register by filling out the form below or calling Gisele at 905-687-3914.