Education

EDUCATION

We offer public education and training for the general public, health care professionals, first responders, care partners, family members and for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  

Online Education Sessions

We are offering various learning opportunities online to help families and friends continue to stay connected and enhance their knowledge of dementia. These programs will be hosted by an Alzheimer Society staff member using the Zoom platform.

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To learn how to join a meeting, please click here.
 

Upcoming Sessions

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Description automatically generatedIntroduction to Dementia & Communication
A presentation that provides general knowledge and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, communication tips as well as the services and programs offered at your local Alzheimer Society.

                             - August 13th 2020 @ 1:00PM
 

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Presentations & Trainings

Introduction to Dementia & Communication
A presentation that provides general knowledge and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, communication tips as well as the services and programs offered at your local Alzheimer Society.

Brain & Behaviour
A presentation that provides knowledge about brain changes related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Also including knowledge on responsive behaviours, possible triggers and strategies.

Living Well with Dementia Training (Blue Umbrella Program)
A training session that empowers local businesses and organizations to identify as a dementia friendly. This training will help businesses better understand Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and how to best serve those living with the disease and their care partners in our community.

Finding Your Way® - Living Safely in your Community
A presentation that helps people living with dementia, their families, care partners and those working in the field. It provides simple tips and strategies that could be used to help people living with dementia stay safe in their day-to-day lives both at home and out in the community.

Programs & Services
A detailed presentation of the programs and services offered by at your local Alzheimer Society and the referral processes.

Dementia Simulation
An experimental simulation for anyone seeking to better understand the physical and cognitive difficulties of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Simulation must be done in groups of 4 individuals.

Gentle Persuasive Approach Training (GPA)
GPA is a practical evidence-based dementia education curriculum. It teaches care providers across disciplines how to use a person-centred, respectful, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach to respond to the behaviours associated with dementia. Everything participants learn at a GPA Basics education session is immediately useful.

Learning Series

Learning Series is a 4-week series designed for care partners and anyone looking to learn more about dementia. It provides a comprehensive overview of dementia, communication and coping skills as well as resources and community support systems.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our learning series will be offered monthly online through zoom.

For more information and to register, please contact us using the information below

 

CARERS and TEACH Program

These programs are developed by the Reitman Centre and offered by our Dementia Care Partner Counselor. These skills-based and interactive groups are designed for care partners of people living with dementia.

CARERS Program
A skill-based group which runs for eight weekly sessions. Designed for care partners who are at high risk of caregiver stress and who are having difficulties with communication and problem solving.
*Prerequisite- must have taken learning series

TEACH Program
An interactive group which runs for four weekly sessions. Designed for care partners who can benefit from learning about self-care, navigating the healthcare system, relationship changes and future planning.
*Prerequisite- must have taken learning series

Contact information

For more information on our Education Programs, please contact Jessica Bertuzzi at (705) 524-2024 ext. 232 or [email protected]


Last Updated: 07/21/2020