Education Hour

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Learning from your Living Room is a new series of online learning session with a wide variety of topics. Join Alzhiemer Society Grey-Bruce Public Education Coordinator Sandra Hong on Zoom to learn about dementia. View our list of topics and dates below.

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Hearing Health - November 2nd

November 2nd from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Nancy Robinson, Hearing Well Be Well

This talk will include information on hearing heath, when and why to get your hearing checked, what a hearing test involves and technology today.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Searching for the Meaning Behind the Behaviour - November 9th

November 9th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Our actions can have a positive or negative impact on people living with dementia. In this session we explore triggers that can create behaviours in people living with dementia. Focusing on the link between brain changes and why a person may act a certain way. Learn how to use strategies that make up for a person's losses and highlight their remaining strengths..

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

The Journey of Support Starts Here - November 14th

November 14th from 10:30 - 11:30 am

General information about the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. Who we are, what we do, as well as understanding the warning signs and how to go about getting a diagnosis.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Meaningful Activities - November 16th

November 16th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about activities that are a part of your family member or friend's life and how to adapt these to support that person to continue to be involved despite the changes in ability that come with dementia.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Validation Therapy - November 23rd

November 23rd from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about Validation Therapy, developed by social worker Naomi Feil. Learn how using validation is possible in acknowledging a person's emotional needs and avoid lying or truth telling which can lead to emotional distress. This therapy is a method for connecting with people living with dementia and helps you learn how to acknowledge the meaning behind their behaviour.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Dementia and Sexuality - November 30th

November 30th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Understand how people living with dementia may express their sexual and intimacy needs.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Simply Celebrating - December 7th

December 7th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

The Journey of Support Starts Here - December 12th

December 12th from 10:30 - 11:30 am

General information about the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. Who we are, what we do, as well as understanding the warning signs and how to go about getting a diagnosis.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Planning Ahead - December 14th

December 14th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Planning ahead is about preparing for a time when you may not be able to make decisions for yourself. You will evaluate and learn how to manage risk, and learn information about what is involved when referring to advance care planning.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Memory and Aging - January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2023

January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

5 week series is aimed at people of retirement age or older who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age, and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance.

Learn about:

  • What kinds of memory changes should you expect, as you grow older?
  • Which changes are normal and which ones are not?
  • If I forget, is something wrong with my brain?
  • Can I improve my memory?

Please Note:  There is a $20.00 Fee for the Workbook. 
You can call the office to make arrangements for payment.  519-376-7230

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].

Dementia education in Grey-Bruce

The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce provides education programs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, families and caregivers, including online learning opportunities. Learn about them on this page.

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