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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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Prevention and Early Detection of Dementia - February 23rd

February 23rd from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

Learn what memory mistakes adults should be concerned about and the latest evidence on what people can do to help prevent 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].

Finding Your Way - Living Safely in the Community - March 2nd

March 2nd from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

Navigating public spaces and minimizing the risk of getting lost are two important aspects of living with dementia that we can all help with. You can help keep local people safe by knowing the sings, recognizing the risks, preparing for an emergency and knowing what to do.

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].

Alzheimer's Disease and Supportive Communication- March 9th

March 9th from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

People living with dementia will undergo many changes in the way they communicate. Learn to recognize these changes and what they mean. Noticing which types of communicate are effected and understanding how that affects why they may be communicating in a certain way can help lead to better outcomes and communication for everyone.

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].

Normal vs. Not Normal Aging as it relates to Memory - March 16th

March 16th from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

This session will help you to understand and recognize the difference in "normal" and "not normal" aging. Emphases is on the value of matching helping behaviours to the person's needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and address typical issues that occur throughout the progression of 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].

Searching for the Meaning Behind Behavior - March 23rd

March 23rd from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

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 - March 30th

March 30th from 11:00 am - 12:00pm

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].

Memory and Aging Program - Five 2 hour sessions happening once a week from April 6 - May 4, 2021

Weekly from 10:00 am - 12:00pm.

The Memory and Aging Program 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. Developed through Baycrest Health Sciences Centre.

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].

Nutrition and Dementia - May 11th

May 11th from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Find out how changes in the brain can influence a person's eating behaviour and learn about what strategies may help.

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 - May 18th

May 18th from 11:00am - 12:00pm

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].

Meaningful Activities - June 1st

June 1st from 11:00am - 12:00pm

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].

Planning Ahead - June 8th

June 8th from 11:00 am - 12:00pm

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].

Building Dementia Friendly Communities - June 15th

June 15th from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

Learn about what makes a community Dementia Friendly. What does a dementia friendly community look like? What are the benefits? What steps can you take to make your community more dementia friendly? Learn about the roles individuals and businesses have to play in making this a dementia friendly community.

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].

Finding Your Way - Living Safely in the Community - June 29th

June 29th from 11:00 am - 12:00pm.

Navigating public spaces and minimizing the risk of getting lost are two important aspects of living with dementia that we can all help with. You can help keep local people safe by knowing the sings, recognizing the risks, preparing for an emergency and knowing what to do.

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 Program - Five 2 hour sessions happening once a week from July 6 - August 17, 2021

Weekly from 10:00 am - 12:00pm.

The Memory and Aging Program 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. Developed through Baycrest Health Sciences Centre.

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 Program - Five 2 hour sessions happening once a week from September 16 - October 21, 2021

Weekly from 10:00 am - 12:00pm.

The Memory and Aging Program 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. Developed through Baycrest Health Sciences Centre.

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].