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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Memory and Aging

June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12 from 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?

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 - July 6th

July 6th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 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].

The Journey of Support Starts Here - July 11th

July 11th 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].

Dementia and Sexuality - July 13th

July 13th 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].

Planning Ahead - July 20th

July 20th 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].

Pain in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment - July 27th

July 27th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to recognize pain in individuals with dementia who as the disease progresses the person’s ability to communicate their needs becomes more difficult. You will also learn about various strategies to provide comfort.

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 - August 8th

August 8th 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].

The Journey of Support Starts Here - September 12th

September 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].

Building a Dementia Friendly Community - September 14th

September 14th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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].

Memory and Aging

September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19 from 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?

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 - September 21st

September 21st from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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].

Prevention and Early Detection of Dementia - September 28th

September 28th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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].

The Journey of Support Starts Here - October 17th

October 17th 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].

Finding Your Way - Living Safely in the Community - October 19th

October 19th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Navigating public spaces and minimizing the risk of getting lost are two important aspects of living with dementia that we can all help with. Whether you are a person living with dementia, a friend, a family member, a business owner, or a community member you can help to keep local people safe by knowing the signs, 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 - October 26th

October 26th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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].

Nutrition and Dementia - November 2nd

November 2nd from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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].

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].

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].

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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