Dementia education in Huron County

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The Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides many educational opportunities for people living with dementia, families, caregivers and more. Our education team can answer your questions.

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For more information or to arrange a presentation on any of these educational opportunities, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012).

If you're a healthcare provider, please visit our page that describes educational opportunities for you.

Educational presentations

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County will provide presentations at no cost to the sponsoring agency on the following topics:

  • Dementia 101
  • Making the Connection: Brain Change and Behaviour
  • Communication Strategies
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Elementary School Program - 1 hour
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care GPA (Professional 7.5 hour Workshop)
  • U-FIRST! Dementia Care Program
  • Montessori for Dementia Programming ( Professional: 1 6-hour session plus 2 hours via OTN)
  • Alzheimer Information Series (4 session comprehensive education program 8 hours)
  • MedicAlert® Safely Home® – Alzheimer Wandering Registry
  • Brain Health – 8 steps to a Healthy Brain

To schedule an education session or training please email us at [email protected] or call us at 519-482-1482.

First Link®

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder, First Link® is for you.

This direct referral program links the person living with dementia and their family members/caregivers to coordinated learning, services and support from diagnosis and through the continuum of the disease. Contact the First Link Coordinator for further information.

Learn more about First Link®.

Resource Centre

Our Society Resource Centre includes information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through books, videos, and online resources. Resources are available for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, families, professionals, and children to borrow at no cost.

Learn more about dementia resources in Huron County.

Seminars, workshops and training

The Society hosts annual workshops featuring a variety of presenters and topics. These workshops facilitate the learning needs of family and health care professionals in both community and long term care settings and the general public.

Contact us to learn about upcoming workshops.

Grade 4 Program

This program is offered to students in Grade 4 in order to provide them with a basic knowledge of dementia and how to communicate and visit with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Brain Health Workshop

The Brain Health Workshop illustrates how certain lifestyle choices impact risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Making healthy lifestyle choices, being socially active, protecting our heads and keeping the brain challenged are ways to keep the brain healthy.

Additionally, the presentation provides an overview of dementia, how dementia changes the brain, the impact on the brain and on a person’s behaviour. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about other programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society.

For more information or to book this program, please contact: Jeanette Sears, Public Education Coordinator by phoning 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012 or emailing [email protected].

Along with your contact information, please indicate your preferred date/time and the number of attendees expected. Presentation times outside of office hours are subject to speaker availability. While there is no set fee for this presentation, a donation to the Society is requested in lieu.

Memory and Aging Program™

  • What kinds of memory changes should I expect as I grow older?
  • What changes are normal and which ones are not?
  • Can I improve my memory?

The Memory and Aging Program™ is for anyone interested in learning about memory changes that may occur with age. We will focus on strategies to improve everyday memory performance. This well designed, evidence based program was developed by Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. We are pleased to bring it to Huron County.

The Memory and Aging Program™ consists of four weekly, two hour sessions. We offer it at venues throughout Huron County. Please contact us for upcoming dates and locations.

Participants do not need a doctor’s referral and do not have to be a client of the Alzheimer Society to register for this program.

If you have a group with a minimum of eight people, we can bring this program to you!

For more information or to book this program, please contact: Jeanette Sears, Public Education Coordinator by phoning 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012 or emailing [email protected].