Education Hour Programs - Online

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Join us for our free online learning sessions on ZOOM! Alzheimer Society of Huron Perth Public Education Coordinators Jeanette Sears and Christy Bannerman will cover the topics we are most often asked about - Dementia Basics, Brain Health, and more. View our list of topics and dates - and register today!

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For more information about our education programs, contact: 
Clinton site: Jeanette Sears or call 519-482-1482/1-800-561-5012
Perth site: Christy Bannerman or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882

Caregiving 101

Monday, December 5,12,19: 1:00 pm

Dealing with the Feelings. Becoming a caregiver is a significant change that often leaves little time to process. Take some time to equip yourself for this journey with this 4-week program. Topics includes: What is a Caregiver?, Caregiver Stress, Grief & Loss, and Feelings of Guilt. Started on November 28; join for all or any session.

These sessions take place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here.For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

Your Journey of Support Starts Here - December 7

Wednesday, December 7: 10 - 11:00 am

Join Christy Bannerman and Jeanette Sears from the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth for a discussion about resources available for people and families living with dementia in Huron and Perth counties. Education, Support and Recreation are all part of living well with dementia. Find out how you can benefit from what we have to offer.

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Dementia 101 - December 8

Thursday, December 8: 10 - 11:00 am

A diagnosis of dementia is life changing - but you don't have to deal with it alone. We have education and resources designed for you. This session is a starting point in understanding what dementia is, what to expect, and next steps in your journey.

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email  Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Brain Health 101 - December 12

Monday, December 12, 10 - 11:00 am

This session discusses ways to incorporate healthy brain choices into your everyday life - including some of the latest research on nutrition and exercise. Everyone can benefit – you are never too young or too old!

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

 

Preparing for the Holidays - December 13

Tuesday, December 13, 1:30  & 7:00 pm

When someone has dementia, preparing for holidays and travelling can be stressful.  Join us for a discussion on managing expectations, gathering with friends, and family caregiver self-care tips.

For more information, email Christy or Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

What is MCI? - December 14

Wednesday, December 14, 10 - 11:00 am

Join us to discuss common questions about Mild Cognitive Impairment: What is MCI? How is it different than dementia? What resources are available at the Alzheimer Society? 

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email [email protected] or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012. 

Delusions, Hallucinations and Paranoia - December 14

Wednesday, December 14, 1:30 & 7:00 pm

How do I best support my loved one, whose cognitive impairment related to dementia causes them to perceive the world differently?”

For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

Your Journey of Support Starts Here - January 4

Wednesday, January 4: 10 - 11:00 am

Join Christy Bannerman and Jeanette Sears from the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth for a discussion about resources available for people and families living with dementia in Huron and Perth counties. Education, Support and Recreation are all part of living well with dementia. Find out how you can benefit from what we have to offer.

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Dementia 101 - January 18 & 19

Wednesday and Thursday,  January 18 & 19:

A diagnosis of dementia is live changing - but you don't have to deal with it alone. We have education and resources designed for you. This session is a starting point in understanding what dementia is, what to expect, and next steps in your journey. Register at one of the links below: 

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email  Jeanette or Christy or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Dr. Peel: Hot Topics in Dementia Care - January 24

Tuesday, January 24, 1:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon with local Geriatrician, Dr. Alexandrea Peel. We will be disussing pertinent issues including driving, new medications and more. 

Join us on ZOOM. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

What is MCI? - January 25 &26

Wednesday, January 25 & 26 

Join us to discuss common questions about Mild Cognitive Impairment: What is MCI? How is it different than dementia? What resources are available at the Alzheimer Society? Register at one of the links below: 

 For more information, email  Jeanette or Christy or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

10 Warning Signs - January 30

Monday, January 30, 1:30 and 7:00 pm

10 Warning Signs: Should I be Worried?  – Learn to identify common early signs of dementia and explore the difference between early signs of dementia and common age-related memory changes. 

For more information, email Jeanette or Christy or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Memory & Aging Program - starts January 31

Tuesdays, January 31, February 7, 14, 21: 1:30 pm

The 4-week Memory & Aging Program™ is for anyone interested in learning about memory changes that may occur with age. We discuss how memory works and ways to keep the brain healthy We focus on strategies to improve everyday memory performance. 

Join us on ZOOM. Click here to register. For more information, email  Jeanette or call 519-482-1482 /1-800-561-5012

Your Journey of Support Starts Here - February 1

Wednesday, February 1: 10 - 11:00 am

Join Christy Bannerman and Jeanette Sears from the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth for a discussion about resources available for people and families living with dementia in Huron and Perth counties. Education, Support and Recreation are all part of living well with dementia. Find out how you can benefit from what we have to offer.

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Types of Dementia - February 6

Monday, February 6, 1:30 and 7:00 pm 

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia? This session provides an introduction to the most common types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular, Lewy Body, Frontal Temporal, and mixed dementia. 

For more information, email Jeanette or Christy or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Lunch & Learn for Health Professionals - starting February 8

Wednesdays, February 8, 15 & 22: 12 - 1:00 pm

This 3-week lunch hour condensed course reviews Dementia Basics, Communication Skills, and a Review of Programs and Services available at the Alzheimer Society to help the people you serve. Join us for one or all three sessions of this inaugural course. 

Join us on ZOOM. Click here to register. For more information, email Jeanette or Christy or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Brain Changes: 8 A's - February 13

Monday, February 13, 1:30 and 7:00 pm

This session explains common cognitive changes people with dementia experience. We will describe these changes as a shift in perception - a shift in the way many people with dementia see and navigate the world. 

For more information, email Jeanette or Christy or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Communication Tips - February 27

Monday, February 27, 1:30 and 7:00 pm

This session looks at how communication changes due to dementia can affect day-to-day experiences – and offers some starting points to improve connections.This session takes place online on Zoom:

For more information, email Jeanette or Christy  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

Your Journey of Support Starts Here - March 1

Wednesday, March 1: 10 - 11:00 am

Join Christy Bannerman and Jeanette Sears from the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth for a discussion about resources available for people and families living with dementia in Huron and Perth counties. Education, Support and Recreation are all part of living well with dementia. Find out how you can benefit from what we have to offer.

This session takes place online using Zoom. Pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or Jeanette  or call 519-482-1482 /519-271-1910

How is Dementia Diagnosed? - March 9

Thursday, March 9: 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

Demystifying Memory Clinics. What is involved in a dementia diagnosis process? Why is my experience so different than someone else with the same diagnosis? 

For more information, email Christy or 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

Memory Clinics: Who, What, When, Why, Where? - March 23

Thursday, March 23: 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

Demystifying Memory Clinics. What happens at a Memory Clinic? How many people will be there? Help take the fear out of the Memory Clinic appointment. Find out what to expect at that important memory clinic appointment. Bring your questions!

For more information, email Christy or 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.