To arrange any of these educational presentations for your staff, clients or for you and your family, email us at [email protected] or call 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012).
For more information on what education the Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides to people living with dementia and family carepartners, please visit our Education page.
Public Education Coordinators
Public Education Coordinators in Ontario’s Alzheimer Societies raise awareness about dementia and provide education, support services and volunteer training.
To contact the Public Education Coordinator in Huron County, please email Jeanette Sears or call us at 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012).
If you are a personal support worker or other healthcare professional, you can increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing this specialized dementia care training program online.
U-First! is a simple and affordable training program in dementia care for healthcare providers. After completing six hours of training, you will receive a certificate in dementia care proving you have been trained in the highest standards as mandated by the province of Ontario.
Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA)
Gentle Persuasive Approach is an 8-hour educational program for professional staff. This program promotes a person-centred, compassionate approach to care, enabling staff to respond respectfully, and with confidence and skill when providing care. Currently available online.
We offer in-service education to staff in primary care, hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes and community agencies. Training can be tailored to meet the needs of staff and/or volunteers.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Overview of dementia
- Assessment tools
- Understanding the connection between brain and behaviour
- Communication with the person with dementia
- Research updates
- Maintaining brain health
- Advance care planning
More useful links and resources
The following websites may be helpful if you're looking for more information on education or research-related issues.
Alzheimer's Knowledge Exchange offers valuable online workshops and free training opportunities.
Gail Elliott's Dementiability program offers many free resources as well as training opportunities in Montessori techniques and Validation Communication.