Dementia education for healthcare providers in Huron Perth

If you're a healthcare provider, the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth can connect you to an educational opportunity near you.

Classroom with adult learners

To arrange an educational presentations for your staff, clients or for you and your family, email us at or call 1-800-561-5012.

For more information on what education the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth provides to people living with dementia and family carepartners, please visit this Client Education page.

Click here to register for the upcoming online U-First! session with Christy and Jeanette on Thursday, November 23, 8:30 - 3:30. 

Public Education Coordinators

Public Education Coordinators in Ontario’s Alzheimer Societies raise awareness about dementia and provide education, support services and volunteer training. 

Public Education Coordinator in Huron Perth:

Huron site: Jeanette Sears, or 1-800-561-5012
Perth site: Christy Bannerman, or 1-888-797-1882

U-First! - November 23

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.

Click here to register for the upcoming online U-First! session with Christy and Jeanette on Thursday, November 23, 8:30 - 3:30. 

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.

Contact us to book a GPA session or find out more. 

In-service education

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
  • Understanding the connection between brain and behaviour
  • Communication with the person with dementia
  • Research updates
  • Maintaining brain health

Contact the Public Education Coordinators to book an in-service or find out more.
Huron site: Jeanette Sears
, or 519-482-1482 | Toll-free: 1-800-561-5012
Perth site: Christy Bannerman, or 519-271-1920 | Toll-free: 1-888-797-1882

More useful links and resources

The following websites may be helpful if you're looking for more information on education or research-related issues.

BrainXchange 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. 

* Please note that the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth is not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information on these websites, or endorse products or services offered through them.