Upcoming Education Sessions
We are offering various learning opportunities online to help families and friends continue to stay connected and enhance their knowledge of dementia. These sessions will be hosted by an Alzheimer Society staff member. See below for our upcoming sessions.
Learning About Memory Loss
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Alzheimer Society of Oxford will present Learning About Memory Loss via Zoom.
*Registration is required.
For more information, please email Dana Fallowfield-Adams, Education Coordinator at [email protected] or to register here
When: June 17 & 24 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
First Steps is a learning and support series for individuals living with dementia and their family members or friends. We invite you to share in discussion and ask questions. We hope you enjoy meeting with people in similar circumstances.
This series will cover a number of topics, including:
- Overview of Dementia: What is dementia? What is Alzheimer’s disease? What are the symptoms?
- Treatments and Adapting to Brain Changes: What treatments are available? What changes in the brain? How can I adapt?
- Communication and Planning Ahead: Why is communication important? What are some considerations for the future?
- Support: How can I recognize and manage stress? Who is a part of my circle of support and how can it grow?
For more information or to register, please contact Dana Fallowfield-Adams at 1-877-594-2368 or [email protected].
Reducing The Risk
Do you ever wonder if there is anything you can do to reduce your risk of developing dementia?
Come to a free education series covering a variety of topics including brain exercises, physical activity, healthy eating and managing stress.
U-First! for Care Partners
The Alzheimer Society of Oxford is excited to offer U-First! for Care Partners via Zoom. U-First! for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.
This education opportunity is FREE, you must attend all three sessions and be comfortable joining us via Zoom.
Getting the Most from Your Health Care Appointment
When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:30-12:00 via Zoom
The Alzheimer Society of Oxford in partnership with Southwest Self Management Program, are happy to offer Getting the Most from Your Health Care Appointment.
Health care appointments can be stressful for any patient. Research shows that patients forget 50% of the information shared during an appointment. Contributing factors include stress; too much information provided too quickly, unfamiliar medical jargon and the patient’s self-confidence level.
As the result of client feedback, this workshop was developed for the public. This 1.5 hour, interactive workshop, focuses on what to do before, during and after an appointment and uses action planning to optimize people’s health.
For more information, please contact Dana Fallowfield-Adams, Education Coordinator, at 1-877-594-2368 or [email protected]
To register here.