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.
When: August 24 & 31 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m or October 14 & 21 6:30 p.m. – 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 Danielle Bialas at 1-877-594-2368 or [email protected]
Driving and Dementia
Using the new Driving and Dementia Roadmap*, which is a website providing information and tools to guide the driving and dementia journey, we’ll review:
- How will I know when it’s time to retire from driving?
- How do we talk about this as a family?
- What are the warning signs that driving is getting risky?
- What should I know about driving and dementia in Ontario?
- What are the obligations of health care professionals to report to the Ministry of Transportation?
- I disagree with the medical report made and decision of the Ministry of Transportation.
- How can I keep my driver’s license?
- Addressing the grief and loss that affects a whole family when the person with dementia stops driving.
- Living life without driving
Options for Care
When: August 18 & 25 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. or November 17 & 24 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- This series will cover a number of topics, including:
- Changes occuring in the mid to late stages of the disease;
- Strategies and supports for dealing with caregiver stress;
- Options for Long Term Care and dealing with challenges;
- Preparing for a move to Long Term Care;
- The role of the caregiver in the Long Term Care team.
For more information or to register, please contact Leah Entz Family at 1-877-594-2368 or [email protected]