Education Sessions

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Register and participate in our upcoming online Education Sessions!

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Education Hours:

Register here for Dementia & Communication; October 14th

Register here for The Journey of Support Starts Here; October 28t

Register here for Planning Ahead; November 18th

Register here for Understanding Behaviours; November 25th

Register here for What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?; December 9th

Focusing on Caregivers:

 

Care partners are welcome to join us for monthly education groups focused on people caring for a loved one in Long Term Care or a Retirement Home. We will explore various topics with guest speakers.

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00-11:30 am

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 10:00-11:30 am

 

First Link Learning Series:

 

U-First for Care Partners:

Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, & November 1
 

U-First! is a program for care partners (i.e., family and friends) that is designed to increase Care Partner confidence and capability in order to:

 

• Reduce responsive behaviours through use of the U-First! framework

• Enhance the well-being of both people with dementia and their care partners

• Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care.

 

This program will be offered via Zoom over six 2-hour weekly evening sessions. Each session will build upon the other and attendance at each session is required.

Manuals will be provided.

 

First Steps

Tuesdays from 10:00 - 11:30 am, November 9, 16, 23 & 30

A 4-week learning opportunity for individuals newly diagnosed with dementia and their care partners. It provides an introduction to dementia, addressing issues including what to expect, adapting to brain changes, and planning ahead through uncertainty. This program will be offered via Zoom.

 

Care Essentials

Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in-person, November 22 & 29, December 6 & 13

Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm on zoom, November 22 & 29, December 6 & 13

This four-week program is designed for caregivers supporting people living with mid-stage dementia. The 2-hour sessions cover topics such as the progression of dementia, communication, responsive behaviours, and accessing supports and services.

Manuals will be provided in advance.