Online Education Opportunities

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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.

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Free Online Education Opportunities

If you would like to participate in any of our on-line programs, please:

  1. Use a computer, tablet or iPad to install Zoom (download instructions):
    • On a computer, go to https://zoom.us/ and download and install the platform. (Top right corner, it’s safe, easy and free! May take about 5 minutes.)
    • On an iPad, go to the App Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings".
    • On a tablet, go to the Google Play Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings".
  2. Choose any online educational opportunity from the list below and click "Click here to register"
  3. You will be sent a confirmation email with the instructions for accessing your session.
  4. If you have questions about the Zoom platform, please email Sarah Cook ([email protected]) for more detailed instructions.

To watch our past sessions, please check out our Video Resources page.

Upcoming  Education Sessions

 

JANUARY:

Alzheimer Awareness Month:  How Well Do You Know the Alzheimer Society? 

Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 

Time: 10:30 am 

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month!  This January and all throughout the year, we are raising awareness about the important programs and services that we offer at the Alzheimer Society.  For understanding, care, and access to our well-developed network of dementia-care services, the Alzheimer Society is your First Link®.  Please join us to learn about how the Alzheimer Society can support you!  

Who Should Attend: people living with dementia and their care partners, general public. 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoceuoqjMqGdXopCsLca_0azo45fENPwrV 

 

Finding Your Way® 

Date: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 

Time: 10:30 am 

60 percent of people with dementia-related memory problems become lost at some point.  Finding Your Way® is a program that helps people living with dementia, their families, caregivers, and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, to be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.  Please join us to learn more about this important program. 

Who Should Attend: people living with dementia and their care partners, general public. 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89177186087 

 

 

Boost your Brain Health:  Put Your Mind in Motion®! 

Date: Friday, January 28th, 2022 

Time: 10:00 am 

Did you know that it is never too early, or too late, to boost your brain health? Come and learn about the importance of brain health from our Education team and join our Minds in Motion® Coordinators for a demonstration of some of the healthy brain exercises featured in the Minds in Motion® program.  

Who Should Attend: everyone! 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOmqrTsiHtWwmOjmvjRyMEHZca38lLS0 

 

FEBRUARY:

Recognizing & Reducing Caregiver Stress 

Date: Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 

Time: 10:30 am 

Caring for and supporting someone living with dementia can be both rewarding and challenging.  This education session helps care partners to recognize the signs of stress and offers helpful tips and strategies for reducing stress.  

Who Should Attend: care partners of individuals living with dementia. 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuGqrjsqG9Hq4vnv5qq69iSn-lmHhFzx 

 

Dementia-Friendly Communities 

Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia are understood, respected, and supported.  It's an environment where everyone feels confident in their ability to contribute to community life, is included in conversations, and has choice and control over their day-to-day lives.  People with dementia and their care partners have the right to live well in the community, together.  As more people are diagnosed with dementia every year and choose to live at home, we need to determine how we can better support people living with dementia. We hope you will join us to learn how, together, we can create a Dementia Friendly Community, and to show your support for people living with dementia and their care partners.  

Who Should Attend: community members, organizations and businesses who want to be more dementia-friendly 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclduutqT0oGd2sPdWH65TfRjXNeV31p0RI 

 

Dementia, Intimacy and Sexuality 

Date: Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 

Time: 10:30 am 

All of us, including people with dementia, have needs and wishes for friendship, belonging, companionship, intimacy, and the expression of our sexuality. In this presentation we will start the conversation about how changes brought on by dementia can affect intimate needs and relationships.  

Who Should Attend: care partners of people living with dementia 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf--hqzstHdIV1bpeZMWw4Q7PR36aEHDX 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Education Team:

Sarah Cook – [email protected]

Allie Grady – [email protected]

Kris Van Luven – [email protected]

Phone: (705) 748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588.  Please leave a voicemail at ext. 222.

 

We encourage you to visit the Video Resources section of our website to view recordings of our past Zoom education sessions!