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

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.

If you would like to participate in any of these 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. Using the form below, choose any online educational opportunity that interests you and click "Submit".
  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 Winter Education Sessions

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

Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 am

Did you know that it is never too early, or too late, to boost your brain health? Come learn about the importance of brain health and join our Minds in Motion® Coordinators as they demonstrate some healthy brain exercises that are featured in the Minds in Motion® program. Start the New Year off on the right foot by tuning into this fun, interactive, session!   

Who should attend: Open to everyone!   

Registration is required: Click here to register (this link will register you for this session only)

Alicia’s Story – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month  

Tuesday, January 26th at 10:00 am

In honour of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society has launched a 4-part short film series that follows Alicia, a beautiful, vibrant mother and grandmother who lives with Alzheimer’s disease, and her family, as they confront this disease head-on and share their story, struggle, and moments of connection. During this session, we will share these video clips with you and step inside the lives of Alicia, her daughter and caregiver, Judy, and the rest of her family to get a look at how this disease affects everyone involved.

Who should attend: Care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia

Registration is required: Click here to register (this link will register you for this session only)

Understanding Ambiguous Loss & Grief in Dementia 

Monday, February 8th at 10:00 am

Ambiguous loss is a type of loss you experience when a person with dementia is physically here, but may not be mentally or emotionally present in the same way as before.  Ambiguous loss is very different from the loss and grief of sudden death.  It complicates grief, often making it hard to recognize or know how to grieve when the abilities of the person with dementia have changed. Please join us to learn about steps you can take to live positively with your losses and grief while caring for someone with dementia.

Who should attend: Care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia

Registration is required: Click here to register (this link will register you for this session only)

Understanding Brain Changes

Monday, March 8th at 10:00 am

Understanding brain changes is an important part of supporting a person living with dementia, as many of the changes we see in-person are a result of the changes that we can’t see happening in the brain. In this session, we will take a closer look at the different parts of the brain, what they do and how they are impacted by dementia. We will also discuss how these brain changes contribute to what we see, day to day, while supporting a person living with dementia, as well as some tips and strategies for coping with the changes. 

Who should attend: Care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia

Registration is required: Click here to register (this link will register you for this session only)

Not able to attend one of the sessions above or missed one on a topic that is of interest to you?  Please visit the Video Resources section of our website to view recordings of our past Zoom education sessions!

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Education Coordinators:

Shelby Barrie – [email protected]

Sarah Cook – [email protected]

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

Zoom Video Recordings

Don't worry if you weren't able to attend a live Zoom session or you missed a topic that was of interest to you.  Please visit the Video Resources section of our website to view past education sessions on a range of topics!