Education Opportunities


We offer various learning opportunities to help families and friends continue to enhance their knowledge of dementia. These sessions will be hosted by an Alzheimer Society staff member either in-person or online.

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Free Education Opportunities

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

  1. Use a computer, tablet or iPad to install Zoom (download instructions):
    • On a computer, go to 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 online sessions, please check out our Video Resources page.

Upcoming Education Sessions


Driving and Dementia
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 10:30 am

Over time, dementia may cause changes that affect a person’s ability to safely drive a motor vehicle. However, a dementia diagnosis does not automatically mean that a person is incapable of driving. Some people may be capable of driving safely for some time after the diagnosis, depending on the timing of the diagnosis and how quickly dementia progresses. In this session we will explore ways to continue driving safely, some of the warning signs that it may be time to stop driving, and tips for transitioning to life without driving.   

Who should attend:  People living with dementia and their care partners

Link to Register:


Understanding Denial and Lack of Insight in Dementia 
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:30 am

It is common for someone living with dementia to deny that they are experiencing issues with their memory or other aspects of cognition.  It may seem like the person is in denial about their condition, however, they could be experiencing anosognosia (a lack of insight). Lack of insight means that a person with dementia is unable to recognize changes in their behaviour and personality.  When a person can’t recognize the changes they are experiencing, they may miss out on important interventions in the early stages of the disease.  They may refuse to accept help or access support, they may be delayed in starting medication, or they may continue to drive despite it not being safe for them to do so.  This presentation will explore anosognosia and suggest helpful strategies to support the person experiencing it. 

Who should attend:  Care partners, family members, and friends of people living with dementia

Link to Register:



New Research in Dementia
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 10:30 am

Research is vital to finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat dementia and improve the quality of life of those affected by it. It can be challenging to stay up-to-date with the latest information on dementia from research centres around the world. In this education session, we will highlight and explain some of the most important new research findings on dementia.

Who should attend:  Open to everyone!

Link to register:


Visual and Perceptual Changes in the Brain
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 10:30 am

This presentation is about understanding visual and perceptual changes that can happen when a person has dementia. As dementia continues to progress, sensory and perceptual abilities can be affected as well as peripheral vision, depth perception and colour perception. This presentation addresses how these changes impact the person living with dementia's ability to safely and effectively navigate their environment, and provides strategies to address and adapt to these visual and perceptual changes.

Who should attend:  Care partners, family members, and friends of people living with dementia

Link to register:


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

Shelby Barrie - Client Education Coordinator

Kris Van Luven  - Education Coordinator

Sarah Cook - Education Program Manager

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!



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