Education Opportunities

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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 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 online sessions, please check out our Video Resources page.

Upcoming Education Sessions

JANUARY VIRTUAL EDUCATION SESSIONS

10 Easy Ways to Fight Stigma Against Dementia
Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 at 10:30am

Positive change starts with learning. When you know the facts behind dementia, you will be able to challenge assumptions and false beliefs when they appear. By sharing your knowledge, you can reduce the negative impact of stigma against people living with dementia, their families and caregivers.  In honour of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we’ll take a look at the harmful stigma associated with dementia and explore the ways that we can use our voices to raise awareness and bring about change.

Target Audience: Open to everyone! 

The recording of this presentation will be available on our Video Resources page.

 

Heads Up for Healthier Brains!
Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 at 10:30 am

This presentation discusses the importance of making brain-healthy choices, steps that we can take to be good to our brains as we age, and the ways that we can reduce risk factors for developing dementia.

Target Audience: Open to everyone!

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArc-irqzMiH9fdgR6GQ4HjvupbqPrwuHU4

 

Alicia’s Story – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 at 10:30 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. 

Target Audience: Care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia

Link to register:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtde2rrD8vG9bo1qmSt9A56kmi-JcZLwuG 

 

FEBRUARY VIRTUAL EDUCATION SESSIONS

Overview of Dementia
Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 10:30 am

This presentation is all about understanding dementia. It aims to increase our understanding of the various types of dementia that exist, including both reversible and irreversible types, as well as the symptoms of dementia. It will also explore how Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, impacts the brain and how it is likely to progress.

Target Audience: Open to everyone! 

Link to register:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkceutqj4iEtADbpSMG5GURo5UA4l-TgIz 

 

Positive Visits
Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 at 10:30 am

Visiting a person living with dementia can sometimes feel daunting, especially when we may be uncertain about how their changing abilities or communication difficulties may impact on the success and overall enjoyment of the visit. This presentation introduces a “person-centred” approach to visits, including specific tips and considerations to help ensure a positive interaction.  

Target Audience: Care partners, family members, and friends of persons living with dementia 

Link to register:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-CpqjIsE91zMZEe9PfOGoBu3caoCLj9 

 

Building Dementia Friendly Communities
Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 at 10:30 am

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. Join thousands of Ontarians in showing your support for people living with dementia and their care partners. Together, we can create a Dementia Friendly Community.

Target Audience: Open to everyone!

Link to register:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpduCvrDwjHNbozySOKucevB7LO1oBVtjA

 

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