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

SEPTEMBER:

Types of Dementia - Tuesday, September 14th at 10:30 am

Did you know that there are many different causes of dementia, including both reversible and irreversible types? In this education session, we will explore some of the most common types of dementia, their warning signs and symptoms.

Who should attend: Open to everyone!  

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

 

10 Easy Ways to Fight Stigma Against Dementia - Tuesday, September 21st at 10:30 am

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 World Alzheimer’s Day, 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.

Who should attend: Open to everyone!  

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

 

New Research in Dementia - Tuesday, September 28th 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!  

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

 

OCTOBER:

Enhancing Communication - Tuesday, October 5th at 10:30 am

Communication is a critical component of our life; it allows us to express who we are and relate to one another. Communication is more than talking and listening, it involves understanding and interpreting. This education session will help care partners, family and friends supporting persons with dementia to identify and understand changes in communication that often result from brain changes.  Participants will learn tips and strategies for making communication more successful.

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

Registration is requiredClick here to register (this link will register you for this session only)

 

Understanding Behaviour Changes - Tuesday, October 19th at 10:30 am

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can impact the brain in many ways.  As a result of brain changes, people living with dementia may experience physical, emotional, mental, and cognitive changes.  They may also experience behavioural changes.  The symptoms of dementia can affect how a person will think and act.  In this education session, we will explore the most common behaviour changes that can occur in dementia, and some tips and strategies for understanding and addressing them. 

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

Registration is requiredClick here to register (this link will register you for this session only)

 

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!