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On this page, you can watch all of our webinars held by the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton.
Activities To Do At Home: Tips & Strategies for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers
June 2, 2020. This presentation explores the importance of activity, what makes activity meaningful and beneficial, ways to adapt activities to meet the changing needs of the person living with dementia, and some helpful tips and strategies for caregivers on how to modify and provide assistance with activities at home.
Advance Care Planning
June 9, 2020. This presentation offers information about the process of Advance Care Planning, what consent and capacity means, and the role of the Substitute Decision Maker.
An overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
August 11, 2020. 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.
Be Good To Your Brain: Tips for Challenging the Brain & Eating Well for Brain Health
June 16, 2020. This presentation discusses the steps that we can take to be good to our brains as we age, the ways that we can reduce risk factors for developing dementia, the importance of challenging our brains and how to eat well for brain health.
Cold Weather Safety Tips
November 30, 2020. Winter can be a particularly difficult time of year for people living with dementia, and also for their care partners who are determined to keep them safe and well. This presentation is all about exploring some cold weather safety tips that will help keep you safe and warm this winter season!
COVID-19 and Grief
May 26, 2020. This presentation discusses grief and the impact of grief during the Covid-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2020. 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.
The Impact of Stress on Cognition & Mood
July 21, 2020. This session will explain what happens in the brain when we experience stress and the impact stress has on our thoughts and emotions. We will explore how our response to stress can lead to unhealthy patterns and learn about how to use strategies, like breathing, to shift our awareness to create healthier response patterns.
Importance of Self-Compassion for Caregivers
August 26, 2020. This presentation will explain what self-compassion is and the impact it has on our physical, emotional and cognitive health. We will also discuss how important it is for caregivers to embrace self-compassion and how self-compassion can empower caregivers as they continue with their essential role in supporting the person living with dementia.
Learning the Ropes - for Living with MCI
June 30, 2020. This session provides information about the Learning the Ropes - for Living with MCI program.
Preparing for the Holidays
December 8, 2020. For people living with dementia, and their caregivers, the holiday season can sometimes be a stressful and overwhelming time. With some modifications to our regular traditions, we can make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone. This presentation explores some helpful holiday tips that can make this season as stress-free as possible!
Recognizing & Reducing Caregiver Stress
May 19, 2020. This education session helps caregivers to recognize the signs of stress and offers tips and strategies for reducing stress.
Safety in the Home
June 23, 2020. This presentation discusses important factors to consider when thinking about how to increase safety in the home and in the community for persons living with dementia. Living arrangements, physical space, physical health, driving and travel are all areas important to consider in an effort to keep the person living with dementia safe and supported.
Tips & Strategies for Living Well with Dementia
July 28, 2020. This session will explore various memory aids and strategies that can be helpful tools for living well, day to day, with dementia.
Understanding & Addressing Late Day Restlessness, Repetition & Agitation
July 14, 2020. This presentation provides insights into understanding Late Day Restlessness, Repetition and Agitation in persons living with dementia and offers some helpful tips and strategies for addressing and coping with these responsive behaviours.
Understanding Ambiguous Loss and Grief in Dementia
February 8, 2021. This presentation explores Ambiguous Loss and grief and what it means when we are supporting a person that is living with dementia. In this session, we will also explore some steps that you can take to live positively with loss and grief in your caregiving journey.
Understanding Brain Changes
March 8, 2021. Understanding brain changes is an important part of supporting a person living with dementia. 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.
Understanding the 8 A's of Dementia
October 20, 2020. The 8 A’s of dementia describe the symptoms of dementia that will affect how a person living with dementia will think and act. In this session, we will explain the 8 A’s, known as anosognosia, amnesia, agnosia, aphasia, apraxia, apathy, altered perception, and attentional deficits in more simple terms and explore how they affect a person’s day to day behaviour.
Visual & Perceptual Changes in the Brain
August 26, 2020. 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 provide strategies to address and adapt to these visual and perceptual changes.
Walk for Alzheimer's Thank You 2020
May 31, 2020. Thank you to all of those that made this year's Virtual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's a huge success!