Education for health-care professionals

For health-care professionals who work with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, here are some educational resources that may be helpful.

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education (FMPE) is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the development, production, and evaluation of educational programs for community-based family medicine and general practitioners.

Ontario College for Family Physicians

The Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care and the Ontario Senior Secretariat awarded the Ontario College of Family Physicians a $2,000,000 grant to develop a comprehensive multi-faceted medical education program for medical students, family medicine residents and practicing family physicians. The OCFP is completing this work under the direction of the Steering Committee appointed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Senior Secretariat.

International Psychogeriatric Association

Includes a section on Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

The Physician Education Website for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Part of a multi-faceted Ontario education program to inform and promote practice change on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The program's comprehensive educational objectives cover: the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, the impact of dementia on the person, family and caregivers, an awareness of the importance of community resources and an interdisciplinary approach to care.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017