We can help

Print

Public awareness

For the general public

The Alzheimer Society provides many opportunities to learn more about dementia and the research to find a cure. If you’re interested in learning more about the programs and workshops near you contact us at:

Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
400 Elliott Ave, Unit 4, Kingston, ON, K7K 6M9

Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Phone: 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516

Fax: 613-544-6320
email:
ask@alzking.com

Corporate information sessions

The Alzheimer Society offers corporate information sessions for companies that are interested in learning more or becoming corporate partners. To set up a Corporate education session or obtain information about becoming a corporate partner contact us at: 

Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
400 Elliott Ave, Unit 4, Kingston, ON, K7K 6M9

Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Phone: 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516

Fax: 613-544-6320
email:
ask@alzking.com

Speakers

If you’re interested in bringing in a speaker to talk about dementia, caregiving, research or advocacy, we are a great resource and our Public Education Coordinators are willing to help you get the message out about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Contact us at:

Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
400 Elliott Ave, Unit 4, Kingston, ON, K7K 6M9

Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Phone: 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516

Fax: 613-544-6320
email:
ask@alzking.com

Education Topics

The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A provides many opportunities to learn more about dementia and related issues. We offer educational sessions to many different groups, including service clubs, buisnesses, long-term care facilities, schools, colleges and universities. The following topics that we regularily speak on. Our public education coordinators can speak on one topic, or multiple topics depending on the needs of the group.

Normal aging:

  • Myths of aging
  • Psychological/social impact of aging
  • Healthy aging
  • Sensory losses in aging

Advanced Care Planning

  • What things need to be considered in advanced care planning
  • Importance of advanced care planning

Brain and Behaviour

  • How our brains function
  • Understanding the causes of dementia
  • The losses experienced with dementia
  • Resulting behaviours and how to effectively cope with them

Ethical issues and dementia

  • Understanding ethics, morality and legal issues
  • What ethical issues occur with dementia
  • Principles of ethics
  • Ethical decision making

Overview of Dementia

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lewy Body dementia
  • Vascular dementia
  • Frontal temporal dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Alcohol related dementia

Volunteer Training

  • Normal aging
  • Overview of dementia
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Palliative care
  • Meaningful activities
  • Environment and behaviour
  • Role of a volunteer

Communication

  • Why and how we communicate
  • Understanding the communication difficulties that occur with dementia
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Alternative methods of communication

Palliative Care and dementia

  • End stage of life issues
  • Understanding the role of the care partner
  • Providing comfort as care
  • What supports family and staff need during this time

Environment and behaviour

  • Understanding responsive behaviours
  • Understanding the impact of environment on behaviour
  • Reading body language
  • Understanding territoriality and personal space

Intimacy, Sexuality and Dementia

  • Attitudes towards sexuality and aging
  • Recognizing the basic needs
  • What and who has the problem
  • Guidelines for management and policy development

Meaningful Activities

  • What are meaningful activities
  • Understanding the remaining abilities
  • Planning an activity
  • Value of activity

Understanding family issues

  • Family dynamics
  • Care Partner burden and stress
  • Coping with loss
  • Grief and its path with dementia

Elder Abuse Awareness

  • Who are the abusers
  • Who are the abused
  • Risk factors and implications
  • When and how to report abuse

Partners in Care

  • Role of the partners; staff, family, organizations
  • What are the issues
  • How can we work together to resolve the issues

Public Forums

Public forums and seminars are held throughout the year to allow the general public to learn more about dementia. Topics may include:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Coping strategies
  • Holiday tips and strategies
  • Understanding relevant tax deductions
  • Healthy habits and their impact on the body
  • Understanding care partner burn out
  • Mental health and dementia

In the month of January of each year we host a variety of events and seminars to coincide with Alzheimer Awareness month. Check out our calendar to stay up to date on the times and locations of all our events.

Health and Volunteer Fairs

We regularly attend health fairs throughout the KFL&A area. We bring along a variety of brochures and information to these fairs, so please come by and see us if you are at one of these health fairs.


Last Updated: 08/10/15
Back to top