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Information for health care professionals

The Alzheimer Society of Muskoka responds to inquiries from people with dementia, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public.  Information and education can be tailored to meet your individual and organizational needs.  Information is offered n the following:

*Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

*Early warning signs

* Diagnosis and Treatment

*Supportive Strategies

          Managing Responsive behaviours, Solving Bathing problems

*Improving Communication

*Community Resources

*Research Developments

We also has a resource centre and lending library with many books, videos, DVD's, articles and fact sheets.    Information packages are avialbe upon reuest by calling 705-645-5621 or 1-800-605-2075.

Referral

The Alzheimer Society of Muskoka connects people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their caregivers, healthcare professionals and community support services.

Referrals to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka are made by healthcare providers through First Link.  Individuals may also make self-referrals by contacting us at 705-645-5621.

Download First Link Referral form

The Alzheimer Society of Muskoka also supports the ongoing learning and education of health-care professionals who are dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Below you’ll find some online training resources.

Dementia and disasters e-learning program

This online resource, hosted by the Canadian Dementia Research and Knowledge Exchange, shows health-care professionals how to protect older people in emergencies and disasters. Learn more.

Educational resources

Dementia Education Website

Case-based interactive learning modules, clinical practice guidelines, educational resources and community resources.

The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) 

Ontario based, this website facilitates the exchange of information, innovation and expertise among caregivers, educators, researchers and policy makers.

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education 

A Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the development, production, and evaluation of educational programs for community-based family medicine and general practitioners.

Driving

Free Driving and Dementia e-Learning Module 

This e-learning module gives physicians resources to help them navigate the process of assessing fitness-to-drive, disclosure, reporting and other issues related to driving and dementia.
Dr. Frank Molnar, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Ottawa, CIHR CanDRIVE Team Member, presents the module in partnership with the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange and the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

DriveABLE™

An effective tool to determine whether someone with a medical condition is able to drive safely.


Last Updated: 01/06/15
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