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Learning Series

The Learning Series helps people with dementia, their families and friends to live as well as possible with the disease.

The courses offered build upon each other to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, available resource and support. 

Participants have the opportunity to learn and share with others who are affected by dementia.

All Learning Opportunities are provided at no cost to participants, but donations are appreciated.

Pre-registration is requiredRegister by: 

Contacting a Resource Centre near you

Contacting our Provincial Office: 1-800-263-3367

 Learning Series

First Steps

This series is to help individuals newly diagnosed with a dementia and their caregivers understand their diagnosis and the changes they experience.This series will also offer participants an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on a similar journey. They will learn about topics including: what is dementia, memory loss, coping strategies, drugs, treatment, research, planning for the future, and community resources and support.


Saskatoon
Wednesday, September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
and Tuesday October 4th
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Swift Current
Thursday, September 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th 
1:00-3:00 p.m.

North Battleford
Monday, September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Prince Albert
Monday, September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Regina
Friday, September 23rd and 30th and October 7th and 14th
and Wednesday October 19th
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Next Steps for Families

for family and friends

This series will offer family members and friends caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia an overview of the disease. The topics discussed in this series will be much the same as those listed under First Steps.

Weyburn
Saturday, September 10th
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Regina
Saturday, September 17th
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saskatoon
Saturday, September 24th
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Care Essentials

For family and friends

This series will offer guidance throughout the caregiver journey and strategies for when a person with dementia's care needs have increased. Topics discussed include: the progression of the disease, understanding behaviour, day to day care and community resources.

Across the province via Telehealth
Wednesday, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Options for Care

for family and friends

This series will help family members and caregivers evaluate their current caregiving needs and explore other possible care options available, including long-term care. Topics include: Where to turn when care needs are increasing, long term care - how the system works, and coping with changes.

Saskatoon
Saturday, Ocotber 22nd
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Regina
Saturday, November 5th
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Care in the Later Stages

for family and friends

 This series is to help family members and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias understand what to expect in the later stages of the disease. Topics include: understanding the experiences of grief and loss, learning about the later stages, recognizing pain and distress, and providing care that promotes dignity, comfort and quality of life.

North Battleford
Saturday, October 22nd
10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Swift Current
Tuesday, November 1st, 8th, 15th
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Prince Albert
Saturday, November 5th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weyburn
Saturday, November 19th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.




The Learning Series is supported by SGI and SaskTel Telcare.

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Last Updated: 07/22/16
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