Memory and Aging - Every Tuesday Sept 22nd to Oct 20th
Memory and Aging is a 5 week course happening every Tuesday at 10 am - 12 pm starting Sept 22.
This is a multi-week program consisting of weekly two-hour sessions. The aim is for people of retirement age or older who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance. Developed through Baycrest Health Science Centre.
Alzheimer's Disease and Supportive Communication - Oct 2nd
Alzheimer's Disease and Supportive Communication on October 2nd from 11 am to noon.
People living with dementia will undergo many changes in the way they communicate. Learn to recognize these changes and what they mean. Noticing which types of communicate are effected and understanding how that affects why they may be communicating in a certain way can help lead to better outcomes and communication for everyone.
Normal vs. Not Normal Aging as it relates to Memory - Oct 16th
Normal vs. Not Normal Aging as it relates to Memory on October 16th at 11 am.
This session will help you to understand and recognize the difference in "normal" and "not normal" aging. Emphases is on the value of matching helping behaviours to the person's needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and address typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia.
Searching for the Meaning Behind Behavior - Oct 23rd
Searching for the Meaning behind the Behaviour on October 23rd at 11am.
Our actions can have a positive or negative impact on people living with dementia. In this session we explore triggers that can create behaviours in people living with dementia. Focusing on the link between brain changes and why a person may act a certain way. Learn how to use strategies that make up for a person's losses and highlight their remaining strengths.
The Journey of Support Starts Here - Oct 27th
The Journey of Support Starts Here on October 27th at 11:00 am.
General information about the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. Who we are, what we do, as well as understanding the warning signs and how to go about getting a diagnosis.
Nutrition and Dementia - Nov 3rd
Nutrition and Dementia on November 3rd at 11 am
Find out how changes in the brain can influence a person's eating behaviour and learn about what strategies may help.
Meaningful Activities - Nov 10th
Meaningful Activities on November 10th at 11 am.
Learn about activities that are a part of your family member or friend's life and how to adapt these to support that person to continue to be involved despite the changes in ability that come with dementia.
This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here or contact Sandra Hong with any questions at (519) 376-7230 or [email protected].
Register in advance for this meeting:
Validation Therapy - Nov 17th
Validation Therapy on Tuesday November 17th at 11 am.
Learn about Validation Therapy, developed by social worker Naomi Feil. Learn how using validation is possible in acknowledging a person's emotional needs and avoid lying or truth telling which can lead to emotional distress. This therapy is a method for connecting with people living with dementia and helps you learn how to acknowledge the meaning behind their behaviour.
Planning Ahead - Nov 24th
Planning Ahead on Tuesday November 24th at 11 am.
Planning ahead is about preparing for a time when you may not be able to make decisions for yourself. You will evaluate and learn how to manage risk, and learn information about what is involved when referring to advance care planning.