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Learning from your Living Room is a new series of online learning session with a wide variety of topics. Join Alzhiemer Society Grey-Bruce Public Education Coordinator Sandra Hong on Zoom to learn about dementia. View our list of topics and dates below.

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Learning from your Living room

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.

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]m.

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. 

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].

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.

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].

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. 

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].

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.

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].

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.

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].

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:
https://alzheimersociety.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-msrTgrHNe0Nf2q_r0jqUGF6wjjvN1o

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.

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].

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.

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].

Dementia education in Grey-Bruce

The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce provides education programs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, families and caregivers, including online learning opportunities. Learn about them on this page.

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