Online Education Opportunities

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We are offering various learning opportunities online to help families and friends continue to stay connected and enhance their knowledge of dementia. These sessions will be hosted by an Alzheimer Society staff member.

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Free Online Education Opportunities

We are offering various learning opportunities online to help families and friends continue to stay connected and enhance their knowledge of dementia. These sessions will be hosted by an Alzheimer Society staff member.  See below for our upcoming sessions.

If you would like to participate in any of these on-line programs, please:

  1. Use a computer, tablet or iPad to install Zoom (download instructions):
    • On a computer, go to https://zoom.us/ and download and install the platform. (Top right corner, it’s safe, easy and free! May take about 5 minutes.)
    • On an iPad, go to the App Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings".
    • On a tablet, go to the Google Play Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings".
  2. Using the form below, choose any online educational opportunity that interests you and click "Submit".
  3. You will be sent a confirmation email with the instructions for accessing your session.
  4. If you have questions about the Zoom platform, please email Sarah Cook ([email protected]) for more detailed instructions.
  5. To watch our past sessions, please check out our Video Resources page.

Upcoming Fall Education Sessions

Understanding the 8A’s of Dementia – Tuesday, October 20th at 10:00am

The 8A’s of dementia describe the symptoms of dementia that will affect how a person living with dementia will think and act. In this session, we will explain the 8A’s, known as anosognosia, amnesia, agnosia, aphasia, apraxia, apathy, altered perception, and attentional deficits in more simple terms and explore how they affect a person’s day to day behaviour.  

Who should attend: Care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia

Registration is required: Click here to register

*Separate registration is required for each session. This registration link will only register you for the Understanding the 8A’s of Dementia session*

Mindfulness Workshop for Caregivers – Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00am

Supporting a person with dementia requires time and energy. We often hear about the importance of self-care for caregivers, but aren’t sure how to practice it, or when we will find the time. This interactive workshop will provide an introduction to mindfulness and highlight some simple mindfulness-based strategies that you can try wherever you are, with whatever time you have. Come join us as we try something new, together.

Who should attend: Care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia

Registration is required: Click here to register

*Separate registration is required for each session. This registration link will only register you for the Mindfulness Workshop for Caregivers session*

Cold Weather Safety Tips – Monday, November 30th at 1:30pm

Whether you are going outside for some fresh air, or heading to a medical appointment, getting outside during the winter may be something that is important, or necessary, for a person living with dementia. Going outdoors with a person living with dementia, especially in the winter months, can take great care and consideration. In this session, we will explore some cold weather safety tips that will help keep you safe, and warm, this winter season.

Who should attend: Persons living with dementia, care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia.

Registration is required: Click here to register

*Separate registration is required for each session. This registration link will only register you for the Cold Weather Safety Tips session*

Preparing for the Holidays – Tuesday, December 8th at 10:00am

For people living with dementia, the holiday season can be a stressful and overwhelming time. With some modifications to our regular traditions, we can make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone. Join us as we explore some helpful holiday tips that can make this season as stress-free as possible.

Who should attend: Persons living with dementia, care partners, family, and friends supporting persons living with dementia.

Registration is required: Click here to register

*Separate registration is required for each session. This registration link will only register you for the Preparing for the Holidays session*

 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Education Coordinators:

Shelby Barrie – [email protected]

Sarah Cook – [email protected]

Phone: (705) 748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588. Please leave a voicemail at ext. 222