Dementia Education Series (DES)


FOR: Care Partners, family members and friends of persons living with dementia

SESSIONS: 4

PURPOSE: Planning for the future and helping your family member or friend to remain as independent for as long as possible.

TOPICS: The different types of dementia, the resulting changes in the brain, support skills, and understanding community resources.

Middle Stage


FOR: Care Partners, family members and friends of persons living with dementia

SESSIONS: 4

PURPOSE: Understanding the unique needs of the middle stage of dementia. How to support responsive behaviours, safety and security of the home environment.

TOPICS: Communication strategies, activities of daily living (ADL's) and self-care for the Care Partner.

Long Term Care: Considering the Move & Day of the Move

FOR: Care Partners of persons living with dementia

SESSIONS: 2

PURPOSE: 

TOPICS: 

Care in the Later Stages


FOR: Care Partners, family members and friends of persons living with dementia

SESSIONS: 5

PURPOSE: Understand what to expect in the late and end stages of dementia.

TOPICS: Having quality time with family members in the later stage of dementia, physical changes and planning needs. 
The series will also explore how participants can provide comfort to the person with dementia as well as review the experiences of grief and loss. 

 

Discover and Learn with RBC


FOR: Persons living with dementia, Care Partners, Healthcare Professionals, General Public

SESSIONS: 1 per month

PURPOSE: Free and safe information provided by Royal Bank of Canada. An opportunity to have your financial and advance care planning questions answered.

TOPICS: Wills & Power of Attorney, Estate Planning & Administration, the housing market, Retirement Home & Long-Term Care Planning, Banking Options, Fraud & Cyber Fraud, Tax-Free Savings Accounts, Investing in Retirement


Click here to see the topics for May-Aug

Click here to see the topics for Sept-Dec

U-First!® for Care Partners


FOR: Care Partners of persons living with dementia

SESSIONS: 4

PURPOSE: The U-First!
® for Care Partners education program supports Care Partners who are caring for someone experiencing behaviour changes caused by dementia.

TOPICS: Enhancing Care Partner well-being and that of the person living with dementia, use the U-First!® framework to reduce responsive behaviours, and improve collaboration among all Care Partner supports.
 

Teepa Tuesdays


FOR: Persons living with dementia, Care Partners, Healthcare Professionals, General Public

SESSIONS: 1 per month

PURPOSE: Learn, discuss, practice, and develop Teepa’s Positive Physical Approach dementia skills. 

TOPICS: Reviewing Positive Physical Approach and Hand-Under-Hand technique, vision changes, GEMS®, communication, standing to sitting, putting on clothing, importance of dominant side

Tuesday Lecture Series


FOR: Persons living with dementia, Care Partners, Healthcare Professionals, General Public

SESSIONS: 1 per month

PURPOSE: In-depth informational lectures that are inspired by popular topics regarding dementia and ageing well.

TOPICS: Past lectures have included: Genetics & Alzheimer's Disease, Intimacy, Dementia & Frailty, Meaningful Environments, Hearing Loss & Dementia 

 

 

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If you have any questions about Zoom, please email Karen at educationhamilton@alzhh.ca for assistance.
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