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The live webinars listed below are meant for Family Caregivers.

 

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This 4 part series will cover various topics related to dementia and nutrition. As dementia progresses, many individuals with dementia and their care partners experience significant dietary and feeding challenges that may contribute to reduced dietary intake, malnutrition, an increased risk of frailty and disability, and a decreased quality of life.  

Through this educational series, participants will gain a greater awareness of nutritional needs, eating challenges and practical strategies in caring for individuals with dementia. 

This live webinar is presented by a special guest in collaboration with South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Upcoming sessions : Thu, 7 Oct 2021, 2:00 PM (EST)

Upcoming sessions : Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 2:00 PM (EST)

Upcoming sessions : Thu, 4 Nov 2021, 2:00 PM (EST)

 Learn about the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, including counselling and support groups, education programs, Finding Your Way, and the Music Project. 

Intended audience: Family Caregivers 

Develop strategies that build on strengths and resilience while exploring significant sources of conflict for families. 

Language: English

Upcoming sessions : Tue, 16 Nov 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)

Explore the concept of ambiguous loss, develop coping strategies and gain understanding of feelings of grief when caring for a person with dementia. 

Language: English

This Workshop will aim to provide education on what Advance Care Planning is and how it can be completed. Specifically, the steps involved in Advance Care Planning will be discussed. This workshop will also explain the difference between Substitute Decision Makers and Power of Attorney’s, with an emphasis on the role of capacity in making decisions for someone living with dementia.

Learn to recognize how dementia impacts driving ability, warning signs and how to support a person with dementia when they can no longer drive safely. 

Language: English

Upcoming sessions : Tue, 28 Sep 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)

This workshop will review the differences between normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Dementia. This workshop will also discuss how MCI impacts individuals and their families, as well as, ways to optimize cognitive health. 

Upcoming sessions : Mon, 20 Dec 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)

Gain practical tips and strategies for providing support from a distance while exploring the unique issues and challenges of long distance caregiving.

Language: English

Upcoming sessions : Tue, 14 Dec 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)

This set of two educational workshops aims to give care partners an overview of issues related to long-term care (LTC). The goal is for care partners to learn about how the decision for LTC could have an impact on them, understand the application process and to learn to cope with the transition. Family members may choose to attend any or both sessions.

 

Part One: Considering Long-Term Care 
Part Two: Adjusting to Long-Term Care

Language: English

Upcoming sessions : Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 10:00 AM (EST)

Upcoming sessions : Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 10:00 AM (EST)

This webinar will begin a conversation about the topic of intimacy and sexuality as we age, with dementia being a key area of focus.

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