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Learning for everyone, including People with Dementia, Family Members and Friends, and Health Care Professionals.


* Please note that badges are issued for the Finding Your Way course.  Certificates only issued for our designated health care professional training. 

Learn about the difference between normal aging and dementia, the importance of a diagnosis, different types of dementia, the impact of changes to the brain, the progression of Alzheimer's disease, person-centred care and how the Alzheimer Society of Toronto can help.

Intended audience: Family Caregivers
Language: English
Estimated Time: 60 minutes

Improve communication with the person with dementia by learning about our desire to connect, our need for communication, how dementia changes communication and some creative communication strategies.

Intended audience: Family Caregivers
Language: English
Estimated time: 60 minutes
Recommended prerequisite: Dementia 101: Basics

Improve your interactions with the person with dementia by learning to understand possible causes of behaviours and strategies to respond to behaviours.

Intended audience: Family Caregivers
Language: English
Estimated time: 60 minutes
Recommended prerequisites: Dementia 101: BasicsDementia 102: Communication

Learn how you can help people with dementia live safely within the community and how to interact with someone who might be lost.

Intended audience: Retirement home, supportive housing and paramedic staff 
Language: English
Estimated time: 60 minutes

Renseignez-vous sur la manière d’aider les personnes atteintes de troubles cognitifs à vivre en toute sécurité dans la collectivité et la façon d’interagir avec une personne atteinte de troubles cognitifs qui s’est peut-être égarée.

Public cible : personnel des résidences pour personnes âgées, des logements avec services de soutien et des services paramédicaux
Langue : Français
Durée approximative : 60 minutes

Intended audienceEmployees of organizations in the retail (stores and restaurants), library and recreation, and public transit sectors of the community.
Language: English
Estimated time: 75 minutes (modules + discussion)

Learn about how organizations and their employees can help to build dementia-friendly communities where people living with dementia and their care partners feel welcomed, included and supported.