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Overview of Dementia
Courses for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners
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Courses for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners

Overview of Dementia

This self-paced course will cover:

✔️ How the brain works
✔️ Changes that are normal with aging
✔️ Changes that are not normal with aging
✔️ Symptoms of dementia
✔️ Common types of dementia


Intended Audience: Care Partners

Language: English


Supporting Communication
Courses for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners
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Courses for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners

Supporting Communication

This self-paced course will cover:

✔️ The basics of good communication
✔️ How dementia affects communication skills
✔️ Tips and strategies to enhance communication with a person living with dementia


Intended Audience: Anyone who is supporting a person living with dementia

Language: English


Living Safely with Dementia
Courses for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners
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Courses for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners

Living Safely with Dementia

If you are a person living with dementia, or you support a person living with dementia, you know that managing risk is an important part of living well with dementia.  Explore this interactive resource guide for tips and strategies in nine different areas (i.e., driving, medications) that will help you to live safely.

Intended Audience: People Living with Dementia and Care Partners
Language: English

Experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ People Living with Dementia and their Care Partners
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Experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ People Living with Dementia and their Care Partners

This on-demand learning module is the third in a series based on the Landmark Study report titled The Many Faces of Dementia which was released in January 2024. The report focuses on people living with dementia and care partners who are part of underrepresented and underserved populations.

This module provides an overview of the experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ people living with dementia and their care partners, with a focus on inclusion and the diverse needs of this community.

Presenters:

Dr. Celeste Pang, Mount Royal University

Ngozi Iroanyah, Director of Health Equity and Access, Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Intended Audience: Everyone

This on-demand learning module was created from an Alzheimer Society of Ontario Speaker Series presentation given to the public on June 4, 2024.


Sex and Gender Differences in Dementia
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Sex and Gender Differences in Dementia

This on-demand learning module is the second in a series based on the Landmark Study report titled The Many Faces of Dementia which was released in January 2024. The report focuses on people living with dementia and care partners who are part of underrepresented and underserved populations.

This module focuses on Chapter 4: Sex and Gender Differences in Dementia and will cover:

✔️Prevalence and incidence rates for dementia
✔️How men and women experience dementia differently, including risk factors
✔️Research being conducted around sex and gender differences in dementia

Presenters:

Dr. M Natasha Rajah, Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Gillian Einstein, University of Toronto

Ngozi Iroanyah, Director of Health Equity and Access, Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Intended Audience: Everyone

This on-demand learning module was created from an Alzheimer Society of Ontario Speaker Series presentation given to the public on May 7, 2024


Landmark Study: The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada
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Landmark Study: The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada

This on-demand learning module focuses on the second Landmark Study report which was released on January 22, 2024. Titled The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada, the report focuses on people living with dementia and care partners who are part of underrepresented and underserved populations.

Presenters:

Dr. Joshua Armstrong
Research Scientist, Alzheimer Society of Canada

Ngozi Iroanyah
Director of Health Equity and Access, Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Intended Audience: Everyone

This on-demand learning module was created from an Alzheimer Society of Ontario Speaker Series presentation given to the public on February 22, 2024


Update on Dementia Treatments: Current Options and Progress
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Update on Dementia Treatments: Current Options and Progress

This on-demand learning module includes information on the latest advances in Alzheimer's disease research and treatments, including new treatment options expected to soon be approved by Health Canada.  The learning modules also highlights advocacy efforts undertaken by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

Presenters:
Dr. Carmela Tartaglia, University Health Network
Kyle Fitzgerald, Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Moderator:
Caroline Cameron
Host of Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey on SportsNet

Intended Audience: Everyone

*This on-demand learning module is based on the Alzheimer Society of Ontario Speaker Series presentation given on January 23, 2024.


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What to Do?
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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What to Do?

This on-demand learning module was created from a presentation given by Dr. Andrew Frank on December 13, 2023 in which he discusses:

- Normal aging vs. not normal aging.

- The difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

- What to do if you suspect Alzheimer's disease.

- Treatment options currently available and new treatments being developed.

- The importance of getting an early diagnosis.

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Frank, Cognitive and Behavioural Neurologist
Bruyère Memory Program

Intended Audience: Everyone


Estate Planning 101
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Estate Planning 101

At the Alzheimer Society, we believe that doing your estate planning makes you a Super Hero!

Planning your estate gives you, your family, and friends peace of mind that your wishes are respected while you are alive, and after you die. 

This on-demand learning module covers the basics of estate planning, including the importance of establishing, and reviewing, Wills and Powers of Attorney.  Colleen provides valuable information on:

- Wills and Will planning action steps.
- Taxes, probate fees and ways to reduce them.
- Powers of Attorney and the importance of taking action!

Presenter: Colleen Bradley, Chief Development Officer, Planned Giving & Bequest Administration
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Research that Moves Us Forward
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Research that Moves Us Forward

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is one of Canada’s most innovative hubs for dementia research, helping the best and brightest minds in the field spark their work from ideas to impact.

Hear from three 2023 ASRP award recipients from Ontario as they share information about their innovative research projects and how they will add to our understanding of personalized dementia risk reduction, the impact of cardiovascular health and menopause on brain health for women and potential new drugs to treat dementia by reducing brain inflammation.

Presenters: Dr. Danielle D'Amico, Dr. Donald Weaver and Madeline Wood Alexander

Maximizing Your Brain Health: Tips from a Behavioural Neurologist
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Maximizing Your Brain Health: Tips from a Behavioural Neurologist

Research is showing us that we do have control over some of the risk factors for developing dementia. We know that maintaining our cardiovascular health as we age is important, and just as important is how we keep our brains healthy. This on-demand learning module will review concepts of brain health, normal aging, and what we can do to maximize brain health as we age, including the importance of keeping socially connected.

Presenter: Dr. Alex Henri-Bhargava

Medication Overuse in Older Adults and its Link to Dementia
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Medication Overuse in Older Adults and its Link to Dementia

This on-demand learning module will provide:

  • An overview of the Alzheimer Society and The Health Depot Pharmacy partnership.
  • An understanding of medications and associated risks for developing dementia or increasing dementia symptoms.

Presenter: Andy Donald, President of The Health Depot and Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Intended Audience: Everyone

Dementia 101
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Dementia 101

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 can help.

This course has been replaced by Overview of Dementia.

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Dementia 102: Communication
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Dementia 102: Communication

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

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Dementia 103: Behaviour
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Dementia 103: Behaviour

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

Intended audience: Care Partners
Language: English
Estimated time: 60 minutes
Recommended prerequisites: Dementia 101: Basics, Dementia 102: Communication

Building Dementia-Friendly Communities
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Building Dementia-Friendly Communities

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 (4 modules)

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.

Bâtir des collectivités accueillantes pour les personnes vivant avec la maladie d'Alzheimer
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Bâtir des collectivités accueillantes pour les personnes vivant avec la maladie d'Alzheimer

Découvrez comment les organisations et leurs employés peuvent mettre en œuvre pour bâtir des collectivités dans lesquelles les personnes vivant avec la maladie d'Alzheimer et leurs proches aidants se sentent accueillis, intégrés et soutenus.

Public visé : employés d’organismes actifs dans les secteurs du commerce au détail (magasins et restaurants), des bibliothèques et des loisirs, et des transports en commun de la communauté.
Langue : Français
Durée estimée : environ 70 minutes