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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

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

Finding Your Way - Living Safely in the Community
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Finding Your Way - Living Safely in the Community

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

Trouvez votre chemin : Vivre en sécurité dans la collectivité
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Trouvez votre chemin : Vivre en sécurité dans la collectivité

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

Dementia 101: Basics
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Dementia 101: Basics

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.

Intended audience: Care Partners
Language: English
Estimated Time: 60 minutes

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.

Intended audience: Care Partners
Language: English
Estimated time: 60 minutes
Recommended prerequisite: Dementia 101: Basics

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