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U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (September 9- September 27, 2024)
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Facilitator: Jeniece RenaudFacilitator: Karen Robins

U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (September 9- September 27, 2024)

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s three-week U-First!®️ for Health Care Providers 3-week eLearning course. 

This program is for health care and other service providers (i.e. personal support workers, dietary aids, recreation staff, etc.) providing direct care and support to people living with dementia or other cognitive impairment.

Fee: $80 Language: English  

This three-week program begins September 9th.  The mandatory webinar is on Thursday, September 26th with the option to attend at 12:00p.m. or 8:00p.m. (Eastern).  

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U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (August 12 - August 30, 2024)
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Facilitator: Robin HullFacilitator: Karen Robins

U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (August 12 - August 30, 2024)

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s three-week U-First!®️ for Health Care Providers 3-week eLearning course. 

This program is for health care and other service providers (i.e. personal support workers, dietary aids, recreation staff, etc.) providing direct care and support to people living with dementia or other cognitive impairment.

Fee: $80 Language: English  

This three-week program begins August 12th.  The mandatory webinar is on Thursday, August 29th with the option to attend at 12:00p.m. or 8:00p.m. (Eastern).  

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Introduction to Dementia for Healthcare Providers
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Introduction to Dementia for Healthcare Providers

Providing excellent care and support to people living with dementia starts with a good understanding of dementia.  Support strategies build on this understanding to enhance communication and provide care that is respectful of the person.

This certificate course consists of five self-paced learning modules which provide you with the basics you need to provide good person-centred care to the people living with dementia you support. A final Application of Learning module will check your knowledge and give you opportunity to reflect on how to apply your learning from the course.

Target Audience: Healthcare Providers (non-clinical)
Cost: $25
Language: English


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U-First!® Advanced eLearning (September 23 - October 11, 2024)
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Facilitator: Robin HullFacilitator: Karen Robins

U-First!® Advanced eLearning (September 23 - October 11, 2024)

U-First!®️ Advanced eLearning course supports health care providers who are directly supporting people experiencing behaviour changes caused by dementia or other cognitive impairment. The program builds on the learning from the original U-First!®️ program and supports you to apply the U-First!®️ framework. It will advance your understanding and practices for providing care and you'll learn ways to reduce work-related stress.

Target audience
Health care providers who have previously taken part of a U-First!®️ for Health Care Providers (workshop or eLearning course) 6 months or more before this course start date.

Prerequisite
U-First!®️ for Health Care Providers (at least 6 months ago)

Cost: $80

Language: English

This three-week program begins September 23.  The mandatory 75-minute virtual workshop is on Thursday, October 10 with the option to attend at 2:00p.m. or 8:00p.m. (Eastern).  


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U-First!® For Healthcare Providers - Virtual 6 Hour Workshop (July 19, 2024)
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Facilitator: Laura McGill

U-First!® For Healthcare Providers - Virtual 6 Hour Workshop (July 19, 2024)

U-First!® is an innovative and unique training program that helps frontline staff to develop a common knowledge base, language, values and approach to caring for people living  with dementia and other cognitive impairment.


About the Workshop:

  • Friday, July 19, 2024 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • 6-hour workshop
  • Interactive learning format through dialogue and case studies
  • 20 spots available
  • $80 Registration Fee
  • Deadline to Register: Sunday, July 7th 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Technical Needs: Computer access with working microphone, speakers and web  camera are required for the online workshop session.

Workshop Materials: After the registration deadline, you will be mailed physical U-First!® workshop materials to the shipping address provided during registration. Please note that these materials are required in order to participate in the workshop. We are unable to ship internationally.

U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (June 24 - July 12, 2024)
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Facilitator: Karen RobinsFacilitator: Tara Seney

U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (June 24 - July 12, 2024)

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s three-week U-First!®️ for Health Care Providers 3-week eLearning course. 

This program is for health care and other service providers (i.e. personal support workers, dietary aids, recreation staff, etc.) providing direct care and support to people living with dementia or other cognitive impairment.

Fee: $80 Language: English  

This three-week program begins June 24th.  The mandatory webinar is on Thursday, July 11th with the option to attend at 12:00p.m. or 8:00p.m. (Eastern).  

U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (February 20-March 8 , 2024
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Facilitator: Robin HullFacilitator: Karen Robins

U-FIRST!® For Health Care Providers - 3 Week eLearning Course (February 20-March 8 , 2024

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s three-week U-First!®️ for Health Care Providers 3-week eLearning course. 

This program is for health care and other service providers (i.e. personal support workers, dietary aids, recreation staff, etc.) providing direct care and support to people living with dementia or other cognitive impairment.

Fee: $80 Language: English  

This three-week program begins February 20th.  The mandatory webinar is on Thursday, March 7th with the option to attend at 12:00p.m. or 8:00p.m. (Eastern).  

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


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

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

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