For more information about educational opportunities in your area, contact the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton at 705-748-5131 (toll-free: 1-800-561-2588) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-services and staff presentations
The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton offers educational in-services and presentations to staff in primary care, hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes and community agencies.
Sessions are custom designed with the goal of increasing knowledge and understanding of the various issues related to supporting a person with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Overview of dementia,
- Understanding Alzheimer's disease,
- Understanding the connection between the brain and behaviour,
- Enhancing communication with the person with dementia,
- Understanding and addressing responsive behaviours,
- Research updates,
- Heads Up for Healthier Brains,
- Advance care planning and
- Family education and awareness: Visiting, transition, loss.
Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care® (GPA)
Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care® (GPA) is an innovative education program appropriate for all levels of staff within community and long-term care organizations who support older adults.
The goal of this 7.5 hour / one day program is to provide staff with the skills and confidence to respond respectfully to responsive behaviours with a person-centred approach.
Participants in this program will learn compassionate and effective ways to help people living with dementia when they are very upset and frustrated, and how to support persons living with dementia in a non-punitive and self-protective manner.
Learn more about GPA http://www.ageinc.ca/GPA/basics.html.
Who's it for?
U-First!® is a training program for professional caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
U-First!® is for you if you have one day (6 hours) and want to meet other learners in a open and safe workshop. This workshop is interactive and allows everyone to be involved and learn from one another.
U-First!® Online is offered over a 3-week period, in a blended learning format. Participants are responsible for completing specific activities each week and should be willing to commit approximately 3-5 hours per week for the course. $75
Week 1 - complete 9 e-learning modules and 1 discussion forum
Week 2 - complete 9 e-learning modules, 1 discussion forum, and a Case Study Assignment
Week 3 - participate in 1 live webinar
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