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Join Christene Gordon, Lead of Client Services at the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT as she leads you the essential elements of developing a “Life Story”. Creating a “Life Story” can help us to learn about what the person values in life, what they see as important in themselves, in others, and in the world around them. However, it is important that we recognize that people continue to change, as do their tastes, opinions and interests. It is important that life story work is seen as a process, and not a one-of.
Come join us to celebrate Brain Health Awareness Month, and to experience our trademarked Minds in Motion® program. Learn more about how we offer it virtually and how you can adapt some of the activities for some in-home fun!
In this session, you will learn techniques to help you support your family member or friend living with dementia. As care partners, it can be challenging to know what the “right” thing is to say or not to say. Tips and examples will be provided. Communication is key when it comes to helping support someone living with dementia, but communication is more than us speaking to a person. Join us to learn other communication strategies.
Dr. Kagan will examine the clinical and research relationship between the 3D’s as well as the epidemiology. He will also discuss treatment options and future treatment developments regarding the 3D’s.
A person who experiences changes in memory or other thinking abilities may be referred to a neuropsychologist for an in-depth evaluation. Join us as Dr. Frerichs, a geriatric clinical neuropsychologist, shares details about these assessments and how they shed light on understanding what happens to brain functions in a person with dementia.
Come and learn more about what is capacity assessment, when is it done and who does it?
How do you evaluate information about dementia research that you find on the web? Presented by Dr. David Hogan
Every month there appears to be an announcement about a new way to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease. How can you evaluate this information? What questions should be asking? In this webinar we will go over how you can assess the credibility of the information you find and determine if it is for you.
Mindfulness is the ancient art of paying full attention to what is happening around us. Mindfulness can be practiced in many ways. It is a skill that can be learned by anyone regardless of age or health status. Research shows that practicing mindfulness as we age can help us live happier and healthier lives. Mindfulness helps us embrace both the benefits and challenges that come with getting older.
Having a daily routine can reduce stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Zamplo can help you create and maintain healthy routines when it comes to medication compliance and activity tracking. Recognizing patterns allows us to predict and expect what is coming. See how recording and graphing your data routinely can help detect patterns in your mental and physical health. Use your health data for proactive brain health.
Sometimes it’s the little things we can miss which can change moments in the day for example turning our chair to face a window or using the internet to rediscover a favourite song or comedy sketch to share with a loved one. When our world felt a bit smaller with the Covid 19 pandemic, we had to find creative ways to spend our time which didn’t involve going out and meeting others. So what can we find in our homes and on our doorsteps which will lift our spirits and bring back positive memories? In this presentation, Sally will be sharing a range of practical ideas particularly those tapping into the two sense of sight and sound.
What does “Quality of Life” mean to you? Join us for a discussion on how to use the 5 senses to help identify meaningful activities to do during visits with your loved ones.
**Please note this presentation topic has changed** "Newer considerations in the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease" Having or caring for a loved-one with dementia can create a flood of emotions and challenges. While we always want to prevent dementia, even slowing its progression can improve the quality of life for both the person with dementia and their carers. The good news is that actions which prevent dementia are the same ones which can slow its progress. Even more importantly, these actions are simple and have beneficial impacts on physical health as well. Healthy eating, physical activity, social interactions and a sense of purpose in life are all effective ways of preventing and slowing dementia not to mention improving quality of life at all stages. While such recommendations may sound rather mundane, there is now a large body of evidence which explains how these lifestyle factors have a direct impact on the brain. Sometimes the simplest interventions are the best interventions.
Having a daily routine can reduce stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how ZoeInsights can help you create and maintain healthy routines when it comes to medication compliance and activity tracking. Recognizing patterns allows us to predict and expect what is coming. See how recording and graphing your data routinely can help detect patterns in your mental and physical health. Use your health data for proactive brain health.
Join us to talk about the work Dr. Roach has done with families on constructing biographies and how people may be able to do it themselves – especially during COVID-19, the activity could be beneficial to families.
Learn more with geriatric psych nurse Jeannine Chemello about the types of behaviours people living with dementia sometimes experience. Get a better understanding of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and learn how to respond with a problem-solving approach.
Holiday Tips & Self Care, Angela King, MTS, ARCT is a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner from AHS and will join us to discuss holiday tips for care partners who are caring for someone living with Dementia. Angela will also give some tips on how to do a little self-care during what can be a stressful time of year for many.
Dr. Adrian Wagg will join us to discuss bladder problems and accidental leakage of urine that are more common in people living with dementia. This presentation will discuss the types of problems, the available treatments and methods of dealing with dementia-related difficulty in successful toileting.
Dr. Carol Estabrooks will join us to discuss the effects that COVID-19 has had on our trust in the long-term care home system, and how we can change for the better moving forward.
Join us to celebrate World Alzheimer Day! In this presentation, Dr, Power will review everyday challenges that have been magnified by the coronavirus pandemic, both for people living with dementia and those who support them. He will outline his framework for supporting those living with dementia and offer ways in which the well-being of both those living with the diagnosis and their supportive partners can be enhanced through these difficult times. In the process, he will describe successful strategies for coping with isolation and the anxiety caused by recent world events. There will be adequate time for discussion at the end of the talk.
Dr. Tammy Hopper will share tips and strategies to help you as a care partner communicate more effectively with your family member living with a dementia. Tammy will share examples of what you can do in the early/middle stages when communication starts to change, and she will provide tips as the disease progresses and communication becomes more challenging. This session will be helpful for all care partners.