The list below includes all Live Meetings scheduled (including those that have ended).
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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.
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.
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.
The second most common form of dementia is "vascular dementia". This form of dementia is linked to problems with blood flow to parts of the brain. The leading risk factor for this type of dementia is high blood pressure (hypertension).
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.
In this webinar, we will discuss evidence on risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (ADRD) and lifestyle modification that have been shown to impact healthy brain ageing. A special focus will be given to exercise and its role in improving mental abilities in older adults. We will also discuss the effects of exercise on sleep and blood flow to the brain, mechanisms that we think underlie the cognitive benefits.
Join Sara Brooks, an Edmonton-based singer and choir conductor, and sing-a-long to the classics - Elvis, Bing, Frank, and more! She'll have you singing...literally. We will be singing (no previous music experience needed)!
Many people under-estimate the importance of good hygiene for people living with dementia (and us)! Minn Yoon will discuss what can happen if good oral health is forgotten. Minn will also share information from a study which tested some designs of equipment and how to help support people living with a dementia continue to have appropriate hygiene.
This presentation will help participants learn how to adapt recreation programming and activities to help ensure that people with dementia still feel connected to a sense of meaning and purpose in their daily lives. Webinar Activity: all participants should ensure they have small seven pieces of paper, a pen or pencil, and a table on which to write on.
This presentation by Sara Brooks, Edmonton-based singer and choir conductor, will have you singing….literally, we will be singing (no previous music experience needed)! Sara will share some knowledge of how to use music with your family member living with dementia whether they live with you or live elsewhere. Music can touch everyone, even someone with advanced dementia.
Join us for this presentation by Sarah Karesa , Grief Counsellor for Pilgrims Hospice, as she discusses exploring loss, exploring grief, different types of grief, and how care partners need to take care of themselves.
Dr. Richard Lewanczuk speak about this serious issue affecting seniors and even more so now with COVID-19. People tend to think of boredom, frustration, lack of joy. There are serious mental health implications, but one area that has been neglected is the physical health consequence of social isolation and loneliness. Loneliness has adverse effects on the immune system (paradoxically making people more susceptible to viral infections), the cardiovascular system, blood pressure, diabetes, and the inflammatory response. In addition, cognitive functions are impaired: memory, reasoning, and such. This would tend to make conditions such as Alzheimer's worse. Care partners are affected as well - in all respects. They too become more isolated and they too suffer the emotional, mental and physical consequences.
In this presentation Dr. Bill Gibson will give an introduction to dementia, the different types, and talk though what can be expected on a dementia journey for everyone involved, as well as discuss the medical treatments and other "top tips".