The list below includes all Live Meetings scheduled (including those that have ended).
To properly view live meetings, please ensure that you have the appropriate system requirements: Click here to see these requirements.Please note that all live meetings will be open a half an hour prior to their start time. i.e. a meeting that is set to start at 6 p.m. will be open to join at 5:30 p.m.
Exploring Nutrition Care: How Dietitians Can Support You on Your Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease Presented by Kristin Hruschak
Join us for an insightful webinar on the different roles nutrition can play in the Alzheimer's journey. In this session, we will explore the role of dietitians in providing compassionate care and expert guidance for individuals, as well as their devoted caregivers. Discover the truth behind common nutrition myths and gain valuable insights into optimizing dietary choices to enhance overall well-being and quality of life. Learn how dietitians can be your trusted partners in enriching lives, empowering minds, and making a significant difference throughout your journey.
Caregivers often identify that one of the most challenging aspects of being a caregiver is when the person that they are caring for experiences sexual expressions. Caregivers often feel a sense of embarrassment and find themselves at a loss with how to respond. Partners and spouses frequently experience feelings of grief and confusion as they navigate unexpected situations that arise related to intimacy and sexuality. This presentation will review tips and strategies for caregivers to better understand sexual expressions and learn new ways to cope with the changing relationship.
Please join us as we welcome home care representatives from all over the province! This will be an “Ask Us Anything” style presentation. Home care can be a tricky part of our healthcare system, so bring your questions and settle in for an excellent presentation filled with helpful information!
Health advocates promote education and awareness of Alberta’s Health Charter, listen to Albertans about their healthcare experiences and promote health literacy. Join us to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day and to learn how they can help you navigate our healthcare systems.
This presentation will provide an overview of how the Health Link Dementia Advice line program was developed to meet the needs of Seniors living with Dementia in Alberta. The presentation will highlight exciting updates to the program service model, staff and what this means for Albertans and seniors in the community. We look forward to sharing these exciting developments for the Health Link Dementia Advice Line.
This is a keynote FULL of Key Notes! There is no other activity we know of that activates more areas of the brain simultaneously than when we listen to music that inspires us. Quite simply, music brings meaning into moments, but on a more complex level, the different elements of music (tone, volume, tempo) impact brain function and human behaviour. For over thirty years working as a music therapist, and leading a private practice team of twenty therapists, Jennifer has witnessed this powerful resource in action in people as young as two months to 104 — transforming changes in mood, memory and motivation. This Keynote will include: • Stories from around the world of how music is bridging gaps, helping people feel less stuck, and igniting team creativity. • A synthesis of the latest research at the intersection of music and health, shared in a practical and fun way. For example: what does your music say about your personality? The answer may surprise you. • Top ‘key’ tips for using music to accentuate the positive in your life - including the power of a purposeful playlist.
Visits to the emergency room and admission to hospital can occur unexpectedly to anyone. For a person living with dementia, going to the hospital can be a very difficult and frightening experience. Older persons, especially those living with dementia, are at risk for delirium, decreased mobility and increased falls risk as well as new onset or worsening of continence problems with acute illness and hospitalization. University of Alberta nurse researchers Kathleen Hunter and Sherry Dahlke will discuss strategies to be prepared for an unexpected trip to the hospital, and ways in which family care partners can support and advocate for their family member in the emergency room, during a hospital stay and the transition home.
Yoga is one of civilization’s oldest health systems that remains accessible to everyone at any age. Contrary to popular belief, extreme flexibility and extraordinary strength are not required to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Yoga practices have been shown to have positive effects on cellular aging, mobility, balance, emotional wellbeing, and cognitive health. They can also improve the quality of life in individuals living with dementia. In this seminar you will be introduced to yoga philosophy and basic techniques that you can use in your daily life to support healthy aging. This online seminar will be presented from a yoga studio. Please wear comfortable, non-restricting clothing to participate in a gentle yoga practice.
Sleep has remarkable impacts on all aspects of healthy living. Join Dr. Brandon Hauer, PhD as he explores the complex relationship between sleep, memory, and aging well. Learn what sleep looks like in your brain, how we measure it, what stage of sleep is best for boosting memory, and how sleep and memory change both across the lifespan and in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Hauer will also share some tips on things you can start doing tonight to sleep better and, hopefully: rest easy.
Have you been recently diagnosed, supporting a family member or friend who has been diagnosed, or are just generally interested to learn more about dementia? Then this is the live event for you! Dementia can have so many unanswered questions and it’s hard to know where to start some days. Join us as we welcome two professionals in the field for a meeting that is just that, ask them anything and learn more about dementia today!
The connections we make to music are incredibly strong. We can access these important connections in every stage of life, whether it’s in infancy, teen years, adulthood and advanced age. What if we not only accessed these connections, but utilized them for the wellness of our loved ones and ourselves? Discover ways to use music effectively for health, connect with loved ones through music and how to use music for ones own self-care in this workshop with certified music therapist Kelsi Mcinnes.
The session will include a brief overview of the Continuing Care system and Home Care including how to make a referral, what you can expect from the assessment and what types of services might be available to help support. There will be ample time to ask questions in order to learn more about the Home Care services in the Edmonton zone.
In this presentation, Kath will discuss the terminal nature of Alzheimer’s Disease, and explore what this means for your role in caregiving, navigating, decision making, and advance care planning. Kath will draw on her experiences as a hospice palliative care nurse and thanatologist. Please send questions in advance, and prepare to participate during the session.
Have you have been recently diagnosed, supporting a family member or friend who has been diagnosed, or just generally interested to learn more about dementia? Then this is the live event for you! Dementia can have so many unanswered questions and it’s hard to know where to start some days. Join us as we welcome two professionals in the field for a meeting that is just that, ask them anything and learn more about dementia today!
What you don’t know could harm you. Join us as we welcome the honourable Lisa Raitt as she shares her experience with being a care partner. Learn how you can best be prepared for various emergency situations while caring for someone living with dementia.
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!
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.
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.