The list below includes all Live Meetings scheduled (including those that have ended).
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Past Live Meetings
Watching and Listening - Finding Enjoyable Ways to Spend Time Together
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.
Maintaining the Connection - Successful and Meaningful Visits with Individuals Living with Dementia
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.
Newer considerations in the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease
**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.
Adopt Routines for Better Brain Health
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.
Constructing Family Biographies When Living with Dementia
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.
Feeling’s of Needs and Expression’s
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 and Self Care
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.
Bladder health for people living with dementia
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.
Restoring Trust: COVID-19 and the Future of Long Term Care and your Impact Evaluation Report
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.
Life during a pandemic: supporting well-being for all
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.
Successful Communication Strategies to Help Support a Person Living with Dementia
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.
Exercise and Brain health: It’s never too late!
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.
The Importance of Planning Ahead
Join us as lawyer Doris Bonora discusses the importance of planning ahead, when it comes to creating wills, enduring power of attorney, and personal directives.
Online Sing-Along of the Classic's with Sara Brooks
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)!
The Importance of Oral Hygiene for People Living with Dementia
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.
Creating a Meaningful Life: Recreation for people with dementia
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.
The Importance of Music for People Living with Dementia and Care Partners
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.
Taking Care of You: Anticipatory Grief, Ambiguous Grief, and the Importance of Self-Care
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.
Loneliness & Seniors - Much More Serious Than You Think
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.
Understanding Dementia and the Different Stages
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".