The list below includes all Live Meetings scheduled (including those that have ended).
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You will learn about different factors than can affect the behaviour of people with dementia. The connection between changes to the brain and behaviour will be highlighted. The meaning behind specific responsive behaviours will be explored. You will learn strategies to respond with patience and compassion to these new and evolving behaviours.
The importance of caring for yourself, the caregiver, will be highlighted. Changing roles and responsibilities, and resulting emotions will be discussed. The reality of caregiver stress will be explored. You will identify strategies and community resources to reduce caregiver stress and promote well-being.
You will learn about the philosophy of Person Centered Care. Changes in communication and resulting strategies for adjusting to these changes will be shared. You will look at the effects of dementia on daily living, and strategies which may assist a person with dementia to maintain quality of life.
Join us to hear Dr. Hannah Cherniawsky BMSc, MD of the University of Alberta speak on care partner burnout. She is the current leader of the Health Savvy Seniors Initiative. The initiative aims to educate and empower seniors to be active members of their health care team. Then we will have a presentation on depression, this will be given by a second year medical student from the University of Alberta, she is new to the initiative but is excited to be a community advocate for seniors.
You will learn basic information about the importance of financial and legal planning. Strategies for safeguarding vulnerable persons and maximizing financial benefits will be highlighted. Tools and terms for care planning, and legal and financial decision making will be discussed with a focus on Nova Scotia.
You will acquire a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Symptoms of dementia and their effects on a person will be discussed. You will learn about risks and warning signs of dementia, and the diagnostic process and treatment options.
Dr. Jack Jhamandas will speak on current research being done with Alzheimer Disease and related dementia. Dr. Jhamandas is currently a Distinguished University Professor in the Division of Neurology at the University of Alberta. He is a practicing neurologist and neuroscientist whose research interests focus on misfolded proteins in Alzheimer's and prion diseases and aspects of brain control of cardiovascular function.
A lawyer will explain the legal and financial documents you need to get done in the early stage while the person with the disease has capacity to make decisions and make their wishes be known. You will have a chance to examine the barriers that often prevent planning ahead.
A geriatrician will explain the medical management of the disease including types of dementia, diagnosis, risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and progression.
Learn what you might expect in your role as a family care partner from an experienced family member who has completed this journey. Find out how your role might impact your relationship with your family member, what emotions you might experience and what challenges you might face. Start planning how to care for yourself during this journey.
Dr. Kathleen Hunter and Dr. Belinda Parke discuss ways to be prepared in the case a visit to an Emergency Department is necessary. Whether it is a planned admission or an unexpected emergency visit, the unfamiliar noises and activities of a hospital can be especially upsetting for a person living with dementia. Preparation can improve a visit.
Someone with dementia will help you understand dementia from their perspective – how it feels, the challenges they face and how they maintain hope. You will also be introduced to the concept of person-centered care and learn about healthy life style choices for people with dementia.
A lawyer will discuss legal issues and estate administration so you will know what is needed when death occurs.
Palliative care nurses will explain what to expect in the end stage of dementia and how to provide comfort to someone who is near the end of life.
Please join us as Sally Knocker shares ideas on what is working in the UK in supporting families to bring out the best in each other when living with dementia. Join us to see, feel and understand how the UK’s ‘Butterfly moments’ can create meaningful ways to connect, reach and occupy people to live well with their experience of a dementia.