Live Virtual Workshops

Dementia

Strategies for Supporting

August 26, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$299.00 (regular rate)
$269.00 (*early rate)
Location: Online Virtual
*early rate expires 08/05/2024
6
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Dementia - Live Virtual - August 26, 2024, 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 08/05/2024

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Dementia is a growing concern, especially as the number of people who are affected by it increases. Given the changes and challenges people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience, caregivers and helpers can face uncertainty in how to provide care, and often need to adjust their communication and support strategies. This workshop focuses on understanding the experience of dementia and increasing awareness of its impacts on individuals and families. Participants will learn practical dementia care skills for improving quality of life and responding to problematic issues, while maintaining meaningful relationships.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Define dementia and identify its three most common types
  • Recognize the difference between dementia and normal aging
  • Identify ways to prevent and respond to dementia
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the individual and family
  • Identify strategies for supporting individuals and families
  • List the elements of dementia-friendly communities

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions, delivered electronically.

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view the materials.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Dementia Definition
  • Common Types, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Living Well With Dementia
  • Impact of Social Context, Stigma, and Discrimination
  • Cultural Safety in Dementia Care
  • The Lived Experience of Dementia
  • Impact on the Family
  • Person-Centered and Relational Care
  • Understanding and Managing Issues in Daily Life
  • Supports and Resources
  • Promoting Dementia-Friendly Communities

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, family members, and anyone seeking a better understanding of dementia.

Terms & Conditions

View our cancellation policy and other information regarding your live virtual workshop or for your in-person workshop.

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.

Trainer: Jocelyne Lalonde

M.Sc., PHEc

Jocelyne is a proud franco-manitobaine and a Certified Motivational Interviewer with a Master’s degree in Family Social Science and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has over 15 years of experience working with youth, families, and adults in community, government, and school settings. Jocelyne’s expertise and passion center around addiction, other mental health concerns, and wellness. Most recently, she has enjoyed teaching at the post-secondary level, where her research has focused on the experiences of youth in and from the child welfare system. As an enthusiastic lifelong learner, Jocelyne meaningfully acknowledges that there are many valuable ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us. She believes in the importance of walking respectfully alongside others and taking a strengths-based approach to providing support that focuses on each person’s innate ability to create a more peaceful life. Jocelyne is passionate about creating genuine connections with others and believes that this is the first step to a better life and, ultimately, to a better world.

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