The Alzheimer Society is accredited to provide The Reitman Centre CARERS program. FOR: Caregivers SESSIONS: 8 weekly sessions, 2 hours per session, maximum 6 care partners PURPOSE: Teaches problem solving techniques, coaches caregivers in communication skills through the use of simulation. TOPICS: Focuses on practical skills and emotional supports.
Developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, our PAC workshops focus on the interpersonal dynamics of supporting a changing brain. A variety of skills are taught in an interactive group style. FOR: For families, agencies and LTC Homes. SESSIONS: 3 (Participation Certificate received upon completion), $30-$80/session PURPOSE: Helps participants better understand the experience of dementia and provides practical tools to help support persons living with dementia. TOPICS: Workshop B: Positive Physical Approach (PPA) and Hand-Under-Hand (HUH)
FOR: Caregivers and family members and friends of persons living with dementia. SESSIONS: 4 PURPOSE: Planning for the future and helping your family member or friend to remain as independent for as long as possible. TOPICS: The different types of dementia, the resulting changes in the brain and understanding community resources.
FOR: Individuals with early stage dementia and their primary caregiver(s). SESSIONS: 4 PURPOSE: Introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to understand the diagnosis and learn about tips and strategies that might help you day to day. TOPICS: The different types of dementia, the resulting changes in the brain, planning for the future, and strategies to remain independent for as long as possible. Groups require pre-registration. Please contact: 905-529-7030 for event times
The Alzheimer Society is accredited to provide The Reitman Centre TEACH program. FOR: Caregivers SESSIONS: 4 weekly or bi-weekly sessions, 1.5 hours per session, maximum 8 care partners PURPOSE: Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills while sharing and learning from others. TOPICS: Focuses on self-care, healthcare system navigation, relationship changes, future planning.