Learning about dementia on the Web
Below is a list of learning webpages you can access to help you better understand dementia. Also, once you are ready and comfortable we encourage you to join us in your local Alzheimer Society office for our in-house classes where your specific questions can be answered in real time.
On-line Education provided by this local Alzheimer Society
We now offer many of our learning programs on-line. This means you will be able to ask your questions and gain answers from a local Public Education Coordinator who will be knowledgeable of local resources and options.
Dementia Videos (Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington)
These recorded videos are hosted by the Public Education Coordinator of Guelph.
On-line learning series (Alzheimer Society of Toronto)
A 15-week educational program designed to help people with dementia, their families and friends to live as well as possible with the disease. The courses offered build upon each other to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, available resource, and support. Participants have the opportunity to learn and share with others who are affected by dementia.
Finding Your Way (online learning) (Alzheimer Society of Ontario)
Our short, free, user-friendly online course, “Living Safely in the Community” talks about how we can all help to keep people with dementia safe.
Each of the four modules are only 15 minutes in length, and you can complete them at your own pace. Learn more about the topics we cover below.
This website through McMaster University hosts lessons, resources and events hosted by geriatricians and other clinicians.
Wicking- Dementia Resource and Information Centre (University of Tasmania)
This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments. To obtain the most from this course, participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. There are 7 weeks of scheduled content.
Learning about Aging and Caregiving on the Web
Below is a list of learning webpages you can access to help you better understand the aging process and how that impacts you as a caregiver.
Caregiving Essentials (McMaster Institute for Research on Aging)
A free 8 week online course for people who are the family or informal caregivers of older adult(s) (this is not a dementia specific education curriculum). This online program will enable you to learn at your own pace, when it is most convenient for you. We recommend you spend 60-90 minutes each week to complete the program. You will work through course content and activities, as well as meet others through an online discussion board.
Caregiving Strategies (Regional Geriatric Program)
A collection of educational resources that have been developed and/or curated for family and friend caregivers who provide care and support for seniors experiencing frailty (this is not a dementia specific education curriculum).