Welcome to the Alzheimer Society’s Online Education Classes—a gateway to knowledge, support, and empowerment for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We understand that seeking information and guidance is essential in navigating the complexities of this challenging journey.

Our online education sessions offer a wealth of invaluable resources, curated to provide you with comprehensive insights, expert advice, and practical skills. Best of all, these classes are completely FREE, enabling everyone to access the information they need to enhance their understanding and improve their caregiving journey.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with a supportive community committed to making a positive impact in the world of dementia care and advocacy.

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Getting Started
This session is for anyone wanting an overview of dementia. It is intended for people who are at the beginning of a journey of dementia; whether newly diagnosed or new to learning about dementia. It is also an opportunity to learn about the services and programs provided by this Alzheimer Society.

Monday June 3, 2024

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

Dementia Education Series

A 4 part online learning series for family, care partners & friends of persons living with dementia.

Tuesday:
June 4, 2024
June 11, 2024
June 18, 2024
June 25, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

We encourage you to participate in this class year round!

Focus on Communication

For family and friends of persons living with dementia. A monthly interactive meeting where care partners will focus on one communication strategy or technique that fosters supportive communication with the person living with dementia in their life.

Participants will discuss how the strategy supports meaningful communication in a manner that affirms self-worth and maintains dignity.

2nd Friday of the month:
June 14, 2024
July 12, 2024
August 9, 2024
September 13, 2024

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

We encourage you to participate in this class year round!

Caregiving from a Distance

 For family and friends who do not live with the person living with dementia, who they support. 

A monthly interactive meeting where care partners share strategies to support the person living with dementia in their life.  

Participants will discuss the unique aspects of caregiving from afar.  

3rd Friday of the month:
June 21, 2024
July 19, 2024
August 16, 2024
September 20, 2024

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

We encourage you to participate in this class year round!

Toolbox Talk

A monthly interactive meeting where we will connect, discuss, and practice a research-based technique that has been shown to help and support the person living with dementia in your life. From Teepa Snow, Montessori Approach to Care, GentleCare, to Alzheimer Society literature, Toolbox Talk is your chance to ask your questions, try something new, and connect with others.

The webinar format supports your choice to open your camera and actively join in, or you can listen in and learn in your own way.

4th Friday of the month:
June 28, 2024
July 26, 2024
August 23, 2024
September 27, 2024

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

We encourage you to participate in this class year round!

Finding Your Way

For care partners, friends and community members who are supporting persons living with dementia. Learn about topics such as wayfinding, safety in the community, safe living spaces, and strategies for risk reduction.

Mondays (mornings):
June 24, 2024
July 29, 2024
August 26, 2024

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Register here

Mondays (afternoons):
June 24, 2024
July 29, 2024
August 26, 2024

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

Choices in Care

Care partners are invited to join us as we explore various care options available to you to support the person living with dementia as their care needs increase.

By attending this session, participants will learn:

  • Have a better understanding of when it is the right time to explore options for increased care
  • Discuss and learn the differences between retirement homes and long-term care homes
  • Discuss the idea of how to increase care within the home to age in place
  • Look at the application process for long-term care
  • Review what to do while waiting for an offer of a room in long-term care
  • Explain the planning needs in preparation for the day of the move into long-term care

Wednesday January 17, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

Middle Stage Education Series

A 4 part online learning series for care partners & friends of persons living with dementia.

By attending this series, participants will learn:

  • How to support the changes in behaviour in the person living with dementia
  • The “hands-on” skills for hygiene, dressing, and nourishment of the person living with dementia
  • About home care, adult day programs & the long-term care application process

Tuesdays:
January 23,
January 30,
February 6,
February 13

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Call 1-800-565-4614 for more information

Preparing for Later Stages

A 2 part learning series for care partners & friends of persons living with dementia

By attending this series, participants will:

  • Better understand the physical, cognitive, and emotional changes & needs unique to the person living with dementia in the late and end stage of dementia
  • Explore methods to retain their relationship with the person living with dementia
  • Discuss the decisions & preparations to ready themselves for these stages

Wednesdays:

September 23

Sept 27

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online via Zoom

Register here

Or call 1-800-565-4614

AlzEducate

ALZeducate offers free, online dementia education!

Click below for a list of upcoming webinars.

May Opportunities
June Opportunities
AlzEducate website

Social Recreation

Due to social distancing, pre-registration for Sit to Be Fit is mandatory.

Virtual Classes still available (ZOOM).
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday @ 9am
Phone – 905-768-4488 OR 1-866-428-1552 EXT 102

This a chance for persons living with dementia, and a guest if they would like, to meet and have some fun online (Zoom)!

Registration: please call 1-800-565-4614 ext. 421
A Zoom link will be provided once registered

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 11:00am – noon
Location: on Zoom, using your computer or iPad
(Zoom assistance is available upon request)

This weekly drop-in program offering laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). This failure-free program encourages everyone to laugh for no single reason. Intended for care partners, persons living with dementia, and the general public.
Click here for more information and to register. 

Virtual programs can be joined or on the web. Located in Hagersville, the Haldimand Abilities Centre (HAC) provides an inclusive environment that specializes in supporting people with dementia, brain injury and vision loss.  Our specialized team support participants in maintaining their quality of life through a variety of fun and engaging programs.

Join us for one hour of on-line trivia, mind benders and games in a fun and supportive environment.
Click here for more information.

A book club for people living with dementia.
Click here for more information.