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2023-12-06 19:00:00
Join us for an insightful webinar on the different roles nutrition can play in the Alzheimer's journey. In this session, we will explore the role of dietitians in providing compassionate care and expert guidance for individuals, as well as their devoted care partners. Discover the truth behind common nutrition myths and gain valuable insights into optimizing dietary choices to enhance overall well-being and quality of life. Learn how dietitians can be your trusted partners in enriching lives, empowering minds, and making a significant difference throughout your journey.
2023-11-15 19:00:00
Caregivers often identify that one of the most challenging aspects of being a care partner is when the person that they are caring for experiences sexual expressions. Caregivers often feel a sense of embarrassment and find themselves at a loss with how to respond. Partners and spouses frequently experience feelings of grief and confusion as they navigate unexpected situations that arise related to intimacy and sexuality. This presentation will review tips and strategies for care partners to better understand sexual expressions and learn new ways to cope with the changing relationship.
2023-11-02 13:00:00
This presentation will help clinicians who support clients and care partners with dementia who are experiencing sexually responsive behaviour. We will review tips on how to assess and better understand why sexual expressions happen and offer practical strategies that you can use to support both the care partner and persons living with dementia.
2023-10-18 19:00:00
Please join us as we welcome home care representatives from all over the province! This will be an "Ask Us Anything" style presentation. Home care can be a tricky part of our healthcare system, so bring your questions and settle in for an excellent presentation filled with helpful information!
2023-10-12 13:00:00
Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the critical role of nutrition care in navigating the journey through Alzheimer's disease. The webinar will include a brief lecture followed by a question-and-answer period. Gain valuable insights into optimizing dietary habits, addressing common challenges, and promoting overall well-being to support individuals and their loved ones on this unique path. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the power of nutrition in enhancing the quality of life throughout the journey through Alzheimer's disease. Have your nutrition questions ready!
2023-09-21 19:00:00
Health advocates promote education and awareness of Alberta's Health Charter, listen to Albertans about their healthcare experiences and promote health literacy. Join us to celebrate World Alzheimer's Day and to learn how they can help you navigate our healthcare systems.
2023-05-10 19:00:00
This presentation will provide an overview of how the Health Link Dementia Advice line program was developed to meet the needs of Seniors living with Dementia in Alberta. The presentation will highlight exciting updates to the program service model, staff and what this means for Albertans and seniors in the community. We look forward to sharing these exciting developments for the Health Link Dementia Advice Line.
2023-04-06 13:00:00
Review the concept of cognitive impairment in aging and Lewy body diseases. Discuss the cognitive spectrum of Lewy body disorders. Introduce interventions for motor and non-motor impairment in Lewy body diseases
2023-03-29 19:00:00
This is a keynote FULL of Key Notes!There is no other activity we know of that activates more areas of the brain simultaneously than when we listen to music that inspires us. Quite simply, music brings meaning into moments, but on a more complex level, the different elements of music (tone, volume, tempo) impact brain function and human behaviour.For over thirty years working as a music therapist, and leading a private practice team of twenty therapists, Jennifer has witnessed this powerful resource in action in people as young as two months to 104 — transforming changes in mood, memory and motivation.This Keynote will include:• Stories from around the world of how music is bridging gaps, helping people feel less stuck, and igniting team creativity.• A synthesis of the latest research at the intersection of music and health, shared in a practical and fun way. For example: what does your music say about your personality? The answer may surprise you.• Top ‘key' tips for using music to accentuate the positive in your life - including the power of a purposeful playlist.
2023-03-15 19:00:00
Visits to the emergency room and admission to hospital can occur unexpectedly to anyone. For a person living with dementia, going to the hospital can be a very difficult and frightening experience. Older persons, especially those living with dementia, are at risk for delirium, decreased mobility and increased falls risk as well as new onset or worsening of continence problems with acute illness and hospitalization. University of Alberta nurse researchers Kathleen Hunter and Sherry Dahlke will discuss strategies to be prepared for an unexpected trip to the hospital, and ways in which family care partners can support and advocate for their family member in the emergency room, during a hospital stay and the transition home.
2023-02-15 19:00:00
Yoga is one of civilization's oldest health systems that remains accessible to everyone at any age. Contrary to popular belief, extreme flexibility and extraordinary strength are not required to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Yoga practices have been shown to have positive effects on cellular aging, mobility, balance, emotional wellbeing, and cognitive health. They can also improve the quality of life in individuals living with dementia.In this seminar you will be introduced to yoga philosophy and basic techniques that you can use in your daily life to support healthy aging. This online seminar will be presented from a yoga studio. Please wear comfortable, non-restricting clothing to participate in a gentle yoga practice.
2023-02-02 13:00:00
In this presentation, the objectives are, describe the challenges faced within long-term-care to providing supportive end-of-life care among frail residents within the last year or so of life. Present evidence-based approaches to providing supportive end-of-life care in the long-term-care setting. Discuss development and implementation of a frailty pathway within long-term care
2023-01-18 19:00:00
Sleep has remarkable impacts on all aspects of healthy living. Join Dr. Brandon Hauer, PhD as he explores the complex relationship between sleep, memory, and aging well. Learn what sleep looks like in your brain, how we measure it, what stage of sleep is best for boosting memory, and how sleep and memory change both across the lifespan and in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Hauer will also share some tips on things you can start doing tonight to sleep better and, hopefully: rest easy.
2022-12-14 19:00:00
Have you been recently diagnosed, supporting a family member or friend who has been diagnosed, or are just generally interested to learn more about dementia? Then this is the live event for you! Dementia can have so many unanswered questions and it's hard to know where to start some days. Join us as we welcome two professionals in the field for a meeting that is just that, ask them anything and learn more about dementia today!
2022-12-14 13:00:00
In 2017, direct care nurses within the Gitxsan Health Society identified that increased understanding about dementia was needed by both health authority and band employed nurses to better support the individuals with the disease and the community caring for the people with the disease. Through 2018-19 a multi-partner Nurse research project was undertaken with this aim in mind. This included both qualitative and quantitative components, and involved not only the person with dementia, but their family, friends, communities, and the nurses and other carers.Led by and centred around the communities directly affected, a number of key themes emerged from the project which gave voice to the gaps and needs in care, but also highlighted the potential areas of strength that can be built on to improve care for the Gitxsan person living with dementia. This presentation speaks towards the experience of this particular project and these particular communities with the hopes that further dialogue and knowledge exchange can lead to transferable learning in other separated but related settings.
2022-11-23 19:00:00
The connections we make to music are incredibly strong. We can access these important connections in every stage of life, whether it's in infancy, teen years, adulthood and advanced age. What if we not only accessed these connections, but utilized them for the wellness of our loved ones and ourselves? Discover ways to use music effectively for health, connect with loved ones through music and how to use music for ones own self-care in this workshop with certified music therapist Kelsi Mcinnes.
2022-11-03 13:00:00
Josephine Agudo (she/they) is a registered nurse with a specialty in geriatrics who works as an educator and resource clinician with the VCH Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Professional Practice Team. She is a PIECES champion and certified GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approaches) Coach. Josephine is passionate about empowering and enabling the people who live and work in long term care homes to be seen and heard. She advocates for safer spaces and for personhood-promoting practices for the 2SLGBTQIA+ seniors community and people living with dementia in long-term care.
2022-10-26 19:00:00
The session will include a brief overview of the Continuing Care system and Home Care including how to make a referral, what you can expect from the assessment and what types of services might be available to help support. There will be ample time to ask questions in order to learn more about the Home Care services in the Edmonton zone.
2022-09-21 19:00:00
In this presentation, Kath will discuss the terminal nature of Alzheimer's Disease, and explore what this means for your role in caregiving, navigating, decision making, and advance care planning. Kath will draw on her experiences as a hospice palliative care nurse and thanatologist. Please send questions in advance, and prepare to participate during the session.
2022-05-18 19:00:00
Have you have been recently diagnosed, supporting a family member or friend who has been diagnosed, or just generally interested to learn more about dementia? Then this is the live event for you! Dementia can have so many unanswered questions and it's hard to know where to start some days. Join us as we welcome two professionals in the field for a meeting that is just that, ask them anything and learn more about dementia today!