A description of the importance of meaningful activity in Young Onset Dementia to understand how our expectations of health influence living with dementia as a family.

You will acquire a basic understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Symptoms of dementia and their effects on a person will be discussed. You will learn about risks and warning signs of dementia, and the diagnostic process and treatment options.

Session 1: Introduction to Living with Change - Learn the issues and changes faced by people in the middles stages of dementia and where to get help.

Session 2: Responding to Behaviors that Challenge Us - A geriatric psych. nurse will help you understand behaviours and how to respond positively.

Session 3: Communication and Caregiving - A speech language pathologist will help you communicate more effectively with your family member.

Session 4: Activities of Daily Living - An occupational therapist will discuss how we can build on a person's strengths to help maintain their quality of life.

Session 5: Managing Stress - Develop coping strategies to deal with the stress that results from your role as a care partner.

Hear people living with dementia share their stories and provide tips. This will help us better understand and support those living with dementia. Care partners will speak about how they ensure their family member is *still here*.

A clinical ethicist will help you understand the difficult decisions you may need to make at the end of a family member's life.

Palliative care nurses will explain what to expect in the end stage of dementia and how to provide comfort to someone who is near the end of life.