Individuals who are facing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias benefit from receiving information as soon as possible. The journey with dementia poses many challenges, and having an understanding of what you are facing, and reliable information about the types of help available to you, will make a difference.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers educational programs throughout the province to educate and empower people with dementia, their families and friends.
Living with Dementia: First Steps
Living with Dementia: First Steps feature presentations on the disease process from a medical, family and individual perspective, legal & financial considerations, helpful community resources, caregiver tips and home safety.
Family Education: Next Steps
Caring for a person with dementia may mean you have to learn how to communicate all over again. Learning new skills can help you face the daily realities of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia – and it may help you better understand your own feelings.
Alzheimer Society Webinars
Are you interested in testing a new way of receiving information from the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba? We are as much interested in discovering how you like webinar presentations as we are about your interest in these important topic. Please view the webinars below to gain more information about topics that relate to you:
Speak Up! Advocacy Skills for Caregivers:
Being the advocate for a family member or friend comes with responsibilities and it is crucial for the advocate to take their concerns to the right person. Approaching the right person can lead to faster problem solving.
Because solutions are not always found the first time one brings up a concern, it is important for advocates to have some negotiating skills in their repertoire. The webinar will discuss principles of negotiating so win-win resolutions can be found
Click here to watch “Speak Up! Advocacy Skills for Caregivers.”
What Matters Most:
Join the Alzheimer Society as we discuss the importance of having an up-to-date will, power of attorney, health care directive, and choosing someone you trust when preparing these documents. Responsibilities of a person designated in the legal roles of executor, power of attorney or health care proxy will also be be discussed.
Click here to watch “What Matters Most.”
Telehealth Family Education
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers family education for those experiencing dementia in 36 communities across the province via Telehealth.
Care4u Family Conference
The 2017 Care4u Family Conference took place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd (map).
This one-day conference provides caregivers with an opportunity to learn about the latest care techniques and available resources from local and national dementia care professionals.
Click the links below to view presentations from the conference.
- Communication and Dementia: Listening with your Heart – presented by: Kelly Tye Vallis Speech – Language Pathologist WRHA LTC SLP service
- Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba – presented by: Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba
- Self-compassion and Well-being – presented by: Dr. Michael Collins McIntyre – Research Program Leader – Compassion Project, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre;
Professor of Psychology, Senior Scholar, Dean Emeritus and Fellow of United College, The University of Winnipeg
- Transitioning to Long Term Care: Prepare, Move & Settle – presented by: Kate Geiger O.T. Reg (MB)
- Young Onset Dementia – presented by: Sheila Novek – PHD Candidate, Community Health Sciences University of Manitoba
For more information about upcoming education, please contact the Education Manager at 204-943-6622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.