Family Education

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.

Click here for more information on upcoming LWD workshop sessions.

 

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.

Click here for more information on family education.

 

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 36communities across the province via Telehealth.

Click here for more information on Telehealth family education.

 

Care4u Family Conference

The 2017 Care4u Family Conference takes 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.

Online registration opens September 2017!

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Click here to view presentation slides from the Care4U 2016 Family Conference

 

Contact Information

For more information about upcoming education, please contact the Education Manager at 204-943-6622 or by email at alzeducation@alzheimer.mb.ca.

Telehealth

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…

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Living with Dementia: First Steps Workshops

The Living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias workshop sessions bring together specialists providing practical information that will be helpful to people living with dementia; and to the family and friends who support them. This intensive, “how-to course” addresses many relevant topics including the physical, mental and emotional changes common…

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Community Sessions

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. The Alzheimer Society receives requests for community sessions from various organizations. The following sessions are…

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Family Education

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. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers Family Education throughout the province to educate and empower…

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