Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

The Institute for Life Course and Aging offers a variety of online workshops for healthcare and other professionals who work with older adults.  A variety of topics are covered of the 2019-2020 period. For a full listing please see the brochure linked to.

November 4th to December 1, 2019. This online workshop for healthcare and other professionals aims to help participants understand the importance and implications of neuroscience as professionals working with older adults, including i) better understanding ourselves, ii) understanding why we are so wired to connect socially with others, iii) exploring what deep safety is to the brain and how we use it to promote well-being and that of those under our care, and iv) implementing an organizational model of dementia care based on neuroscience and mindfulness. To learn more or to register click here.

November 22, 2019 from 8:30am to 12pm EST at York Region Public Health. The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults training program is for health care providers and caregivers providing care to older adults. The goal of this free training session is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with.

Topics covered include:

  • aging
  • ageism
  • learned helplessness
  • risk factors for falls
  • changing behavior through supportive coaching

The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principals and best practices in fall prevention.

To register please contact Christine Grimbly at 1-877-464-9675 ext 74612
Email: Christine.Grimbly@york.ca

Oct. 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 7pm EST at McGill.  This edition of the PATH symposium will (i) engage researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees from a variety of disciplines including Kinesiology, Geriatric Medicine, Human Nutrition, and Endocrinology & Metabolism; and (ii) showcase emerging musculoskeletal health and aging research through a series of presentations. Learn more or register here.

Oct. 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to LGBTQ2+ inclusion in health and social services, with a particular emphasis on shifting organizational culture, and bringing LGBTQ2+ inclusion into your everyday practice. Register here.

November 26, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  Dr. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, will address the sensitive issues around balancing choice versus risk for people living with dementia. Using the approach outlined in the previous webinar “Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being” held on October 8, 2019, he will show how the desire to avoid risk, and operational decisions made as a result of this, can create an environment that may look “secure,” but is actually unsafe. Using real-life stories and situations, Dr. Power will show how we can best negotiate risk, in order to maximize well-being and individual rights. Click here to register.

October 8, 2019 from 12-1PM ESTDr. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, will show the limitations a traditional view of dementia and, how this view has not only failed to provide support for those living with the diagnosis, but how it has led to the overuse of dangerous psychoactive medications. Dr. Power will describe an alternate view of dementia that focuses on the changing perspective of the individual and uses a framework of seven domains of well-being to understanding and address distress. He will outline the aspects of culture change that must take place in order to embed this new approach when caring for those living with dementia, and share stories of success. Click here to register.

October 1st, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 AM EST. The IFA and World Health Organization are pleased to present Dr. Islene Araujo De Carvalho for this webinar introducing the WHO Guideines for the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and illustrate its potential impact within the context of Age-Friendly Environments. To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Sept. 24th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join keynote Prof. Cristine Rego for this free wecast presentation.  The learning objectives for participants are to understand what Transgenerational (TGT) and Intergenerational trauma (IGT) is and how it impats on the older adults with substance use disorder (SUD); to know the complexities of TGT and IGT in older adults where this is a SUD; discuss culturally appropriate treatment options for older adults and to raise awareness of the impact of residential schools through initiaitves like Orange Shirt Day. No registration is required.  Login live via http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=138049554.

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