This brochure by the Alzheimer Society of Canada provides 10 steps to people whose loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

This handbook provides an introduction to dementia, information on caring for someone with dementia and for caring for yourself.

These free e-learning resources developed by the American Alzheimer Association provide helpful information for a variety of issues related to dementia care, such as early detection, dementia conversations, etc.

This free online course is offered by the University of Tasmania.  While not specifically designed for informal caregivers it is designed to be accessible to anyone with a general interest in dementia.  This is a 5 week online course which reviews the latest research into factors that may modify the risks of developing dementia.  In order to sign up for the next course you must sign up at https://mooc.utas.edu.au/sign-up.  

This free online course is offered by the University of Tasmania.  While not specifically designed for informal caregivers it is designed to be accessible to anyone with a general interest in dementia.  This is an easily accessible 9 week online course which builds upon the latest international research on dementia.  To sign up for the next course you must sign up at https://mooc.utas.edu.au/sign-up.  

This 60 min. free online course offered by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is the second course in the series for family caregivers.  This course is intended to improve communication with the person with dementia by learning about our desire to connect, our need for communication, how dementia changes communication and some create communication strategies.  You must create an account in order to log in to take the course.

This 60 min. free online course offered by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto teaches participants about the differences between normal aging and dementia, the importance of a diagnosis, different types of dementia, the impact of changes to the brain, the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, person-centred care and other ways the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto can help residents in the GTA.  You must create an account in order to log in to take the course.

This archive from the CBC Radio Tapestry series provides helpful tips to have meaningful and successful communication with Alzheimer's patients

This webpage provides access to a selection of the best available senior friendly web resources on Dementia. It is designed for both individuals experiencing symptoms of the disorder and their caregivers. The selected websites provide information on Dementia including risk factors, sign & symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, strategies to cope with daily life challenges and available support groups.

 

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