Thursday, October 1, 2020, 12 - 1 pm Eastern - BrainXchange will present the findings from a knowledge exchange project conducted by researchers at The KITE Research Institute (University Health Network) together with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO), Family Councils Ontario (FCO) and the Ontario Association of Resident's Councils (OARC).
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - More women than men have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are growing. Both sex (biological factors) and gender (social factors) most likely work together to contribute to this predominance. In order to prevent AD in women, we need to understand early in life the factors affecting women that lead to eventual dementia. In this webinar we discuss what is known about the underlying causes and suggest future directions for research.
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - How can we best help older adults with depression via remote treatment? Depression is the most common mental illness in older adults. Social isolation and infection prevention measures to contain the COVID pandemic have disproportionately impacted older adults, putting them at even higher risk of depression.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - This series of a 3 webinars for healthcare workers. Speakers will introduce healthcare workers to Self Care Strategies. The speakers will be psychogeriatric resource consultants: Thérèse Lawlor, Charlene Marshall and Tony Schembri.
While strategies are in place to support aging offenders within Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions, relatively little attention has been directed towards understanding their community reintegration. Due to a combination of unique and complex health needs, as well as the stigma of incarceration, aging offenders face a plethora of barriers and challenges when transitioning from a correctional institution to community (Williams & Abraldes, 2007; Higgins & Severson, 2009; Maschi, Morrissey & Leigey, 2013). In order to help overcome the challenges, solutions are being implemented at various scales to ease the reintegration process; however, there is a need for additional support from both government and community stakeholders alike.
Wednesday, October 7, 12 pm Eastern -Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. The complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are important contributing factors.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern - This webinar will help you nurture an inclusive community among LTC residents and team members, even in the age of COVID-19. Presenters will share practical and quick steps you can take right now, without spending hours planning and preparing. Participants will receive a copy of the Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Supporting Inclusion in Long-Term Care Homes in the mail.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern - While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA proudly present: Ageism’s influence on how older people are viewed and how they view themselves. In this webinar, we will discuss age stereotypes and ageism from a number of perspectives. First, we will review how ageist portrayals of older people permeate the media. Second, we will present the content of age stereotypes and discuss how they lead to ageist behavior and how this can affect how older people view themselves. Last, we will touch upon implications for how people living with dementia are likely stigmatized and also suggest ways to mitigate age stereotypes and ageist behaviour.
Two Events: Monday, July 6th, 12:00 pm and Monday, July 13th, 12:00 pm - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The 30 minute film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system.