Welcome to the Dementia Learning Hub, your online resource to improve your understanding of dementia and brain health.
The Dementia Learning Hub has been designed as your first stop for dementia education, supporting you throughout your experience with dementia. This digital transformation consolidates our educational assets into 23 bilingual self-paced interactive online courses covering the continuum of brain health, dementia, and dementia care.
Our self-paced and non-technical modules have been thoughtfully curated to cater to the specific needs of individuals living with dementia, caregivers, and friends or family members. Health professionals and those with a general curiosity about dementia will also find valuable insights here to help create a dementia-inclusive community.
This online resource provides knowledge, tools, and guidance that help you understand dementia and brain health, empowering you to navigate your experience with dementia. Our self-paced courses have been expertly crafted to take just 15 minutes to complete, ensuring that you can digest the information at your own convenience.
Generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Dementia Learning Hub stands as your first stop for dementia education and support. Navigate dementia with confidence, armed with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions and provide the best possible care.
This module explores the relationship between brain health, dementia, aging, and cognitive well-being. The three courses, Mind Your Brain Health, Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Brain Anatomy Basics and Aging, will teach you how to maintain a healthy brain, understand risk factors and identify the signs of cognitive decline and dementia.
This module introduces you to dementia and dementia care. The three courses, What is Dementia, Acknowledging a Dementia Diagnosis, and Planning after a Dementia Diagnosis, will explore the basics of dementia, providing a better understanding of what it is and how it affects someone’s life. You will also learn strategies to support someone with dementia effectively.
This module focuses on those who have already had a dementia diagnosis or are caring for someone with dementia. The two courses, Dementia and Maintaining Independence and Financial and Planning Considerations, provide informative and practical strategies for navigating dementia care and daily living.
This module is for caregivers of people living with dementia. The six courses, 10 Tips for Staying Safe in Your Home, Understanding and Responding to Behavioural and Psychological Changes, Positive Approach for Caregivers, DementiAbility Training for Caregivers, Gentle Persuasive Approaches, and Managing Medication, will teach you about the unique challenges that caregivers experience and provide tools to care for someone with dementia effectively.
This module focuses on the importance of caregiver well-being. The two courses, Strategies for Caregiver Wellness and Avoiding Caregiver Burnout, provide strategies for maintaining health and wellness while caring for someone living with dementia.
This module explores practical tips and strategies for living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia. The five courses, Ways to be Dementia Inclusive, Technologies to Help Maintain Independence, Tips for Personal Care, and Tips for Communicating, equip you with the knowledge to support a positive dementia experience.
This module explores important information and considerations for the later stages of dementia care. The five courses, Considerations for Long-Term Care, Hospitals, Hospice and Palliative Care, Common Health Crises, End of Life Care, and Grief and Loss, will provide knowledge and support to caregivers preparing for long-term care, acute care, and end-of-life care.
This video provides a brief overview of the Dementia Learning Hub, including the topics that will be covered and how to access the educational resource.