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What is Dementia education?

A dementia diagnosis not only affects the person living with it, but also their caregivers, friends, family, and the community in which they live. There are nearly 24,000 people over the age of 65 in the Ottawa and Renfrew region who are living with dementia. By 2030, that number will double.

The goal of dementia education is to provide information that helps you expand your knowledge and understanding of dementia and brain health. The more we know about dementia the better able we are to prevent it, and to live well with it.

Here’s our monthly calendar to view all our education, activities and support group schedule.

To register for our for our free events in the calendar, simply click on the event in the schedule and you will be redirected to registration page.  

Topic
Participant
Program Format
Location

Dementia Education

Virtual Event
Learn about 8 brain healthy choices to help you prevent and live well with dementia. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of dementia and how the Dementia Society can help.

Dementia Education

In-person Event
Designed for carepartners and caregivers who play a pivotal role in the lives of people living with dementia. It’s the second step in enhancing knowledge of dementia and skills needed to support the changing needs of someone living with dementia, communication and how to support the person with dementia.

Dementia Education

Virtual Event
Dementia Inclusive Training is a 30-40 minute online certificate training module that sensitizes business and service providers and individuals to the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. Learn strategies for approaching and communicating with a person living with dementia, and gain perspective on environmental considerations to optimize your place of business for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Dementia Education

Video
Learn about long term care, how to apply and making the transition. Delivered in patnership by Home and Community Care Ontario Health East, The Dementia Society, and a caregiver with lived experience.

Dementia Education

Service
The Rare Dementia Support (RDS) Impact Study is a 5-year (2020-2024) collaboration to examine the unique experiences and support needs of people living with rare or young onset dementias and their family care partners.

Dementia Education

Service
Many people impacted by dementia find themselves isolated due to the stigma of the illness, whether they are a person living with a diagnosis or a caregiver. Dementia Inclusive Training is a one-hour in-person, on-site or online training module that sensitizes business and service providers and individuals to the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. Learn strategies for approaching and communicating with a person living with dementia, and gain perspective on environmental considerations to optimize your place of business for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Dementia Education

Service
The study team is looking for family caregivers who are providing care for a family member or friend, aged 65 years and older, who is living in a long-term care home and has Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia.

Dementia Education

Video
Many people impacted by dementia find themselves isolated due to the stigma of the illness, whether they are a person living with a diagnosis or a caregiver. Dementia Inclusive Training is a one-hour in-person, on-site or online training module that sensitizes business and service providers and individuals to the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. Learn strategies for approaching and communicating with a person living with dementia, and gain perspective on environmental considerations to optimize your place of business for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Dementia Education

Service
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Canadian Guideline for Safe Wandering website that recommends practical strategies to promote safe wandering (or walking) among persons with dementia.