New video now online
Got time constraints? Can't attend a workshop? This will make you smile.
One of our most popular information sessions, “Understanding Dementia & Brain Health” is now available in online video format. That means it’s available anytime, anywhere.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and get cozy with it. Or, send it to family members and friends at a distance. Our knowledgeable learning specialist, Padma Genesh, takes you through some very important topics. If you don't have time to watch the full video, try the shorter videos on specific topics such as:
- warning signs
- understanding behaviour changes
- reducing your risk and maintaining a healthy brain
- answers to important questions
These videos were made possible thanks to the generosity and caring of RC Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary – Catholic Charities and Home Instead Seniors Care.
Thursday, April 6th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMUnderstanding Dementia & Brain Health
A superb introduction to the topic of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
Thursday, May 11th 1pm - 4pmConsidering Care Options
If you're considering a change in care options for your loved one, this is a good place to begin.
May 9th & 16th 6:00PM - 9:00PMCaregiver Strategies for Dementia
A practical skill-building workshop providing an essential foundation for family members, friends and caregivers
Physicians & health care professionals - find your referral info here
Why is it so essential?
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