The move to a long-term care home can be one of the most challenging and overwhelming times for caregivers throughout the dementia journey. During this presentation, attendees will learn practical tips and suggestions to consider in the weeks and days leading up to the move.
This webinar, led by Adriana Shnall, Ph.D., will reveal how to become more comfortable talking openly about grief and loss. It will provide strategies for coping and ideas for thinking about your own legacy.
Dr. Shnall is the Program Director of the Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Caregiving at Baycrest and has Assistant Professor status at the University of Toronto. Susan Kendal will be joining the conversation as a member of the community who will talk about her personal journey through the grieving process several times over the past few years, including her brother with young-onset dementia. Josh Cooper, Baycrest Foundation President & CEO, will give opening and closing remarks.
Advanced Care Planning (ACP) is not just an end of life issue, it is something we should all be actively considering. The webinar addresses questions such as, what is ACP? Why is it important? When/how should you start ACP?
Join us as Graham Webb from The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly provides participants with insights on a variety of topics such as property decision-making, personal care decision-making, and the duties of attorneys and guardians. This event will be followed by a Q&A for participants to ask any questions they may have on the topic.
Join dementia & caregiving expert Eleanor Silverberg as she sheds light on mindfulness as a beneficial coping practice applied under her 3-A Coping Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist. A demonstration will be presented of the modified mindfulness program she created to accommodate a variety of cognitive levels, based on Eleanor’s book “Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia.”
Social isolation and loneliness have taken on a new meaning for opportunistic perpetrators and vulnerable seniors during COVID-19. In this webinar, participants will learn the signs of elder abuse as well as ways to help someone who might be at risk of being victimized. The webinar will also reinforce the importance of recognizing the valuable contributions that seniors make and empower them to protect themselves with the knowledge and tools that will keep them safe.
Ask the Experts: Everything you always wanted to know about long-term care placement and were afraid to ask
Led by Baycrest@Home social work team, this one-hour event will cover a variety of topics and allows members of the public to get their questions answered on all things related to aging. The presentation will begin with a quick overview of the long-term care system in Ontario, followed by a Q&A session.
In this presentation, you will learn how our brains support memory, what the different types of memory are and how they change with age, and what you can do to optimize your memory function and brain health.
Social distancing, while necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, creates challenges for caregivers to connect with loved ones amid an unprecedented time of global health and economic crises. Join Dr. Nasreen Khatri to learn how to optimize social connection with loved ones and get the emotional support you need and deserve as a caregiver.
The pandemic has caused an increase in mental health concerns, especially for older adults. For older adults with pre-existing mental illness, the isolation and fear of contracting the virus has deeply affected their ability to cope. In this webinar, caregivers will learn how to identify mental health decline as well as mechanisms and techniques to aid in their caregiving role. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
This presentation explores the positive impact of virtual support groups during difficult times. Learn from members of a Baycrest-led virtual support group that regularly meets throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, and how it helped them navigate and cope with the new normal. This webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.
This presentation will explore our collective values and beliefs about intimacy and aging. The relationship between these two sensitive topics will also be considered when supporting older adults with dementia.
This webinar is designed for caregivers and people living with dementia to learn about the benefits of touchscreen games with tablets, as well as tips and tricks for getting started.
As a response to the pandemic, Baycrest’s Audiology department recently established tele-audiology, a virtual service that helps patients along their audiology journey—from the initial detection of hearing challenges to audiology rehabilitation.
This webinar covers the tensions associated with multigenerational caregiving and how these have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar was designed to help participants identify and understand the role of a family caregiver, ways to decrease burnout, and rewards in caregiving. Our experts also share clinical interventions available at Baycrest to support family caregivers.