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Education program

The Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies is proud to offer the 20 Alzheimer Societies of Quebec a new education program for healthcare and social care professionals, or anyone else working with people affected by Alzheimer’s disease. OBJECTIVES

  • Dispel myths and stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Learn the warning signs, risk factors and causes of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Develop a human and professional intervention with people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Allow participants to know the philosophy of intervention within the Quebec Alzheimer movement and try to implement these principles.
  • Identify the most common myths surrounding Alzheimer’s disease to better understand the reality
  • Understand the diagnosis, the different stages of cognitive decline and the available drug based and non-pharmacological treatment options.

The education program is flexible in order to meet individual needs. Several courses are available:

 30 HOURS COURSE

A humane and professional intervention with people affected by Alzheimer’s disease 6 hours on understanding the disease 9 hours on communication strategies and cognitive stimulation 9 hours on managing confused behaviour 6 hours on ethical behaviour and caregivers

12 HOURS COURSE

How to help people with Alzheimer’s disease on a daily basis

9 HOURS COURSE

How to help people with Alzheimer’s disease on a daily basis – Advanced Intervention within people with disturbing behaviour: Module A: Events and triggers Module B: How to use observation tools Module C: Intervention strategies and medication

6 HOURS COURSE

Interaction with people living with Alzheimer’s disease

15 HOURS COURSE FOR HOME CARE MANAGERS

Module 1: How to manage a care facility or a specialized care unit with a person centered approach Module 2: Managing confusing behaviour Module 3: Organisation of the physical environment Module 4: Staff selection and supervision Module 5: Ensure staff retention and preventing burnout

For more information and to register for the various courses, please contact Josée-Lisa Lefrançois, Director Programs and Services, or by phone at 514 360-7891 ext. 224.

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