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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.