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Building Capacity Webinar June 15th

Webinar alert!

This discussion will focus on creating opportunities for meaningful participation as communities begin reintroducing programming for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

June 15th at 11am PT/2pm ET via Zoom

Register here: lakeheadu.zoom.us/webinar/regist

Combatting Stigma and Discrimination around the World

How exciting it is to explore the directions that are being taken worldwide to combat stigma and discrimination for those living with dementia. Thank you Lynn Jackson for drawing attention to the steps being taken in Japan!

 

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CCPA BC Seniors’ Care Webinar

If you missed the webinar on Seniors’ Care in BC hosted by CCPA BC this morning, here is a link for the recording!
Looking at “how we got here, and what is needed to transform seniors’ care so that it provides the support and dignity that seniors, their families and those working on the front-lines all deserve.

Dementia Dialogue: Human Rights Podcast Series

Dementia Dialogue is hosting a podcast series focussing on human rights. 
“People living with dementia experience stigma and discrimination because of the condition and this is compounded by ageism and gender disparity…We need to rethink the way our fellow citizens who have dementia live among us and how we can support them to live their lives fully. How we support each other is based on our values including how we value one another.”
 
 

Official Report by the Military on Ontario Long Term Care Facilities

We would like to share with you the “official report by the military on long term care facilities in Ontario”.
In the words of our friend and colleague Mario Gregorio,
“…it is very concerning and a good reference about the gap in the delivery of care for people in long term care facilities pertaining to COVID-19, and rights of people with dementia.”

 

“Through Our Eyes” Zoom Webinar

“Through Our Eyes”: a virtual presentation developed in partnership with people living with dementia and care partners.
Discussion will revolve around the appropriate language and communication to use with people living with dementia, as well as the associated stigma.
Joining us are 3 people living with dementia who will share their own personal experiences of how dementia and its stigma has affected them. This discussion can inform interactions with people living with dementia during the current environment and beyond.
This 1 hour webinar will take place over Zoom on Monday, May 25th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern.
You will receive a confirmation email from Eric Macnaughton via Zoom immediately following registration, as well as an email reminder 1 hour before the event.
Please forward this invitation to others in your network who may be interested!

Free Webinars to check out for April 29th and 30th

Virtual Variety Show
Hosted by: Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado
Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 12:30pm PT
Using Montessori Inspired Principles to Radically Improve Engagement for Residents and Staff Webinar
Hosted by: Dementia Alliance International
Date: Wed, April 29, 2020
Time: 2pm PT
Creating Meaningful Relationships with Family Caregivers (Part 2 of 2) Webinar
Hosted by: Institute for Continuing Care Research and Education (ICCER)
Speaker: Dr. Sharon Anderson, University of Alberta
Date: Thurs, April 30, 2020
Time: 9am PT
The Playlist of My Life: Building a Toolbox for FTD
Hosted by: The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 1pm PT

May 7th Webinar: Using Technology to Assist Older Adults in Coping with COVID-19

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-technology-to-assist-older-adults-in-coping-with-covid-19-tickets-103445010812

Join Live Here: https://tinyurl.com/ydfsaxut

Webinar Hosted by “Building Capacity” Project

Our PHAC funded “Building Capacity for Meaningful Participation by People Living with Dementia” Project is hosting a webinar series on engagement and perspectives for people living with dementia during COVID-19. Please join us for the first webinar titled Supporting People with Dementia Online during COVID-19 – Lessons Learned from Dementia Café: A Place to Belong”. You will learn about how a Dementia Café program in Thunder Bay, ON has been modified to adapt to the no-contact restrictions due to COVID-19. You will hear from Dementia Café participants and volunteers on their experiences of the virtual program. Be inspired to adapt your program and continue to engage your community!
This webinar will take place over Zoom on April 27th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern. 
When you are ready to join, click on this link: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/98896790586
Or enter in this Meeting ID code in the Zoom app: 988 9679 0586

Maintaining Social Connections!

During these uncertain times of physical distancing, we realize that many people with dementia and their care partners may be feeling lonely and socially isolated.

ZOOM is one virtual tool that is increasingly being used to help people maintain social connections. It is being used informally by families to host get-togethers and by support programs to reach out. For example, you can attend a virtual Dementia café (updates and contact here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Service/Dementia-Cafe-A-Place-to-Belong-2611577718917565/).

This being said, we also understand that using technology can be intimidating and difficult. We’d like to help you get connected.

We’ve pulled together some useful links to help you feel more comfortable with ZOOM.

  1. This short video helps explain what ZOOM is and walks through the process of connecting. Zoom – virtual meeting guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilK0WAS3Kt4
  2. This document provides written guidelines for understanding and using ZOOM: https://www.dementiavoices.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Zoomettes-Guide-to-ZOOM-Version-Dec-2019.pdf

Importantly, if you’d like some one-on-one assistance to help you get set up, please contact Paulina Malcolm, at paulina.malcolm@ubc.ca