Tuesday, June 3, 2014

University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging CAREGIVING AND DEMENTIA WITH OLDER ADULTS


the University of Toronto’s 
Institute for Life Course and Aging
CAREGIVING AND DEMENTIA WITH OLDER ADULTS
AN ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR HEALTHCARE & OTHER PROFESSIONALS
When: Monday June 9th to Sunday July 6th, 2014 (4 weeks) ONLINE weekly at your discretion
Cost:    $240 (Students $120) Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2nd, 2014

This workshop will be going forward as there is sufficient enrollment.
 
Outline:    
Week 1: Dementia and Caregiving
What is dementia? Essential background information for understanding dementia

Caregiving: risks, burden and growth factors associated with dementia caregiving
Week 2: Assessment of Family Caregivers
Components of the assessment are reviewed within the context of spousal, adult children, sibling and other caregivers
Week 3: Intervention with Family Caregivers - Part 1
A framework for intervention with family caregivers
Treatment modalities: Individual Counselling, Family Counselling, Ad hoc Counselling, Support Groups
Week 4: Intervention with Family Caregivers - Part 2
Caring for People at Home
Residential Care

Instructor:   Adriana Shnall, MSW, RSW
Adriana Shnall, MSW, RSW, has been a social worker at the Ross Memory Clinic at Baycrest  for over 20 years.  Her role has been to provide support and education for families dealing with dementia at various points during the course of the neurodegenerative process.  Her experience does not only come from her clinical experience, but Adriana has been involved in teaching students throughout her career and is currently in her third year of the  Social Work PhD program at the University of Toronto.  Her area of focus and research is in dementia caregiving.

We are still accepting registrations this week! Anyone interested can register online atwww.aging.utoronto.ca (scroll down to find the workshop announcement box and the link within!).

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