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Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities 1:00 pm
Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities @ Online
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm
An examination of ethical, culturally safe practices when engaging in research with Indigenous communities. Best practices, including community-based research, OCAP principles, knowledge translation, and positioning communities as co-researchers will be discussed, including the development of a training module to assist AgingTech researchers in ethically engaging Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology. In this webinar, participants will: Discover the need for culturally appropriate technology for Indigenous older adults Understand the importance of ethical and culturally safe practices when engaging in research with Indigenous communities Learn about the development of a training module to assist AGE-WELL researchers to engage and collaborate with Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology Presenter: Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and AGE-WELL Network Investigator This webinar is hosted by AGE-WELL.
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Dementia 101 and Tips for a Healthy Brain 6:00 pm
Dementia 101 and Tips for a Healthy Brain @ Lincoln Public Library
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join this public forum hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region to learn about: What is Dementia? Warning Signs Diagnosis & Treatment Healthy Brain Tips This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Safe & Healthy Aging in Your Community 2:00 pm
Safe & Healthy Aging in Your Community @ St. Catharines Public Library
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get to know your community supports at this session hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. There will be a panel discussion with service agencies, including a Q&A session. Learn about brain health, safety, community services, and living well with dementia. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Register by calling 905-687-3914. This session is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Supporting Quality of Life Assessments of Frail Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers 12:00 pm
Supporting Quality of Life Assessments of Frail Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers @ Online
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Older adults living at home facing frailty and chronic illness, and their family caregivers, often experience challenges affecting their quality of life. Their priorities must be addressed by healthcare providers. Unfortunately, these are easily overlooked in the “hustle and bustle” of care. Tools for assessing quality of life make the priorities of patients and family caregivers visible to healthcare providers and leaders. The goal of the Canadian Frailty Network is to develop resources to support the use of quality of life assessment tools. The Network will meet with each group to identify their needs and the types of resources that would be helpful to them. Working with each group, they will develop customized resources that include education materials (for in person and self-guided learning), videos, and communication tools. These materials will be made freely available via an existing online person centred health information system, called the Quality of Life and Practice Support System (QPSS). The QPSS allows patients and family caregivers to complete quality of life assessment tools and share their information with healthcare providers. This project will help put the voices of older adults living with frailty, and of their family caregivers, at the centre of healthcare. This goal unites patients, families, clinicians, and healthcare and government leaders in the pursuit of a Canadian healthcare system that meets the needs of all Canadians. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Frailty Network.
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Bring Each Other Home: A Caregiver’s Journey 6:30 pm
Bring Each Other Home: A Caregiver’s Journey @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Angelina Fast-Vlaar is a retired college teacher and mother of five. She is also the author of “The Valley of Cancer: A Journey of Comfort and Hope,” “Seven Angels for Seven Days,” and “Finding Shelter: A Child’s Memoir of WWII. Angelina walked with her second husband, Joe Vlaar, through almost ten years of dementia. In her published work, “Bring Each Other Home: A Caregiver’s Journey” she recounts the peaks and valleys of that experience with the prayer that it will inspire, encourage, and enlighten readers. Angelina lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she enjoys walks along the lake and visiting with family and friends. A Q&A session will follow the author’s brief presentation. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness: Travel Tips and Virtual Travel Experience 10:00 am
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness: Travel Tips and Virtual Travel Experience @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topics for this caregiver learning session include: Strategies to reduce stress while travelling with someone living with dementia Explore respite options Experience a virtual armchair travel vacation to Tofino, B.C. Learn how to create & enjoy your own armchair travel experiences This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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