I AM A HEALTH CARE WORKER
The collaboration between the health care workers and the Alzheimer Society of Granby and its region is essential. This relationship is beneficial as it allows both parties to be up to date on best practices to provide quality services and care.
Our resource centre is indispensable for anyone working with people with Alzheimer’s disease or any related disease. In order to raise awareness, we welcome proposals of professionals who wish to give conferences or workshops.
OUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Healthcare and social service professionals who work with people with Alzheimer’s disease.
• Shatter the myths and stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease
• Be aware of warning signs, risk factors and causes of Alzheimer’s disease
• Develop a human and professional approach toward people with Alzheimer’s disease
• Allow participants to understand the philosophy behind the Quebec Alzheimer movement and see where they stand in relation to these principles
• Understand the reality of people with Alzheimer’s disease
• Learn the steps of diagnosis, the stages of cognitive decline and possible treatments
We also offer several specialized workshops to improve your knowledge related to Alzheimer and the health-care system.
Reserve early as places are limited. For reservation please call at 450 777-3363.
OURS WORKSHOPS ACTIVITY COORDINATING
Develop activity coordinating skills to incorporate daily leisure activities.
Group coaching and one-on-one intervention if necessary.
• Increasing the quality of life
• Validating the potential of loved ones
• Climate-centred leisure approach
• Adjustment principles
• Communication techniques
• Life story (emotional memory)
• Daily activities
ACTIVITY COORDINATING IN ASSISTED-LIVING RESIDENCES
Offer a variety of entertainment in assisted-living residences for people with Alzheimer’s.
• Group of 15 to 20 people with Alzheimer’s
• Duration: 90 minutes
• 100$ per activity
• Trained coordinator
• Activity coordinating material
• Travel expenses
It is possible to purchase an activity coordinating material kit for $500 (member) or $550 (non-members).
The assisted-living residence agrees to have one or more patient attendants supervising the group throughout the activity.
AWARENESSAND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Inform the population
of the reality behind people with Alzheimer’s disease or other related diseases
about the disease and technological advances that may provide a cure
who have cognitive difficulty, their caregivers and their families
OUR PUBLIC AWARENESS TOOLS
Improving the quality of life
The Alzheimer Society promotes an approach based on sharing and respect. Its focus is on maintaining the dignity and quality of life of those affected by the disease in every possible way. We believe that quality of life is first and foremost increased through communication and social interactions.
“À la découverte de vos stimuli”, an activity developed by professor, researcher and recreational therapist Hélène Carbonneau, PhD, offers tools to people with Alzheimer and their caregivers to improve their quality of life.
There are 10 workshops and last 2 hours each.
During the first hour, activity coordinators assist you in creating stimulating activities with your loved one.
The second hour is devoted entirely to you. Assisted by a social worker, you will have the opportunity, as a group, to go back on the activity, to share your observations, to improve your knowledge on memory disorders and increase your activity ideas for your next visit with your loved one.
Main objectives of these meetings: strengthen the bonds between the caregivers and the people affected by the disease, equip the caregivers, stimulate people with memory disorders, convey useful information, break down the isolation, experience moments of happiness.
Possible activities: cooking in groups, Olympiads, mosaics, scrapbooking, music and zoo therapy.
This service is offered to people with Alzheimer’s disease accompanied by their caregiver and shows that it is always possible to be happy while visiting loved ones and on a day to day basis.