Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST

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Finlandia Village (Voima Hall)

233 Fourth Avenue
Sudbury, Ontario, P3B 4C3



Emily Lambe, Project Officer
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging 
519-904-0660 ext. 4114 

LIVING the Dementia Journey:
Overview Workshop - November 20, 2019

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging in partnership with North East Behavioural Supports Ontario is offering a professional development opportunity within the North East region. Team members supporting people living with dementia are eligible to participate in a 1-day LIVING the Dementia Journey workshop.


About the Workshop   

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia.

The LDJ program:

  • Increases understanding of dementia and provides a new perspective on the experience of living with it
  • Applies a person-centred approach to providing individualized support
  • Enhances skills in relationship-building to support individuals with compassion and respect
  • Shares strategies to recognize, interpret, and respond to personal expressions
  • Addresses ways to tackle boredom, loneliness, and helplessness by creating opportunities for meaning, purpose, and growth

By participating in this workshop, participants will gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it.

The LDJ program is brought to you by the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). To learn more about LDJ, visit: www.livingdementia.ca


Who Can Participate in this Workshop?

  • Team members supporting people living with dementia (e.g. BSO network, recreation, nursing, personal support workers, food services, and other team members)
  • Maximum 2 team members from the same organization. Additional team members may be added to a waitlist. To add a name to the waitlist, please e-mail Emily Lambe at emily.lambe@uwaterloo.ca. 

Event Details

  • The registration fee ($225.00/person) for this workshop is being sponsored by North East Behavioural Supports Ontario & North East Local Health Integration Network.
  • Participants will receive an LDJ workbook and a certificate of completion.
  • Free parking is available on-site. Parking details will be sent via e-mail one week before the event. 
  • Breakfast will be provided.
  • Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Note - there will not be enough time to leave the venue for lunch. Particpants should bring a lunch to the event.
  • Space is limited to 30 participants. Sign up today!


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