Let's talk about the fears, misconceptions, and myths surrounding dementia. What can we do to change the status quo? Join us as we demystify some of the myths surrounding dementia and help you, or someone that you love, live well with this condition. This is an exciting and illuminating workshop that will cover what dementia is and who it affects, myths and secrets of living well with the disease and providing strategies for working with people who have dementia.

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Who is this course for?

This workshop helps care partners, care providers and everyone to understand the person living with dementia and work together in supporting their personhood and helping them live well with their diagnosis

Course curriculum

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    • Session 2: Indroduction

    • Slides

    • Introduction

    • How can we promote well-being in people experiencing dementia & Audience Discussion

    • Components of Wellbeing

    • Group Discussion

    • Factors that erode the well-being of people with dementia

    • Conclusion

    • References from Session 2

    • More Readings

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    • Session 3: Introduction

    • Session 3 Slides

    • Dementia and Living Well Introduction

    • What Type of Caregiver am I?

    • Caregiver Editorial Cartoon

    • A World Without Emotion?

    • Emotional Framworks

    • Comon Caregiver Emotions

    • Grief

    • Audeince Comments on Grief

    • Denial

    • Audience Comments on Denial

    • Fear

    • Fear and Anxiety Audience

    • Anger

    • Anger Audience Comments

    • Managing Anger Resources

    • Resentment

    • Resentment Audience Comments

    • Guilt

    • Depression

    • Adaptive Thinking

    • Assignment Introduction

    • Assignment 2

    • Closing

    • References and Notes from Today's Session

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    • Congrats! Here's what's next...


Joanne Cheng-Tandoc

Joanne Cheng-Tandoc is an internationally trained dementia care professional with extensive experience in clinical, research and education settings. Her passion for supporting the plight of those affected by dementia began in the Philippines where she helped establish one of the first memory clinics and was instrumental in increasing dementia awareness in the country. She continues to educate families, healthcare professionals and communities on various topics related to wellness, mental health and dementia care and she currently coaches individuals on reducing their dementia risk by pursuing healthier lifestyles. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development Psychology and is working on completing a second Master’s in Applied Neuroscience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will this course be taught?

    Expect a mix of recorded lessons and live classes taught by the instructor. Miss a livestream? No problem. All livestreams are recorded and available on demand. You’ll also participate in animated online discussions and be able to work on assignments to increase your knowledge retention.

  • What are the dates and times of the courses?

    The workshops will be held on April 6th, April 13th, April 20th and April 27th at 7 PM EDT.

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We are N.I.C.E!

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.   Our members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law.   Through our international arm, the International Collaboration for the Care of the Elderly (ICCE), we have researcher and student partners in nine countries: Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Scotland, South Africa and Switzerland. Find out more at www.nicenet.ca