The Spirit of Alzheimer’s Learning

With 564,000 Canadians currently living with dementia, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, nearly everyone is touched by this disease in their lifetime.

Every three seconds, someone in the world develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Through understanding and education, we will be better prepared to care for our loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia disorder.

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Let’s keep the spirit of World Alzheimer’s Day going! These resources can be used and shared throughout the year.


Webinars and Videos

Check out a recorded webinar or video to enhance your knowledge about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Whether you are a family or professional caregiver, these webinars will provide tips and best practices for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

How In-Home Care Helps People With Dementia

Often, when it comes to a dementia diagnosis, many assume that the person living with dementia needs to move from their home. However, staying at home can provide a safe, familiar environment where a person can thrive and maintain their independence. In less than 5 minutes, learn more about how in-home care can help those with dementia.

Crash Course to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

You’ve likely had a few “I don’t know how to deal with this!” moments over the course of your caregiving journey so far. Improve your caregiving know-how in 60 minutes by learning about practical tips, best practices and resources from the experts.

Expert Panel

  • Janet Fast, Ph.D., University of Alberta
  • Janine Karlsen, Home Instead® franchise owner, registered nurse, counselor and coach
  • Moderator: Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, Home Instead

Practical Ways You Can Improve Care for Dementia Clients

Learn from two experts in the field who can offer evidence-based recommendations and guidance regarding a variety of topics including the diagnosis process, care and treatment options, and communication with family caregivers.

Expert Panel

  • Diane Bovenkamp, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs, BrightFocus Foundation
  • Therese Papineau, CAREGiverSM, Home Instead
  • Moderator: Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, Home Instead




Alzheimer’s Learning Day resources are available throughout the year. Help keep the momentum going by inviting your friends and family to learn more.

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