FREE Education Opportunity! Understanding Dementia MOOC

If you missed the chance to sign up for the Understanding Dementia MOOC through the University of Tasmania last year, here is another opportunity!

From their website: Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Join the course here: Understanding Dementia

FREE Education Opportunity – Creating Moments of Joy for People with Alzheimer’s

In this 2 week course, learn how to help people with Alzheimer’s disease live as well as possible with practical tips and advice.

From their website: In this course you’ll find out how to encourage and enjoy such wonderful moments. You’ll get practical tips to ease the daily struggles of Alzheimer’s for those living with it, and those helping them. Ultimately you will learn how to look beyond the challenges of the disease and focus on creating the best possible life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Join the course here: Future Learn

Education Opportunities – Canada Wide provides valuable resources for nurses in Canada, the goal of their website is to become Canada’s premier provider of continuing education for nurses.  They offer links to several workshops and education opportunities (such as pediatric potpourri, anxiety & depression, and the therapeutic use of medical cannabis) by province.  Check them out here!

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

From their website:

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

In an effort to raise caregiver’s voice during this recognized month, Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association are seeking friends and family members who care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia to share their experience by completing a private and secure on-line survey. Their survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

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HELP! Save Stan 2018

Help Save Stan is an annual event at which students participate in interprofessional health team simulations and learning scenarios in a safe, but realistic environment. Students work with peers from a variety of healthcare disciplines and institutions using their combined skills and interprofessional communication to ensure proper care and safety for their patients.

Join in on the learning March 10th, 2018!

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Inclusive Access to Leisure

Scrolling through FaceBook this morning, I came across a video that a friend had shared about a pretty amazing water park in San Antonio, Texas.

Take a look at what these incredible people have designed and created: Inspiration Island, an inclusive water park along with air powered wheelchairs for its visitors that are waterproof!  Check out the New York Times video on FaceBook and this story on CNN.