AKE Online Events/ Webinars - Participants have opportunities to exchange ideas and engage in interactive discussions from their desktop through a combination of teleconference and web conference tool. Topics focus on practical tips, strategies, emerging trends, critical issues and best practices.

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  • Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care - A strategy and more than 40 tools, resources and interventions to assist LTC homes to implement palliative are programs. July 16th, 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST  | Related Resources ?   (New)
  • Working Together to Improve Primary Care for Seniors with Complex Care Needs: A Health Links Discussion. June 24th, 2013  | Slides  |  Event Summary  |  Related Resources  (New)
  • Understanding and Preventing Falls in Dementia - Review the literature to provide an up to date overview on falls in older adults with dementia to help inform evidence based prevention practices. June 19th, 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST  | Related Resources ?   (New)
  • FINDING Your Way - For people with dementia EVERY STEP COUNTS - Learn about a groundbreaking multicultural safety awareness program for people with dementia who may go missing. May 8th, 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST  | Related Resources ?  
  • The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Alzheimer?s Disease: Examine current trends in physical inactivity in the older adult population and the potential role of physical activity to reduce the disease burden of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer?s Disease (AD), and to reduce the likelihood of developing AD. April 17th, 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST  | Related Resources ?  
  • Behavioural Supports Ontario Sustainability Forum  | March 19th 2013 | Report | Slides | Leadership Video
  • Changing the Culture of Care for Persons Living with Dementia: The first phase of The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance Culture Change Process February, 5th 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST ? Related Resources ? 
  • Behavioural Supports Ontario  - Capacity Building Suite: Overview of capacity building tools developed through the Behavioural Supports Ontario Project. January 28, 2013. ? Related Resources
  • PSWs - An Evolving Practice Series (Part 2): As the need for PSWs increases, their practice continues to evolve and more support is needed. Learn about the evolving role of PWS; and strategies to increase their skills and competencies. Discussion of the Broader Context of Ontario?s Health Human Resources (HHR) Strategy including: Why HHR planning is important; Historical and Current Context of HHR;  PSW challenges and opportunities; and The Future of HHR January 22nd, 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST   ? Related Resources ?  
  • The Dementia-Friendly Design Series: Wayfinding- Presenters: Deb Bryson,B.Sc.(OT), OT Reg.(Ont.), PRC. and Jocelyn Hunt, B.A. Gerontology and Health Studies, PEC. ? Dementia Friendly Design Considerations- Wayfinding ? Presentation Handout
  • Hallucinations in the Elderly:  Review the principal causes and discuss the management of hallucinations in the elderly. January 16th, 2013 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST ? ? Related Resources  ? 
  • Behavioural Supports Ontario - LHIN Sustainability Planning Event: January 14th: ? January. 22nd:


  • PSWs - An Evolving Practice Series (Part 1): Collaborative Client Practice Approach and Palliative Care Competencies for PSWs. November 20th, 2012 | 12:00  - 1:00 PM EST ? ? Related Resources  ?
  • BSO Knowledge Exchange Event l Shared Stories: Enhancing Knowledge and Building Capacity to Provide Better Care to Support Older Persons with Responsive Behaviours. October 31st, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST ?  ? Related Resources  ?
  • Let's Talk About Design and Dementia: Feedback on design tools. October 22nd l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST l  l Related Resources ? Poster
  • Depression and Dementia: This webinar will review: prevalence and impact of depression in dementia; identification and assessment strategies for depression in dementia; and management strategies for depression in dementia.  September 25th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST ?  l Related Resources ?
  • Behavioural Supports Ontario: Evaluating Impacts and Outcomes: Learn about the evaluation process, progress to date and the plan for completing the evaluation | Sept. 20th 11 AM - 12 PM EST  ? Related Reources ?
  • Depression and Dementia: This webinar will review: prevalence and impact of depression in dementia; identification and assessment strategies for depression in dementia; and management strategies for depression in dementia. August 16th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST  ?  Related Resources ?
  • BSO Knowledge Exchange Event: Engaging Your Community: The BSO Project is currently extending its reach into the community, CCACs and their partners in the community are invited to continue the dialogue online. July 31st, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST Slides | Related Resources ?
  • Behavioural Education and Training Supports Inventory (BETSI) Knowledge Exchange Event:This event will provide a more comprehensive look into the tool and a chance for you to provide feedback. July 18th, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST Related Resources ?
  • Changing the Culture of Dementia Care: The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance: This session will highlight key findings to date from the PiDC Alliance project and provide tools and resources to those seeking to embark on their own culture change initiative. June 19th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST  ? Related Resources ?
  • Wake-up Call: Key Priorities - WHO Dementia and Home Care Reports: This session will highlight key findings from these two reports as well as the steps being taken to respond to the rising numbers of dementia. May 15th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST  ? Related Resources ?
  • Strategic Use of Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia: Provide clinicians a strategic framework for decisions regarding safe use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia. April 30th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST   ? Related Resources ?
  • Parkinson's Disease: An overview of Parkinson's disease:An overview of Parkinson's disease, including: motor, and non-motor; the role of relative cognitive impairment; and the impact of dementia, as well as a discussion of the Get it on time campaign. April 27th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST l Related Resources l 
  • MoCA: To prepare members of these interdisciplinary teams for the training program with a review of how to use the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA).
  • Strategic Use of Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia: Provide clinicians a strategic framework for decisions regarding safe use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia. April 4th l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST  ? Related Resources ?
  • Virtual Policy Series on Dementia - Session 3: Connecting the Dots: Moving Towards Better Dementia Care: A brief overview of the two previous sessions on current policy recommendations and emerging evidence. Building on the previous sessions by presenting on current projects being undertaken to address the dementia challenge in Ontario. February 23rd l 12:00 -1:00 pm EST ? ? Related Resources ? Reading List 

  • Virtual Policy Series on Dementia - Session 2: Emerging Evidence: Moving from Paper to Policy: An overview of the key findings of the Health System Use by Frail Ontario Seniors. Focus will be on community dwelling adults with dementia. February 16th l 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST  ? ? Related Resources ? Reading List
  • Virtual Policy Series on Dementia - Session 1: Heading Towards Change: Current Policy Recommendations: An overview of both the challenges and the key recommendations put forward in the Caring for an Aging Population and Addressing Alternate Level of Care report.  February 9th l 12:00 - 1:00 pm  EST  ? ? Related Resources ? Reading List
  • Health Promotion and Dementia: An opportunity for participants to learn about the health promotion framework and conceptual model currently under development at the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO). Explore specific approaches and programs available for persons with early stage dementia across Canada. (Jan '12)  ? ? Related Resources
  • Self Management and Dementia: An overview of concepts of self-management in chronic disease prevention and management, and discuss how concepts of self-management can be applied in the dementia context. (Jan' 12)  ?  ? Related Resources
  • How I Live Well: Individuals living with dementia and their partners in care will present their stories of their dementia journeys. (Jan '12) ?   ? Related Resources


  • Assessing Dementia in an Office Setting for Physicians: Discuss an approach to dementia assessment in the office broken down into several components/ visits which can be coordinated with appropriate billing procedures for family physicians. (Nov '11) ? Related Resources
  • Starting and Sustaining your Age Friendly Initiative: Tips for Using the Age Friendly Communities Web-based tool (Sep '11) ? Related Resources
  • Noise and Dementia: What?s all the buzz about?: Learn about how noise impacts persons with dementia and what physical design strategies can be implemented to address noise triggers often present in long term care, day programs and supportive housing. (Jul '11 & Sep '11) ? Related Resources
  • Identifying vulnerable seniors: An "in-the-field" dementia screening tool for Police Officers: Introducing a tool has been developed for use by the police, while in the field, to help quickly establish whether a person is likely to be experiencing a dementia (Jun '11) ? Related Resources
  • Police Interaction with Persons Affected By Alzheimer Disease: We will present the strategies already in place and discuss how we can participate to ensure the safety and understanding for those affected by AD and our caregivers. (Jun '11) ? Related Resources
  • Speak Up: Start the conversation about end-of-life: An opportunity to become familiar with the core elements of the Framework and with the tools that are currently available to both raise professional and public awareness regarding ACP and enable them to engage in the process.(Aug & Jun '11) ? Related Resources
  • How to Avoid Getting Dementia - for Physicians: Look for clues that suggest ways to diminish suffering, as listed in the report, ? Preventing Alzheimer?s disease and Cognitive Decline. At 727 pages, this report is quite a task to read, this webinar will summarize what clues were found. (Jun '11) ? Related Resources
  • Person-centred Technology for Persons with Dementia: Review and discuss person-centred technology options to enable individuals to participate in meaningful occupations. (May '11) ? Related Resources
  • Behavioural Support Systems Series: The session will showcase programs and projects in Long-term care homes, supportive housing and hospital-led initiatives. (Jan '11) ? Related Resources
  • A Practical Safe Driving Checklist & A Guide to Dementia-Related Billing in Ontario: A simple practical 10 item checklist to assess driving safety and a guide to appropriate scheduling and billing for the assessment and management of persons with cognitive impairment/ dementia (Jan '11) ? Related Resources
  • Retirement Homes Act - A Discussion: The web conference is designed for the Policy CoP members, Dementia Network members, policy makers, planners and partners (Dec '10) ? Related Resources


  • Age-Friendly Communities: Creating a Community for a Lifetime: The Grand River Council on Aging presentation ?Creating a Community of a Lifetime? is the focus of this Age-Friendly Communities event (Nov '10) ? Related Resources
  • Bill 168: Workplace Violence and Harassment, Occupational Health and Safety Act: Bill 168 is an Act to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) with respect to violence and harassment in the workplace and has come into effect on June 15, 2010. This online event will highlight key area. (Oct '10) ? Related Resources
  • The Dementia-Friendly Design Series: Doorways: The second in a series, this session will present why environmental design is important for the quality of life of persons living with dementia. (Oct '10) ? Related Resources
  • The New Long-Term Care Homes Act - Moving Forward An opportunity to learn what these changes mean in working with staff and residents of LTC Homes (Jul '10 & Sept '10) ? Related Resources
  • Wired for Success ? Towards an Ontario Brain Strategy: Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) and the MoHLTC came together in the spirit of mutual cooperation to identify ways to address these issues and create the first steps toward an Ontario Brain Strategy (May '10) ? Related Resources
  • Support Interventions for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia - 3 Sessions: Several interventions for supporting the psychosocial needs of caregivers of persons with dementia and will provide an opportunity to examine current practices of providing support services (Mar, Apr '10) ? Related Resources
  • The Behavioural Support Systems Project: Kick off!: The initial phase will focus on defining the population, proposing a system model and establishing an appropriate measurement and evaluation framework (Feb '10) ? Related Resources
  • Enhancing Communication in Alzheimer?s Disease: The ability to communicate is essential to human interaction. Among the cognitive impairments seen in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), language and communication impairments figure prominently, even in the earlier stages (Feb '10) ? Related Resources
  • Dementia Friendly Design: Lighting: The first in a series, this session will introduce why environmental design is important for the quality of life of persons living with dementia (Jan '10) ? Related Resources
  • The Behavioural Intervention Response Team: Collaborative approach to managing severe behaviours in the long-term setting (Jan '10) ? Related Resources


  • Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Project - Increasing Capacity for Assessment and Management: Increase awareness of and access to information and learning resources intended to increase the capacity for assessment and management of BPSD by primary care physicians (Dec '09) ? Related Resources
  • Rainbow Health Ontario - Improving Health care for LGBT Seniors: A provincial program designed to improve access to services and promotes the health of Ontario's LGBT communities through information, education, research and policy initiatives (Oct '09) ? Related Resources
  • Balance of Care (BoC) ? Policy Implications for Aging in Place: This approach has been applied to thousands of individuals waiting for LTC placement in 9 Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) regions across Ontario (Sep '09) ? Related Resources
  • Tools for Change: Building Age Friendly Communities: Five guiding principles and three building blocks that form the basis for an age friendly community (Aug' 09) ? Related Resources
  • Advancing the Interests of Caregivers in Ontario: Advancing caregiver policy initiatives to government and other key decision-makers, and advocating and raising awareness on caregiver issues (Jul '09) ? Related Resources
  • Education Resources on Mental Health for Seniors and their Families (Jul '09) ? Related Resources
  • Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning: Current issues and popular misunderstandings will be clarified. In addition, participants will learn about their role in ACP and where to find resources (Jun '09) ? Related Resources
  • The Aging and Developmental Disabilities Program Showcase and Knowledge Transfer Project: Building partnerships between Developmental Services, Long Term Care and Community Care for seniors ? Related Resources


  • Exciting Ideas in Dementia Care Showcase Series: Innovations for dementia care through dialogue with Ontario change champions (June '08) ? Related Resources
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Dementia: Guidelines from the 3rd Canadian Consensus Conference (May ?08)  ? Related Resources
  • Driving and Dementia Series: Driving and Dementia for Front-line Clinicians, a Two-Part Series (Apr, May ?08) ? Related Resources
  • First Link: Strengthening Primary Care Partnerships for Dementia Support: Referral based program for people newly diagnosed with ADRD and their families ? Related Resource
  • Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care: Naming the Issues and Clearing the Path Towards Success: Building a Foundational Understanding of Evidence-based Dementia Care (Mar ?08) ? Related Resources
  • Cultural Competency: Aboriginal Peoples Living with Alzheimer?s Disease and Related Dementias: Cultural considerations of working with Aboriginal people with a particular focus on persons experiencing dementia (Jan, 08) ? Related Resources
  • Moving the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) National Guidelines: from Paper to Practice: CCSMH National Guidelines for Seniors' Mental Health with a particular focus on the Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care (Jan ?08) ? Related Resources


  • Spirituality and Dementia Series Hosted in collaboration with Long Term Care Spiritual Care Network: The series highlight the importance and influence of Spirituality on a person's Mental Health with a particular focus on persons experiencing dementia. (Oct, Nov, Dec '07) ? Related Resource
  • Closing the Distance Between Knowledge and Action in Elder Care: Identify strategies for supporting unregulated care providers' use of best practice knowledge in LTC homes. (Aug '07)  ? Related Resources
  • Driving and Dementia: Guidelines and Practical Strategies in the Assessment of Drivers with Dementia (Jul '07, Aug '07)  ? Related Resources
  • Oral Care and Dementia: Best Practice Guidelines and Practical Strategies for Oral Care and Dementia (Jun '07, Jul '07) ? Related Resource
  • Spirituality and Mental Health: Hosted in collaboration with Long Term Care Spiritual Care Network (May '07) ? Related Resources
  • Managing Cessation of Smoking and Dementia (Nov '06)  ? Related Resources