Momiji / JSS Presnet:
Wed. Nov 10, 2021; 3:00 – 4:30 pm
*English with Japanese Interpreter
The first session of this month of our e-Learning seminar series hosted by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), is to learn about Dementia, inviting Alzheimer Society Toronto.
What is this session about?
Have you felt that you (or someone you know) forget things often or may have dementia? Or you may think dementia as a senior’s issue so no need to learn yet? (there is an early-onset).
Illnesses related to brain can affect a person’s behaviour and/or characteristics. When you can’t see the cause well from outside, it tends to stigmatize dementia. Misunderstanding and assumptions may lead people towards hesitating to be diagnosed or treated, telling someone that they are living with dementia, or having difficulty asking for help.
Come and join us to learn accurate knowledge for yourself or someone you care for, and to help our society to be dementia-friendly.
This “Dementia 101: An Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias” will cover:
- Differentiate between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
- Recognize the warning signs of dementia vs. changes related to normal aging
- Learn how to get a diagnosis
- Identify ways to help reduce the stigma around dementia
- Learn about programs and services offered at Alzheimer Societies
※It is held in English with Japanese interpretation.
About our Guest Speaker
Julie is the Education and Regional Support Lead at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Her role consists of ensuring that the services offered by the society are accessible across the city. She also oversees the Public Education Coordinators who deliver education sessions to increase public awareness on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, and provides dementia caregiver training to health care professionals.
What is Alzheimer Society Toronto?
The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is a registered charity whose mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to promote research. The society does this by providing information, education and support to the general public, people living with dementia and their caregivers and health care professionals.
How to Attend
Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Nov 8). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.
Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t fin it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.
1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration
You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS.
2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host
Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nickname or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purpose if we can’t recognize your name.
※Contact JSS if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.
- Momiji Health Care Society（Melanie：EN）：416-261-6683 x.249 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jaanese Social Services (JSS), (Chie：EN+JP）：416-385-9200 / email@example.com
Zoom – First Time?
If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.
**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the practice prior to the seminar date.
There will be a 10-min Zoom brief description right before the session, to learn about the tools you can use during our seminar. he functions you will learn here are: Mute / Unmute, “Raise Hand,” speaker). If you would like to attend it, please indicate so in your registration form. *If no one requests, there will be no mini-lecture provided on that day.
Calling for Guest Speakers!!
Momiji and JSS are looking for a potential guest speaker for this eLearning series, who can share what they do daily, hobby, etc. in Japanese and English.
Contact us if you are interested!
This eLearning series is:
- provided by Momiji Health Care Society, Japanese Social Services (JSS)
- supported by Shinobu Yajima (Halton Japanese Senior Lunch Group), Family Talks Forum (FTF)