It takes the loneliness away”: An introduction to innovative peer support programming

brainXchange, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) present: “It Takes the Loneliness Away”:  An Introduction to Innovative Peer Support Programming (Part 1), presented on August 9, 2016.

Featuring:  Kristine Theurer PhD(c) & Sharron Cooke, OARC

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Is there an easy way to build meaningful relationships and reduce loneliness at the same time? 
In this webinar we discuss how to put peer support into practice with those living with dementia in a way that has worked for many organizations. This includes long-term care, assisted living, retirement and adult day settings.

Research suggests that programs fostering peer support provide opportunities for residents to be socially productive and develop a valued social identity.

You are introduced to a re-conceptualization of current practices that will help you shift the focus from entertainment and distraction to one that centers on resident contributions and peer support.

View the recorded session and additional resources by clicking here.

For more information contact Jillian McConnell at jillian [at] brainxchange [dot] ca.

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