March 22, 2018
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Joanne Tandoc, Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Looking for ways to maintain and improve your brain health? This interactive workshop will provide you with practical strategies, takehome activities and exercises you can use daily to reduce the risk of developing dementia.
This presentation aims to increase participants’ understanding of factors that may reduce the risk for developing dementia and that may help maintain brain health. It will include interactive games and exercises to illustrate key principles of brain health and activities that will aid individuals in identifying, applying and sustaining personally relevant strategies.
• Understand some of the research findings on reducing the risk of developing dementia
• Recognize that lifestyle plays a role in reducing a person’s risk of developing dementia
• Apply strategies to reduce risk of developing dementia
This workshop is generously sponsored by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.
Joanne Tandoc is a Public Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Her role involves increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and training health professionals around dementia care. Before coming to AST, Joanne acquired more than seven years of experience in the dementia field as a clinician conducting neuropsychological assessments for people with various cognitive complaints, organizing and facilitating family caregiver support groups and working as a professor at a University in the Philippines. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Human Development Psychology.
The role of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is to offer support, information and education to people with dementia, their families and their caregivers, to increase public awareness of dementia, to promote research, and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual.