Virtual classes

Virtual classes

The next virtual class will be held on March 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm

To register, click here

Virtual classes are online learning sessions for caregivers. You can attend in the comfort of your home and choose to participate in one of the 5 time slots we offer!

Each theme is divided into three parts:

  • Introductory video
  • Theory presented by a teacher
  • Discussion period

Video capsules, presentation documents and checklists are available exclusively to registered participants after the classes. It’s a simple and interesting way to learn and interact with others living in a similar situation to yours.

 Our virtual classes are only available in French until September! 

Summary :

The announcement of a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can create a shock wave for the patient, but also for those around him. Just like the person living with the disease, the caregiver must live the steps to accept his new reality. In order to cope with these, it is essential to understand this still unknown disease. Better knowledge of the evolution of the disease allows the caregiver to understand the reality of the person affected, to accompany and be able to explain it to those around him and raise awareness about this new way of life.

Educational goals :

  • Become familiar with Parkinson’s disease
  • Become familiar with the steps when receiving the diagnosis
  • Being able to explain Parkinson’s disease to those around you

Dates of presentation :

March 31st 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

April 2nd 12:00 pm to 13:00 pm – Register to this class

April 3rd 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

April 4th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

April 5th 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

 Our virtual classes are only available in French until September! 

Summary : 

Despite conventional wisdom, Parkinson’s disease is not just about tremors. The symptoms are, indeed, much more complex and do not affect only the motor functions. In addition to movement disorders, there are non-motor symptoms. Certainly, it is important for the patient to better understand his reality, but also for the caregiver to be able to help according to the evolution of the disease and to be able to react better when the symptoms will appear.

 Educational goals :

  • Recognize motor and non-motor symptoms
  • How to react to symptoms
  • Exchange of good practices and experiences between caregivers

Dates of presentation : 

April 17 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

April 19 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

April 21 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

April 23 12:00 pm to 13:00 pm – Register to this class

April 25 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

 Our virtual classes are only available in French until September! 

Summary :  

The risk of falling is a factor to consider with the progress of the disease. Indeed, it is possible to see an increase in falls over time. Many caregivers question what to do when the person living with the disease falls, how to help them get up without hurting themselves. That is why it is essential to prevent the risks of falls and to understand what to do if necessary. A similar situation may be experienced with the episodic blockage in which people living with the disease will congeal and take a certain amount of time to continue their activity. Since this is an unusual situation, it is important to know how to react to it and recognize what causes this type of behavior.

 Educational goals :

  • Know the risks and prevent falls
  • Recognize situations that initiate episodic freezing
  • Exchange of best practices and experiences in episodic freezing and falling situations

Dates of presentation : 

May 22 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

May 24 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

May 26 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

May 28 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm – Register for this class

May 30 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

 Our virtual classes are only available in French until September! 

Summary : 

As the disease progresses, lifestyle adaptations must be made to help maintain independence. There are a number of tips and arrangements that can greatly improve the quality of life of both the person living with the illness and the caregiver. In addition, home care helps caregivers to avoid burnout by enjoying a break.

Educational goals : 

  • Become familiar with tips and means
  • Become familiar with the different types of home help
  • Implement the recommendations

Dates of presentation :

June 19 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

June 21st 9am to 10am – Register to this class

June 23 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

June 25 12h00 to 13h00 – Register to this class

June 27 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

 Our virtual classes are only available in French until September! 

Summary :

The costs and responsibilities associated with the diagnosis can quickly become important. It can, indeed, become difficult for the caregiver to arrive in his schedule leading in some cases problems with the schedule and employment. In addition, the work stoppage of the person affected and the price of the medication can create financial constraints. What are the remedies for a caregiver to lighten him with his responsibilities? What financial help is available, are available?

In this virtual classroom, the various financial and legal resources that can help caregivers play the roles without any hassle will be presented. Caregivers will learn how financial demands can be obtained and how to apply. In addition, they will learn their legal rights and remedies in order to be able to uphold their rights while being aware of their responsibilities.

Educational goals :

  • Become familiar with financial and legal resources
  • Be able to apply for help and use resources in a timely manner

Dates of presentation : 

September 18th 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

September 20th 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

September 22 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

September 24th12h00 to 13h00 – Register to this class

September 26 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

Summary : 

The announcement of the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease requires lifestyle adaptations. It is, however, to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition, exercise and relaxation can have an impact on the mood and, as a result, help to avoid caregiver burnout. Indeed, it frees up frustrations and replenishes energy.

Educational goals :

  • How to avoid isolation by maintaining its social network
  • Maintain the nature of emotional bonds
  • Exchange of good practices and experiences between caregivers

Dates of presentation : 

October 23 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

October 25 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

October 27 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

October 29 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm – Register for this class

October 31st 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

Summary :

The presence of the disease can often give an impression of weakness and create isolation from the person living with the disease, but also from his or her caregiver. Maintaining a social life is beneficial for all and helps to better cope with the disease. The presence of the disease can also affect intimate relationships among couples limiting emotional exchanges.

Educational goals :

  • Know the benefits of healthy eating
  • Know the benefits of exercise and relaxation
  • Exchange of good practices and experiences between caregivers to promote the implementation of recommendations

Dates of presentation : 

November 20 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

November 22 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

November 24 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

November 26 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm – Register for this class

November 28 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

Summary : 

When Parkinson’s disease appears in someone’s life, a wide variety of people are also emerging. These people can work in the hospital environment or not. It is important to know these professionals, to demystify their role and their contribution to the life of a person living with Parkinson’s disease. Taking medication also becomes a new reality. Different medications with different modes of action to help control symptoms are available in Quebec. To optimize their effectiveness, it is important that these drugs are taken at constant hours.

Educational goals :

  • Become familiar with the roles of different professionals
  • Understand the action of medications and the importance of taking the medication on time
  • Exchange of good practices and experiences between caregivers to promote the implementation of recommendations and implementation of a routine for taking

Dates of presentation : 

December 11 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

December 13 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Register to this class

December 15 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Register to this class

December 17 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm – Register for this class

December 19 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Register to this class

For more information on the Movment support : Virtual Classes, contact:

Claudie Noël
Services Agent
514 861.4422 poste 222
cnoel@parkinsonquebec.ca

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