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"ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF TORONTO ONLINE LENDING LIBRARY"

WHATThe Alzheimer Society of Toronto online lending library is a free web based dementia resource open to all. Dementia related materials are available through an online catalogue, which provides links to dementia-related resources in over 90 languages, including websites, videos, audio files and e-books. A resource center is also open to the public where materials are available. (Hard copy materials are available to Ontario residents only.)
WHYTo provide those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, families, caregivers dementia care staff, administrators, facilities and the public with support and educational materials.
WHEREAlzheimer Society of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario.
Canada.
Online Lending Library Open to all.


Program Description

The Online Lending Library has an extensive database of dementia related materials in the form of online booklets, toolkits, DVD’s, videos and much more.

The Resource Library has onsite staff that can help those looking for dementia support by referring them to the appropriate materials. Staff can also help research material on specific topics.

  • The Online Lending Library is open to the public and links to over 2,600 online dementia-related resources in over 90 languages are also available in the online catalogue, including websites, online videos, audio files, links to useful websites, and online books.
  • Materials can be borrowed from the Resource Centre in person, by phone or online by e-mail.

Other programs by the The Alzheimer Society of Toronto include:

MedicAlert Safely Home Program - A MedicAlert for people with dementia who wander or may become lost that can find them and bring them home safely.

Living Well with Dementia Photo Contest - A Dementia Photo Contest to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementias.

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto aims to support, inform and educate those with dementia, families and caregivers, to increase public awareness of dementia, promote research, and advocate for services that respect the dignity of people with dementia.

The organization offers Introductory Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Workshops on explaining the disease, its progression, diagnosis, care options, and accessing supports services. Interactive workshops are provided which counsel individuals and family members through the disease. Dealing with concerns, caregiver stress, and more. Workshops are also available to educate and support dementia care facilities and staff.
source: alzheimertoronto.org


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