What is the difference between the Day 1 and Day 2 workshops?
The Day 1 workshop was designed to give clinicians exposure to the research, rationale, tools that can be used to provide evidence-based interventions to support memory and brain health in older adults with normal age-related memory changes. The emphasis is on sharing learning that can be integrated into clinician practices in diverse settings. Examples are drawn from the Memory and Aging Program®, a ten-hour manualized intervention program, but there is no expectation that learners will go on to purchase and use the Memory and Aging Program® toolkit.
The Day 2 workshop is designed to support graduates of the above workshop in acquiring the specific knowledge and skills that support successful delivery of the Memory and Aging Program®. It is expected that learners will go on to deliver the program in their own practice settings.
Day 2 Participants will need access to the Memory and Aging Program® toolkit to participate in the Day 2 workshop and deliver the program in their own settings. This can be purchased at the time of event registration as an add-on, or separately at https://shop.baycrest.org/.
I took a workshop from you a couple of years ago. How does this compare to the current offerings?
The Day 2 workshop is new this year. It was added on request of a growing number of participants in past workshops who asked for more specific hands-on training for those who intend to deliver Memory and Aging Program® in their own practice settings. If you have participated in any of our past workshops, you are welcome to enroll in the new Day 2 offering.
I’m a clinician-in-training. Can I participate?
Do you offer a certificate of completion for the workshops?
I am interested in the Memory and Aging Program®, but I’m not sure I want to commit to the Day 2 training and kit purchase. Can I participate in Day 1 and then decide?
I have worked with older adults for years, and have run a number of groups. Do I have to take either of these workshops to run the Memory and Aging Program®?
No. The Memory and Aging Program® toolkit is designed to provide sufficient information so that a clinician with experience and training in a relevant field can confidently provide all aspects of the program. The toolkit can be purchased at https://shop.baycrest.org/.
Do I have to buy the Memory and Aging Program® toolkit to run the program at my facility?
Yes. Clinicians must purchase the Memory and Aging Program® toolkit to support delivery of the program in their settings. The toolkit can be purchased at https://shop.baycrest.org/.
What’s in the toolkit?
The Memory and Aging Program® toolkit contains everything a competent leader needs to deliver the program, including a leader’s manual, a clinical guide, 15 participant workbooks, and digital slides and program evaluation tools. The toolkit can be purchased at the time of Day 2 event registration as an add-on, or separately at https://shop.baycrest.org/.
What happens when I use the 15 participant workbooks in the kit?
The Memory and Aging Program® participant workbooks are available separately at https://shop.baycrest.org/. One copy of the participant workbook is required for each participant in the Memory and Aging Program®.
I don’t need the full toolkit, but I see that the clinical guide is available for purchase separately. Why is that?
The clinical guide provides background information and literature review covering the major content areas and clinical processes relevant to the Memory and Aging Program®. Participants who do not intend to deliver the full Memory and Aging Program® kit may find this book to be a cost-effective supplement and reference to the material covered in the Day 1 workshop. The clinical guide can be purchased at https://shop.baycrest.org/.
I work with older adults with dementia. Could this workshop support my practice with these clients?
Not likely. This workshop is designed for clinicians who work with older adults with age-normal memory changes.
I work with persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Could this workshop support my practice?
We recommend you look instead to training offerings associated with the Baycrest Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI® program (https://www.baycrest.org/LTR)
I work with persons living with cancer, mental health problems, stroke,…other health condition. Could this workshop support my practice?
Past Day 1 workshop participants have given feedback that the learnings were generalizable to their practices with clinical populations that present with concern about memory changes that do not cause marked functional impairment. Examples have included persons with depression and persons with breast cancer. This is not among the stated objectives of the workshop, but we are certainly supportive of this.
I don’t want to learn how to deliver your program, I want to take your program. Where can I sign up?
Visit https://www.baycrest.org/memory to learn more about the Memory and Aging Program® and enroll.
I want to adapt or translate your program. Can I do this?
A more formal process is required if you are seeking to re-purpose copyrighted materials from the Memory and Aging Program®. In the past, we have collaborated with others to adapt the Memory and Aging Program® for persons living with mild cognitive impairment and persons living with chronic acquired brain injury (Memory and Brain Health Program™). We are working with colleagues at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and York University on a translation and validation of the program in french. These collaborations have been rich and rewarding for all. They have also unfolded over a number of years and required considerable investment. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss further!