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Client Story: Bill Hayden

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22/11/2021
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By Alexandra Peach "For a diagnosis, see a neurologist, for the other 99% of your well-being, see the Dementia Society." Bill Hayden, person living with dementia Five years ago, as a multi-tasking senior executive at a life science informatics company, Bill started the bumpy journey of a dementia diagnosis. With symptoms of memory loss, a […]

COVID-19 Client Immunization Policy

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04/11/2021
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The Dementia Society loves seeing you at our free events! After successfully moving many programs online at the beginning of the pandemic, we are now reopening some in-person activities and programs in compliance with Ontario’s public health measures. To help you safely enjoy all in-person events and meetings organized by The Dementia Society, we have updated our Covid Safety Policy. These guidelines are […]

Give 65 Campaign – July 13-16, 2021

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08/07/2021
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July 13-16 marks the date for the next Give65 Event. Through our partnership with GIVE65, a Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada program, the Dementia Society could benefit from up to $5,000 in additional matching grants. Matching dollars are awarded on a first-come, first-matched basis, meaning the earlier you give, the more likely your […]

Client Story: Deborah and Joe

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08/07/2021
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"I saw my beautiful, dynamic wife start to change. I suspected something was wrong—she was slower, her mood changed, and she seemed to be having difficulty concentrating and doing the things she previously did with ease." – Joe Deborah loved the arts and was an advocate. She was vibrant, creative and relatively young when she […]

New Horizons Grant empowers the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and Connected Canadians to launch a tablet lending program

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08/07/2021
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO- The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is thrilled to announce that they, in collaboration with Connected Canadians, have received a New Horizons Grant. This grant furthers both the Dementia Society’s vision to ensure that no one faces dementia alone, and Connected Canadians’s core mission to empower Canadian seniors with technology training. […]

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

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16/04/2021
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If you look up the definition of ‘volunteer’, it simply states, “Freely offer to do something.” Although true, this doesn’t sufficiently capture those who volunteer. I’ve been a Volunteer Coordinator with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew  County (DSORC) for 8 months (notably through a pandemic), and there hasn’t been a day where I […]

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04/03/2021
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The statistics are alarming: one of the greatest risk factors for dying of COVID-19 is dementia. The reasons are many and potentially complex, but the need to prioritize the 24,000+ people diagnosed with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County and their immediate caregivers is obvious. The faster we can immunize people living with dementia and their immediate caregivers […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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08/02/2021
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Make a Connection, Take a Break!  Dementia can be highly isolating and the recent social distancing requirements haven’t helped. Make a Connection, Take a Break is an opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a regular, safe visit with a new friend, and take the pressure off family and caregivers for a welcome break.  Follow […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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01/02/2021
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Make a Connection, Take a Break!  Dementia can be highly isolating and the recent social distancing requirements haven’t helped. Make a Connection, Take a Break is an opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a regular, safe visit with a new friend, and take the pressure off family and caregivers for a welcome break.  Follow […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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25/01/2021
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Make a Connection, Take a Break!  Dementia can be highly isolating and the recent social distancing requirements haven’t helped. Make a Connection, Take a Break is an opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a regular, safe visit with a new friend, and take the pressure off family and caregivers for a welcome break.  Follow […]
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