Support groups and virtual respite provide an environment where everyone can learn. Additionally, in these supportive environments, people help each other by offering mutual understanding, support and in some cases respite virtually. Support groups are collaborative and led by a Dementia Care Coach and a peer support volunteer.More
Staying active and engaged in hobbies, interests, and meaningful activities gives us pleasure. Even after a diagnosis of dementia, it is important to participate in meaningful activities to encourage self- expression, to help foster emotional connections, to help lesson anxiety and stir memories. Finding stimulating activities can sometimes be challenging.More
For the Make a Connection, Take a Break Program, you are paired with a volunteer that suits your needs and likes-providing caregivers with a mini-break and meaningful connections for a person living with dementia.More
What is good for your heart is good for your brain. Exercise has been shown to be effective in slowing down or preventing the progression of dementia. We have safe exercise programs designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy together. Register below for a specific program or check out our On-Demand recordings for an opportunity to express yourself, improve your mood, and learn.More
We have a number of educational programs and webinars online, both live and on-demand.More
Art and creativity flourish in a casual, comfortable, and supportive environment for people living with dementia and their caregivers. We have virtual art programs designed specifically for people living with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy together. Register below or check out our On-Demand recordings for an opportunity to express yourself, improve your mood, and learn.More
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