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Join the BrainyActive Challenge - Participez au Défi Remuez vos méninges!
On September 19th, the Dementia Society will launch the BrainyActive Challenge/Défi Remuez vos méninges, an exciting new virtual event that engages people to activate their bodies and minds while raising funds and awareness for dementia support. The challenge replaces our high profile annual Walk for Dementia that has been held for the last 24 years.

Anyone can take the BrainyActive Challenge/Défi Remuez vos méninges by doing a brain-stimulating activity every day, whether reading a book, taking a walk, doing a puzzle, learning something new, dancing, knitting – anything they enjoy doing on their own or safely with others.

Participants ask their communities to sponsor them or their team, then share pictures and videos of their activities as they build dementia-busting habits.

Challenge yourself and challenge a family member, friend, coworker to a new sharpen their brain and see who raises the most funds!

Please visit the BrainyActive page for more information.

Live Events/Évènements en Direct

Mark your calendar for these upcoming LIVE events.
Dementia Society live events offer the opportunity for real-time interaction, Q&A with dementia experts, and a direct connection to your community of support.

Marquez vos calendriers pour les prochains évènements, en DIRECT.  Ces évènements en direct du Dementia Society vous offres l'occasion d'intéragir en temps-virtuel réel, questions et réponses avec des experts en démence et une connection directe avec votre communauté d'appuie.


À propos de cet événement:
  Nous rouvrons lentement nos groupes de soutien en personne. Pour la sécurité de tous, nous suivons les recommandations des mesures et précautions COVID-19 de Santé publique Ottawa.

Nos groupes de soutien offrent un environnement sûr où chacun peut apprendre, s'exprimer et s'entraider grâce à la compréhension et au soutien mutuels. Un coach en soins de la démence sera présent pour animer le groupe, répondre aux questions et fournir un soutien continu.Après votre inscription en ligne, vous recevrez une trousse d'information, pour vous aider à vous informer de ce qu'il faut faire avant d'arriver et à quoi vous attendre le jour même.

Pour Participez:

  1. Inscrivez-vous en ligne
  2. Vous recevrez une trousse d'information. Pour participer à ce groupe, vous devez lire les informations fournies sur le tamis COVID19, les masques, la désinfection des mains et l'étiquette contre la toux.
  3. Veuillez signer la renonciation virtuelle. Les membres du groupe ne peuvent pas participer sans remplir la renonciation.
  4. Apportez votre masque, votre chaise et votre eau.
  5. Un test d'auto-évaluation COVID19 aura lieu sur place
  6. Les membres du groupe seront invités à maintenir une distance de deux mètres des autres pendant la réunion, si possible.

Lieu: Parc Stratcona
Adresse: 25 Range Rd, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3
Quand:  14 septembre 2020
Heure: 13:30h-15:30h
Endroit de rencontre: Vous recevrez un courriel qui comprend une carte avec l'endroit précis de l'endroit où nous nous réunissons à Parc Stratcona.

Supporting Dementia Online

About this Event:  The Supporting Dementia learning series is for caregivers of persons with dementia. This learning series will provide caregivers with information about symptoms that may accompany the progression of dementia. Caregivers will have the opportunity to learn strategies for support. This learning series will provide caregivers with information, support, and an opportunity to discuss experiences and express their feelings in a safe environment. This learning series uses a positive approach and focuses on maintaining and enhancing caregiver skills and abilities now and for the future.

Sessions will provide information about:

  • The progression of dementia
  • Communication and behaviour strategies
  • Caregiver resiliency strategies

The Supporting Dementia learning series occurs over two two-hour sessions.

September 2020 Online Sessions:

Part 1:  Sept 17, 2020 01:00 PM – 3:00 p.m

Part 2:  Sept 24, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us Sept 15 - Dec 15 for our Creative Cards and Crafts online session, our instructor Brenda Wilson, will teach people living with dementia and their caregivers to create stunning cards for all occasions

We invite people living with dementia and their caregivers to join 'Let's Get Moving' and become physically active from home with this virtual fitness program every Wednesday at 3 pm.

Physical activity has been known to improve your mood, sleep, and memory.

Your Community of Support Online and In-Person

Dementia Care Coach provides expert support to improve the quality of life of caregivers, families, and people living with dementia.


  • When you are struggling to cope, we are here to help you and your loved one by providing support, education, and referral to appropriate services for additional care.
  • If you have questions, we will take the time to help you understand. We will be sure to help find an answer or guide you in the right direction.
  • If you are a caregiver or family member, we will help you develop the skills and techniques you need to stay connected with the person you support.

Please click here for a brief (3m36s) video about Dementia Care Coach on our YouTube Channel.

For more information about Dementia Care Coach, visit the program information page by clicking here.

Always-On Programming

The Dementia Society offers a wealth of on-demand programming available to you on your time. Education, entertainment and dementia-tailored activities are just a click away, when you need and want them.

Meaningful Activities Webinar As a caregiver, being able to identify, develop and participate in meaningful activities can help bring joy and purpose to the life of someone living with dementia. This webinar will explore and help participants understand: - What are meaningful activities - Practical strategies on how to engage someone living with dementia - Adapting activities to increase success and fulfillment (35mins:32secs).

In-Home Programs/Programmes à la maison

NEW - Take-a-Break:  Hello, Bonjour, Привет, Hallo, xin chào, Szia, 你好slav, سلام, مرحبا!

We speak your language! The Take-a-Break Program has trained volunteers waiting to connect with you. And they speak your language, be that English, French, Russian, Dutch, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Mandarin, Kurdish, Persian, and Arabic. Take a break and know we’ve got you covered in 10 languages!  We’ll find the right fit so you both get a break. For more information and to register, click here.

Pedal Power Program - Pedal Power is- a foot pedal loan program that sets you up to cycle in the comfort of your home. We provide the pedals and you’re on your way – it’s easier than riding a bike! To learn moreclick here.

Did You Know?/Saviez Vous?

  • Are you looking for what:
    • Dementia Risk Factors are?
    • Risk Genes are?
    • Brain and cognitive reserves are?
    • Best prevention is?
    • To be physically active means?
    • To stay mentally active means?
    • To eat a healthy diet means?
    • Or, how to approach risk reduction?

If you answer YES to just one of those questions, please  Click here for more information.


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