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Weekly Round-Up

Your Guide to Meaningful Activities - July 5 - 11


  • NEW - Monday, July 6 @ 5pm - Dementia Basics Part 5 -  Management of the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.
  • NEW - Webinar On-Demand - Dementia Basics Part 1 - The Aging Brain - featuring Frank Knoefel BSc, MD, CCFP (COE), FCFP, MPA Physician, Bruyère Memory Program, Bruyère Continuing Care
  • NEW - Young Carer Survey. A group of four students are pursuing graduate education in two of Ottawa’s universities: the University of Ottawa and Carleton University would like your input.  The aim of this survey is to gain insight on which mediums for support and education best serve caregiving at a young age. Survey results will ultimately translate into better support programs and education for those affected by dementia. The survey can be accessed here
  • NEW - Inspired by the success of the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute's Brain Health Awareness Week (BHAW), the Dementia Prevention Webinar Series with Dr. Antoine Hakim features several episodes dedicated to promoting dementia prevention research and healthy living practices to the uOBMRI community.

Meaningful Activities

Tip of the Week  

  • If you are in need of support please consider reaching out to one of our Dementia Care Coaches. A Dementia Care Coach provides expert support to improve the quality of life of caregivers, families, and people living with dementia.
  • For more information on meaningful activities, you can do at home click here.

Just for Fun 

  • NEW - Saturday, July 11 -  Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home. Featuring Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and more. 7pm EST. winnipegfolkfestival.ca
  • For an up-to-date list of Canadian live streams to watch during COVID-19 check out CBC.ca 


NEW - Caregiver Support Groups for July:

  • Caregiver Support Groups for those supporting someone living with dementia in long term care or a retirement home.
  • Click here for upcoming Support Groups in Ottawa. 
  • Click here for upcoming Support Groups in Renfrew County.

Save the date! From July 15 - 17, The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is raising money during the #GIVE65 Event to help support the 24,000 people living with dementia and their caregivers in our community. Plus, we’re eligible for up to $5,000 in matching funds. Please consider giving in support of people living with dementia.

No one should face dementia alone. We appreciate your unwavering support during these challenging times.  We were created by our community for our community and we stand with our community, continuing to provide much-needed services and support to people living with dementia, their caregivers, and their families. DONATE


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