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Weekly Round-up

Your Guide to Meaningful activities - July 26 - August 1

Education

  • NEW - Thursday, August 13 @ 5 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Connecting Older Adults through Technology - Learn about digital literacy skills, technology, and support provided by Connected Canadians.
  • NEW - Webinar On-Demand - Dementia Basics Part 4 - Understanding the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia - featuring our own Dementia Care Coach Jeskia Walker.
  • NEW - Webinar Intimacy & Dementia: Can We Still Stay Close? This webinar will explore our own values and beliefs about intimacy and aging and the relationship between these sensitive topics when we are supporting persons with dementia. There are challenges presented by the desire for intimacy when faced with physical, mental, psychological, social, and environmental barriers.

Meaningful Activities

Tip of the Week  

  • Set a positive mood for interaction. Your attitude and body language communicate your feelings and thoughts more strongly than your words do. Set a positive mood by speaking to your loved one in a pleasant and respectful manner. Use facial expressions, tone of voice, and physical touch to help convey your message and show your feelings of affection. For more information on caregiver tips please click here.
  • For more information on meaningful activities, you can do at home click here.

Just for Fun 

  • NEW - RBC Bluesfest Drive-In RBC Bluesfest and the National Arts Centre are pleased to present #CanadaPerforms at the RBC Bluesfest Drive-In, a summer weekend series of live concerts, where people will drive, park, and watch Canadian musical talent at Place des Festivals – Zibi in Gatineau, QC. Starting July 31, 2020.
  • For an up-to-date list of Canadian live streams to watch during COVID-19 check out CBC.ca 

Support

Caregiver Support Groups for July:

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

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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