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Weekly Round-Up

Your Guide to Meaningful Activities - Aug 2-8, 2020

Education

  • 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 - Tuesday, August 18th @ 1 pm Supporting Dementia -  this two-part learning series is for caregivers of persons with dementia. It provides caregivers with information about symptoms that may accompany the progression of dementia.
  • NEW - Webinar On-Demand - Dementia Basics Part 5 - Management of the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia - with guest speaker, Lori Della Malva, PhD, Neuropsychologist, The Ottawa Hospital.
  • NEW - Webinar Fall Prevention: Practical Tips for Caregivers to Reduce the Risk -In this webinar, you will learn practical tips to reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries, in the context of dementia care.

Meaningful Activities

Tip of the Week  

  • Listen with your ears, eyes, and heart. Be patient in waiting for your loved one’s reply. If she is struggling for an answer, it’s okay to suggest words. Watch for nonverbal cues and body language, and respond appropriately. Always strive to listen for the meaning and feelings that underlie the words. 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 - Learn to crochet for absolute beginners - A detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet a chain and a single crochet, as well as make a slip knot, hold the crochet hook and yarn, and weave in the ends of your work. Several studies have shown that knitting and crochet can postpone age-related memory loss. The crafts can also be soothing for those people who are already experiencing signs of dementia. 
  • For an up-to-date list of Canadian live streams to watch during COVID-19 check out CBC.ca 

Support

Caregiver Support Groups for August:

  • 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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