Brain-Friendly Activities and Information!
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.
Peer support groups are a great way to connect with and share experiences with other caregivers and their partners. View this month’s schedule of Dementia Society expert-facilitated online support groups Ottawa / Renfrew County
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.
Anxiety and Caregiving Tips and Tools to deal with Anxiety in this environment This on-demand webinar with Robyn and Charlotte, the leaders in Peer Support and mental health awareness, will entertain and educate you with what this “new normal” looks like and how to deal with all the emotions and challenges that come with this. (31min:17sec)
How Dementia Impacts Behaviour: Understanding is the key to coping- Hosted by Marge Dempsey RN, BA (Honours) – Marge is a retired nurse with a degree in neuropsychology. She has had the unique opportunity to combine her academic background and clinical work to further understand the relationship between the brain and behaviour. (53min:23sec)
Music fires the brain! Our Turquoise Music Program is available at your convenience on our YouTube channel. To view them please click here and you’ll be humming along in no time.
Get crafty! A series of Arts and Minds classes is now available on the Dementia Society’s YouTube Channel to view them please click here.Pick from painting, drawing, canvas, paper - whatever you have at home and join in at your convenience.
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County now has a Shopify account! Check it out here and make your request for in-home programs today!
Take-a-Break: You know caregiving is stressful and can require a lot of resilience. Our Take-a-Break program provides caregivers the opportunity to take a few moments for themselves, while a trained volunteer visits with your person with dementia. This virtual respite program is free, just register to request a match. 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 more click here.
Dementia-Friendly Activity Packages include a collection of puzzles, games, and activities that people living with dementia and their care partners can enjoy from the comfort of home. Click here to request a package
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