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.
Fireside Chat with a Dementia Care Coach and Caregiver In this Fireside Chat, we look at the role of a Dementia Care Coach in supporting caregivers, how to best navigate this crisis as a caregiver, and to ensure the best possible outcomes for ourselves and our loved ones. (58min:20sec)
Spiritual Resiliency, Dementia, and Caregiving during Uncertain Days- The presenters of this webinar will raise questions about the intersection of faith and caregiver health - emotional, social, and spiritual. Namely, are there healthy and healing ways to narrate our own lives, as caregivers, that are more strengthening than others? (1hr:02min)
Get crafty! A series of Arts and Minds classes is now available on the Dementia Society’s to view them please click here. Pick from (painting, drawing, specific examples) classes to find the instructor-lead session that best suits your interests.
Music fires the brain! Our Circle of Song sing-a-long classes are available at your convenience on YouTube. To view them please click here and you’ll be humming along in no time.
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.
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