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Welcome to Your Weekly Round Up

your guide to meaningful activities

Education

  • Mindfulness for Caregivers - April 8, 2020, 12:00 pm 
    • Tara Cohen is a social worker (MSW, RSW) and mindfulness instructor and is deeply committed to supporting individuals in achieving their optimal quality of life, throughout their life journey. Register Here
       
  • Dementia Basics - April 9, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm   
  • Here is a great tip sheet from The Ontario Caregiver Organization on Caregiver Mental Health During COVID-19 
  •  PREVENTING COVID-19 ILLNESS
    • Persons living with dementia may have an impaired ability to follow or remember instructions, and may need
      reminders regarding:
    • Hand-washing and moisturizing - consider a supervised hand-washing schedule.
    • Covering nose and mouth during a sneeze or cough.
    • Refraining from placing things in the mouth.
    • Staying in a particular area.
    • Taking medications appropriately.
    • Adopting social distancing practices and refraining from sharing items.
    • Following any other procedures that would require memory and judgment.
    • For the full document please check out Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting  from the Alzheimer's Association.

Meaningful Activities

  • The Dementia Society presents the sing-a-long music at home program Circle of Song Session 2  - Click Here
  • The Dementia Society presents Arts and Minds Session 2 the at home art workshop - A Scene of Early Spring -  Click Here

Tip of the Week

  • Take out your photo albums this week and reminisce, start with your oldest album and work your way through to the newest.
  • Check out our daily 10@10 exercise program that you can find on our Facebook page @TheDementiaSociety everyday at 10am for 10 minutes we will walk you through some fun easy exercises that you can do together.  

Just for Fun

Visit a museum this week virtually! Here are a couple of great sites

  • The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom - click here
  • British Museum Virtual Tour - click here

Support

Click here for April's upcoming Support Groups in Ottawa
Click here for April's upcoming Support Groups in Renfrew County

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