I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to the Sarnia Community Foundation.
The Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton has been chosen to be one of the recipients
of this year’s Community Grant to support our Mindful Music Program.
Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us to reach more people across Lambton County.
Using digital music technology we can provide an immediate improvement in the quality of life for people living with dementia.
This program provides personalized music to persons with dementia. Using iPods and larger headphones, playlists are designed based on the clients past and current musical interests.
The Society Volunteers monitor the verbal and non verbal response of the client to the playlist and adjust the music accordingly.
Research shows that when someone is no longer able to communicate verbally, he or she will still respond to music.
Contact Vanessa Barnes at 519-332-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Read about the Mindful Music program in the Sarnia Observer. Click HERE.
Early Diagnosis Information and Support
Information and support opportunities are available for individuals who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment and/or their caregivers.Support groups are held in various locations and for different target groups. To find out more please contact Desiree Barrett at 519-332-4444 or email@example.com. To view the most recent support group calendar, please click on the link below.
Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity?
What are Twiddlemuffs? Twiddlemuffs are thick hand muffs which have bits and bobs - buttons, ribbons, beads, pom poms - that are attached inside and out. They are designed to provide a stimulation activity for restless hands for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
People with dementia may develop various restless behaviours such as fidgeting. It is believed that giving that person something to occupy their hands can reduce their anxious behaviours. Twiddlemuffs provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.
Twiddlemuffs are simple to make and can make a real difference to patients. Why not get a group together to share ideas and patterns!
Click HERE for a twiddlemuff pattern.
Click HERE to view some of the twiddlemuffs we've received so far.
Inspirational Memories Art Program
Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton in partnership with Judith and Alix Art Gallery
Sessions are offered March to December.
The program is designed as a social outing and is available to people with dementia and their care partners. All sessions open with a tour of the gallery and discussion on the chosen exhibit for the day. Hands on activity will follow. This program is offered free of charge. Registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact Vanessa Barnes at 519-332-4444 ext 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to become a friend?
What is a dementia friend? A Dementia Friend is someone who learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into simple actions that can help people with dementia live well.
Registering to become a Dementia Friend is easy and means joining a growing movement of individuals and workplaces who are increasing awareness and creating positive change.