Living Well with Dementia programs

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All Living Well with Dementia programs are geared to individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias and their care partners, family and friends.

Persons living with dementia and their care partners take part in a Minds in Motion class

Please see our Program Guide for available online social and recreation programs!

Need more information today? Contact our Recreation Coordinator by email at [email protected] or call 905-576-2567 ext. 5238.

Benefits of our Living Well with Dementia programs

These programs offer many potential benefits to participants including

  • Social connectedness
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased confidence
  • Enhanced physical and emotional abilities
  • Social and intellectual stimulation from meeting new people and visiting new places
  • Sense of accomplishment

List of programs

All programs are led by enthusiastic facilitators and assisted by highly-dedicated volunteers.

Advisory Committee

Persons living with dementia are invited to meet regularly to advise the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region on the development of programs to support and promote persons living with dementia to remain active and engaged in their communities.

To learn more about our Advisory Committee, phone 905-576-2567 ext. 5238 for more information.

Brain Wave Cafés

Our Brain Wave Cafés are social and informal places for individuals with cognitive (memory) changes to meet together for stimulating conversation, support and other engaging activities! Friends and family welcome.

Join us for an online Zoom Café where we will be able to see each other and catch up online - don’t forget your afternoon tea or coffee! Register at asdr.eventbrite.ca or phone 905-576-2567 ext. 5238 for more information.

Minds in Motion®

Minds in Motion® is a physical activity and brain-stimulation program for people living with dementia and their care partners, currently being offered online throughout Ontario. We offer you an opportunity to join in on a mentally, socially and physically stimulating program right from your home. This is a great chance to stay connected! Minds in Motion® is delivered by our experienced staff and community partners. Pre-registration required. Register at asdr.eventbrite.ca or phone 905-576-2567 ext. 5238 for more information.

Evening of Art

There are many forms and expressions of art, and on Wednesday evenings this fall, you can join any or all of our online planned art activities scheduled over six weeks. Choose from Yoga, Mindfulness Exercises, Creative Movement, Paint Night*, Singalong and/or Create Your Own Collage*. Please feel free to join whichever art session interests you, or unleash your full creative potential and join all six sessions!

Register at asdr.eventbrite.ca or phone 905-576-2567 ext. 5238 for more information.

Help us raise much needed funds by adding a donation to your Evening of Art! Turn your art experience into a Social with a Purpose fundraiser and help us continue to provide those living with dementia and their care partners essential social recreation programming.

*Supplies needed for this workshop. Details will be provided upon registration.*