Awareness Breakfasts

Support Nova Scotians living with dementia!

In January, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia hosts Awareness Breakfasts in Halifax, Sydney, and on the South Shore. The Alzheimer's Awareness Breakfasts engage community members, physicians, nursing home employees, home care agencies, and businesses in education on Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Anyone can attend the breakfasts.

The breakfasts provide an important chance to come together to learn about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. This year the theme of all three breakfasts will be "Dementia: We Can Help" where you will hear about local resources, tools, and strategies available.

Sydney Awareness Breakfast - Membertou Trade and Convention Centre

"Dementia: We Can Help" featuring:

  • Bill O’Brien, Caregiver
  • Sheri McPhee, RN & Yoga Instructor
  • Brenda Etheridge and Leona Wilneff, RNs
  • Kevin Stairs, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

January 15, 2020  |  7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Register for the event here or by calling 1-800-611-6345

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South Shore Awareness Breakfast - Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

"Dementia: We Can Help" featuring:

  • Maggie Lovett, MD (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)
  • Janet Cochran, Team Lead with the South Shore Seniors’ Community Health Team
  • Jan Boran, Western Zone Continuing Care Manager
  • Tamara Ballard, Teepa Snow Certified Trainer, Coach & Consultant, Operations Manager at Earth Angels Home Care

January 24, 2020  |  8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Register for the event online here or by calling 1-800-611-6345

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Halifax Awareness Breakfast - Casino Nova Scotia Schooner Room

"Dementia: We Can Help" featuring:

  • Dr. Chris MacKnight, head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Geriatrician at the Centre for Health Care of the Elderly in Halifax
  • Marilyn Taylor, person living with dementia
  • Wenda MacDonald, Manager, Client Services/Research Liaison at the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

January 30, 2020  |  7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Register for the event here or by calling 1-800-611-6345

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Last Updated: 12/09/2019