Education for the Person with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Learning the ROPES

Learning the ROPES is aimed at community dwelling older adults experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their close family member/friend. The focus is on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training, and psychosocial support.

MCI refers to cognitive decline, commonly involving memory, that is greater than expected for age but does not significantly reduce independence in carrying out daily activities. MCI represents risk of future dementia. The overarching goal of Learning the ROPES is to influence this risk by delaying or perhaps even preventing dementia.

Learning the ROPES For Living With MCI is offered in collaboration with Baycrest. To learn more about Learning the ROPES, a program developed by Baycrest, visit their website here.

Learning the ROPES is facilitated by a Social Worker and Family Support Worker at the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. This program is intended for people with MCI and a care partner, although a person with MCI may attend alone. 

6 weekly sessions on Thursday mornings September 7 through October 12, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 am. One month follow up session on November 9 from 10:00-11:30 am.

Upcoming sessions coming Winter 2018.  Time and date to be announced.

Cost: $20 per person (for workbook that is yours to keep).

Pre-registration is required. A diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment by a qualified medical professional is required. Call Brittan at 519-421-2466 ext. 229 or Rhonda at 519-421-2466 ext. 243 or email brittan@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca or rhonda@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca for more information.

Download the Learning the ROPES brochure


Last Updated: 11/08/2017