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 protected]. 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.
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.