Education for the general public

Heads up for Healthier Brains

Heads Up for Healthier Brains is a 4-week series open to the public that will provide information about keeping your brain healthy and reducing the risk of dementia. Heads Up for Healthier Brains includes information about dementia vs. normal aging, provides memory strategies, and looks at the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, stress management and social engagement for reducing the risk of dementia.

Click here for Heads up for Healthier Brains dates and locations.

Building Safe Communities for People Living with Dementia

Dementia is a term which describes the cognitive changes resulting from neurodegenerative, progressive illnesses like Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.  Because of these changes, people living with dementia are at an increased risk for social isolation, falling prey to frauds and scams, being the target of stigma and for going missing.  As a community, we all have a part to play to help people feel included and safe from harm.

Building Safe Communities for People Living with Dementia is a 90 minute presentation aimed at educating the public on dementia, safety issues that arise for people living with dementia and proactive steps you can do to help your friends, family and neighbours live as active participants in their community for as long as possible.

Presentations in Barrie & Area - winter/spring 2020

Presentations in South Simcoe - winter/spring 2020

Presentations in South Georgian Bay - winter/spring 2020

Presentations in North Simcoe - winter/spring 2020

Presentations in Orillia & Area - winter/spring 2020

Public Presentations (Speaker's Bureau Program)

The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County offers a Speaker’s Bureau Program which provides presentations to businesses and community groups. These sessions are flexible and designed to meet your needs.  They can range in duration and can be offered during the daytime or evening.  Topics offered include:

  • Dementia: An Overview
  • Heads Up for Healthier Brains
  • More topics available upon request

If your group is interested in a presentation, please call 705-722-1066 or e-mail Dana Bessette Education Coordinator.

School Program

The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County offers a School Program designed to reach out to the younger generation who are coping with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias on family members. The goals of this program include:

  • Increasing general awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and it's impact in Society
  • Supporting younger people who are coping with this disease within their family
  • Encouraging healthy choices and lifestyles associated with long-term brain health

If you are interested in hosting a presentation at your school, please call 705-722-1066 or e-mail Dana Bessette Education Coordinator.


Last Updated: 01/03/2020