Public awareness

The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton provides many opportunities to learn more about dementia, the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society, and the research to find a cure.

Public Awareness

The Alzheimer Society offers a variety of educational opportunities.

For more information about these educational opportunities, or to request a presentation for your group, contact the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton at 705-748-5131 / 1-800-561-2588 or by email at

Upcoming Education Opportunities

We are offering various learning opportunities both in-person and online to help families and friends continue to stay connected and enhance their knowledge of dementia. These sessions will be hosted by an Alzheimer Society staff member.

Here is a list of some of our upcoming in-person and online education opportunities.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for registration details coming soon!

If you would like to participate in any of these on-line programs, please:

  1. Use a computer, tablet or iPad to install Zoom (download instructions):
    • On a computer, go to and download and install the platform. (Top right corner, it’s safe, easy and free! May take about 5 minutes.)
    • On an iPad, go to the App Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings".
    • On a tablet, go to the Google Play Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings".
  2. Using the form below, choose any online educational opportunity that interests you and click "Submit".
  3. You will be sent a confirmation email with the instructions for accessing your session.
  4. If you have questions about the Zoom platform, please email Sarah Cook ( for more detailed instructions.
  5. To watch our past sessions, please check out our Video Resources page.

Please see below for other presentations and information sessions that we can offer to your group or audience!  These can be provided in an online format.

What is Dementia?

This presentation offers an overview of dementia. Participants learn about:

  • the most common types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease
  • the warning signs of dementia
  • the progression of Alzheimer's disease
  • the impact of dementia on the brain

Heads Up for Healthier Brains

The brain is one of your most vital organs, playing a role in every action and every thought. Just like the rest of your body, it needs looking after.

It's never too soon, or too late to make changes that will maintain or improve your brain health.

This presentation offers tips and strategies about how we can all take action to maintain or even improve our brain health as we age. Participants learn about the brain health benefits of:

  • challenging the brain
  • reducing stress
  • eating well for brain health
  • being physically active
  • being socially active
  • protecting the head
  • making healthy choices
  • volunteering and how it contributes to brain health

How Well Do You Know Dementia?

This fun, non-competitive and interactive quiz-style presentation invites participants to see just how well they know dementia. Questions in this quiz-style format address some of the most common myths about dementia, the warning signs of dementia, current statistics and research, and other important facts.

Alzheimer Society Programs & Services

This presentation offers information about the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton's programs and services. Participants will learn more about:

  • First Link®
  • Support Services
  • Education Programs
  • Minds in Motion® program
  • Medic Alert Safely Home® Program
  • Young Onset Day Program


Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton can help you by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling. Use this page as your guide to find the care and support you may need.

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Our Offices

First Link®

The First Link® program is your first step to living well with dementia. Whether you are living with dementia, or supporting someone who is, First Link connects you to health services, information and support in your community, from the time of diagnosis throughout the progression of the disease.

First Link® is about helping you and your family make informed choices so you can live better with dementia at every stage of the disease.

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First Link