Education for the Public in Simcoe County


Dementia awareness increases understanding about dementia in the general public, ultimately leading to increasingly dementia friendly communities. Learn about our public education offerings.

Group Learning

If you would like to register for Heads Up for Healthier Brains, or book a dementia awareness presentation for your organization, please contact Erika Rice, Education Coordinator:


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 ageing, provides memory strategies and looks at the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, stress management and social engagement for reducing the risk of dementia.

Tuesdays, February 2, 9 16 & 23
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Click here to register

Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Click here to register

Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Public health guidelines permitting, this series will be held in-person at 20 Anne Street South, Barrie.  
Email Erika to register at [email protected] 

Finding Your Way

Three out of five people living with dementia will go missing at some point in the disease. As a community, we all have a part to play to help people live safely. 

Wednesday, January 27
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register

Facebook Live

Every second Monday at noon, our Education Coordinator will be doing a Facebook Live broadcast.  Topic may include a wide range of issues around dementia or address a frequently asked question.   Follow us on Facebook to get notified of Live broadcasts @AlzheimerSocietySimcoeCounty

Upcoming Live broadcasts:

January 25
February 8
February 22
March 8
March 22

Awareness Presentations

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 include:

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

If you would like to schedule a virtual presentation for your group, please email Erika at [email protected]