Programs and Events

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Our upcoming program events and learning opportunities to learn more and live well.

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Evening of Education - Sleep Disturbances & Dementia

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Guest Presenter:

Dr. Megan O’Connell, Ph.D., R.D.Psych.
Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychology Team - Rural and Remote Memory Clinic
Professor, University of Saskatchewan Department of Psychology
Associate Member, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture

Participants will learn:

  • The links between disturbed sleep and risk of dementia 
  • How dementia can impact sleep  
  • Interventions for sleep disturbance and how well these interventions work in the context of living with dementia 

Available province wide via Zoom
Registration closes February 3, 2023

Register Online here
or call 1-800-263-3367 or email: [email protected]

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Spotlight on Research

Thursday, February 16, 2023
7 - 9 pm
Saskatchewan time
Online via Zoom 

Join us to learn more about the Alzheimer Society Research Program and the research projects we are currently funding.

The evening will feature presentations by:

  • Laila Ali - Research and Knowledge Translation Lead, Alzheimer Society of Canada. Laila will provide information about the Alzheimer Society Research program, the types of projects funded and the impact of tis research on people living with dementia.
  • Dr. Allison Cammer, PhD, RD - Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research program centers on nutrition, older adults, dementia, and long-term care. Dr. Cammer will share a research project that aims to improve the mealtime experience and dining environments in long-term care to support the well-being of residents living with dementia.
  • Elaine Stasiulis -  Research Assistant for Team 16, Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration and Aging. This presentation will share information about resources developed through their research to empower older adults living with dementia to make informed decisions about when to stop driving.

Click here to register.

Note: All participants must register to receive the zoom meeting details for the session. This session will not be recorded.

For additional information please contact Victoria Okereke at [email protected] or 306-949-4141.

This event is proudly supported by...

SGI: Take Care out There

 

 

 


 

 

Learning Series

The Learning Series helps people with dementia, their families and friends to live as well as possible with the disease. The courses offered build upon each other to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, available resources and support. Participants have the opportunity to learn and share with others who are affected by dementia. 

For full information about our Learning Series, please visit our Learning Series page

 

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Minds in Motion 

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for those with early stage dementia and a friend, family member or caregiver. Enjoy physical activity conducted by a certified fitness instructor, followed by activities and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Develop new friendships with others living similar experiences. 

To learn more, visit our Minds in Motion page.                              

Saskatoon Minds in Motion

Spring session will be announced in March 2023
 

Regina Minds in Motion

Spring session will be announced in March 2023


Virtual Minds in Motion

Spring session will be announced in March 2023


Questions

For questions about Minds in Motion, please email [email protected] or call 1-877-949-4141.

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Coffee and Chat 

For people with dementia and their care partners. This is NOT a Support Group, but an opportunity for you to check in with each other. Make yourself comfortable, grab a cup of coffee or tea and join some of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan staff and peers online to say ‘hello’ and let us know how you are doing.  

We will be online via Zoom every Friday (except holidays) - 10:30-11:30 am. Click the following email to register to attend: [email protected]  

Please note: Due to privacy and confidentiality, we will not be able to address personal client matters during the chat, but will be happy to connect you with a First Link Coordinator or Client Services Team Manager who will be able to support you.  

Support Groups

The Alzheimer Society offers support groups for people with dementia and caregivers that can improve quality of life and the ability to cope with the challenges of the disease.  

To learn more, visit our Support Groups page