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Our upcoming program events and learning opportunities

Our events

An Evening of Education Understanding Dementia

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 online via Zoom
7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

with Dr. Krista Lagimodiere 

MD, FRCPC, Geriatrician - Internist, Saskatchewan Health Authority. Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. 

This event is open to the public.

The learning objectives include participants will report Increased knowledge:

  • of the risk factors
  • the different types of dementia
  • the warning signs
  • the importance of and how to get a diagnosis
  • about the benefit of connecting with the Alzheimer Society for information, education, and support.

To register, please email [email protected] or register here

An Evening of Education Driving and Dementia - Knowing When It’s Time to Hang up the Key

Thursday, February 25, 2021 online via Zoom
7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

Dr. Gary Naglie, MD, FRCPC, FGSA

Hunt Family Chair in Geriatric Medicine,
Professor, Department of Medicine and
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation,
University of Toronto
VP, Medical Services & Chief of Staff,
Chief, Department of Medicine,
Baycrest Health Sciences

Dr. Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Staff Psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

This event is for People Living with Dementia, Family & Friends

At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

· Describe how dementia affects driving
· Recognize the warning signs of when driving may become unsafe
· Approach difficult conversations about driving
· Plan ahead for when driving stops

To register, please email [email protected] or register here

Sponsors

Learn the ABC's of Dementia 

Learn more about dementia and the changes in abilities, behaviour, and communication it can cause at one of these virtual public awareness presentations offered via Zoom:   

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration is required and will be limited to 30 attendees.
Register by February 16 to receive access details here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlzheimersSaskatchewan/VirtualABCs.html

Additional ABC's of Dementia presentation offerings will be listed here as they become available. For inquiries about these virtual ABC's of Dementia presentations, email [email protected]

 

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.
 

Virtual Minds in Motion – Available Province Wide
Attend Minds in Motion from the comfort of your own home using Zoom technology
The first part of the session will be a gentle physical fitness lead by a certified fitness instructor, the second part will be for a social activity time lead by Alzheimer Society volunteers 
 

Tuesday
February 2 - April 6, 2021
1:15p.m.-3:00p.m.

Thursday
February 4 - April 8, 2021
1:15p.m.-3:00p.m.


To register please contact Alice at [email protected]
Or call 1-800-263-3367
To learn more visit our Minds in Motion page

Learning Series


Next Steps for Families and Friends
Delivered virtually live via "Zoom"
January 14 & 21, 2021
6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

Care Essentials
Delivered virtually live via "Zoom"
February 9, 11, 16, & 18, 2021
6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

First Steps for Persons with Dementia
Delivered virtually live via "Zoom"
March 2, 4, 9 & 11, 2021
10:15a.m.-12:00p.m.

 

Pre-registration is required. 
Register by contacting our Provincial Office 1-800-263-3367
or your local Resource Centre.

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

Our sponsors - learning series

Coffee and Chat

People with dementia and their care partners. 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 during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will be online via Zoom each Friday from 10:30-11:30 am. 

Click the email below to get registered 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 First Link Care Navigator who will be able to support you. 

This is NOT a Support Group, but an opportunity for you to check in with each other. 

Online Support Groups

We know people miss connecting with each other, so in response to COVID we are moving some of our support groups online. We will be offer groups using Zoom technology throughout Saskatchewan. 

Groups will be facilitated by Alzheimer Society staff and volunteer facilitators. It might not look the same, but it’s still a chance to check in with each other and stay connected. 


Caregiver Support Group 
For someone who is caring for someone with dementia living in community or in a care facility. This group provides a safe place to share feelings, exchange practical strategies and connect with others supporting someone with dementia.
This group Meets 1st Wednesday of the Month from 9:30-11:30
Contact Arianna at [email protected]  to register for the group 


Frontal Temporal Dementia Spousal Group 
For spouses that are supporting their partners who have been diagnosed with Frontal temporal dementia or a Variant of FTD. Exchange information and connect with others affected by FTD. 

This group meets 4th Wednesday of the Month from 4:30 -6:00
Contact Connie [email protected]  to register for the group 

Early Stage Support Group 
A group for people with dementia in the early stages of the disease. This group provides a place for people with dementia to come together and connect with others. Share stories, experiences and learn from one another how to live well with dementia
This group meets 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30
Contact Alice [email protected]  to register for the group


Sandwich Club
This group is for caregivers that are taking care of someone with dementia while balancing a family and career. Grab a cup of coffee and connect with others to share experiences, strategies, and support.
This group meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month from 6:30-8:00pm
Contact Connie  [email protected] to register for the group.

Young Carers Group 
If you are between the ages of 20-45 and looking to meet others who are providing support to a parent or grandparent with dementia, please join us for our young carers support group! We will be discussing the experience of supporting someone with dementia while trying to balance your own life commitments such as work, school and kids.
This group meets 2nd Thursday  of the month 6:00-7:30pm
Contact Alice [email protected]  to register for this group  
 

Telephone Support Groups


Young Onset Spousal Support Group
If you are a spouse of some who was diagnosed with dementia who is under the age of 65 this group is for you. Connect with others to share experiences and support.
This group meets the 3rd Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm. 
Contact Connie [email protected] to Register for this group

Caregiver Support Group 
This group is for anyone that is supporting a spouse or family member that has dementia. Participants will be required to provide the phone number they will be calling from for security purposes. On the day of the meeting participants will call the conference number to participate in the meeting, 
This group meets 1st Thursday from 1pm -2pm 
Contact Nina [email protected]  to register for this group.


Registration 
Pre-registration to attend is required. 
 
How do I join? 
The host, or in this case the group facilitator, will send a meeting invitation via email following receipt of registration. This will include a link to the Zoom website, including a meeting ID code and password. A few minutes prior to the time of the scheduled support group meeting, users may log in by using the link provided and by following the prompts on the screen. 
 
Who facilitates the support groups? 
Virtual support group meetings will be facilitated by ASOS staff and/or volunteer facilitators. 
 
What is Zoom? 
Zoom is a web-based group conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom is easy to use, offers quality video and audio, and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Blackberry, thus allowing you to connect from anywhere with an internet connection.