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This May, we’re challenging YOU to help raise crucial funds and awareness by walking 3,047 steps during the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s!

You can tackle this challenge as an individual or come together with your family and friends to work towards reaching your step goal as a team. Help people living with dementia and their care partners know that they do not walk on this journey alone.

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Programs Happening this May

10 Warning Signs


May 10 |  7pm - 8pm

10 Warning Signs: Should I be Worried? Learn to identify common early signs of dementia and explore the difference between early signs of dementia and common age-related memory changes. Mild Cognitive Impairment is also introduced.This session is open to the public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 or 1-800-561-5012.

Brain Health and Our Diet 


May 12 | 12pm - 1pm

What are the best - and the worst - foods to eat for our Brain Health? This session is for the general public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 or 1-888-797-1882.


Evening Session:
Types of Dementia


May 24 | 7pm - 8:00pm

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia? This session provides an introduction to the most common types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular, Lewy Body, Frontal Temporal, and mixed dementia. This session is open to the public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 or 1-800-561-5012.

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? 


May 26 | 12pm - 1:00pm

Learn What MCI is and how is it different than dementia. We will also discuss resources available at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. This session is for the general public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 or 1-888-797-1882.


Brain Health
101


May 26 | 1:30pm

Learn how to incorporate healthy brain choices into your everyday life - including some of the latest research on nutrition and exercise. Everyone can benefit you are never too young or too old! This session is open to the public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 or 1-800-561-501

Life After Dementia:
Bereavement Support Group


June 7, 14, 21, 28 | 9:45 - 11:45am
This 4-week bereavement support program is offered to care partners who have lost a loved one to dementia. The group will offer both opportunities for education and time for discussion. Location: Alzheimer Society Stratford Branch, 1020 Ontario Street, Unit 5. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext. 21.


Minds in Motion


This 8-week program incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stages of dementia and their care partners. Each session offers gentle and easy to follow physical activities led by a certified senior fitness instructor. Advanced registration is required for in person Minds in Motion by contacting Pamela or call 519-271-1910 ext. 27.

  • Stratford: May 31 - July 19 at 10:30am - 12:30pm

  • St. Marys: June 2 - July 21 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Perth Virtual: May 30 - July 18 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Huron Virtual: May 30 - July 18 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Virtual Paint Party


Staying active and socialization are two vital parts of aging well. This 1.5-hour art program was created in partnership with Vanessa at Kind-heARTed Studio to foster creativity and socialization. Virtual Paint Party runs through Zoom. Materials required to participate in this program will be delivered to the homes of registered clients prior to program start. Advanced registration is required - please contact Pamela at 519-271-1910 ext 27. Limited space available.

  • May 18 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

  • June 29 at 10:30am - 12:00pm  


#VoteDementia


Nearly a third of Ontarians know someone living with dementia, a number that will only increase and will be among one of the defining societal challenges in the coming decades. Let your candidates know that you plan to #VoteDementia on June 2. Show your support!

Staying Connected


Stay connected to your local Alzheimer Society and become a part of a community by following us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter! You’ll get the scoop on the latest programs, helpful tips & tricks, dementia education, and so much more.  Follow us today.

Programs Happening this May


There is a month full of programs that are available to you at your local Alzheimer Society. There is a program and workshop that is perfect for you. Visit our Event Calendar to see what’s happening this May

I walk for Yiayia: Polytimi & Paulina’s Story


Paulina Tsilivis and her family walk for her grandmother (Yiayia), Polytimi, every year. Paulina shared their story and why they participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.  READ THEIR STORY NOW

My Voyage with Dementia


Bob Murray shares his experiences in his column entitled "My Voyage with Dementia". He was diagnosed with Dementia in 2013 and works hard to stop the progress of the disease. Bob is retired from the printing industry and has been living in Seaforth since 2015.*Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in My Voyage with Dementia are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. The information contained in this column should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice.
My Voyage with Dementia >>

Alzheimer Society of Canada invites you to a Webinar:
Finances and Dementia Advice for the Journey

The seniors, parents and grandparents of our communities often face unique financial challenges that come with age. For those facing their journey with dementia, the need for advice has never been greater.

IG Wealth Management is a proud partner of the Alzheimer Society and as part of their IG Empower Your Tomorrow community program, they are committed to increasing the financial confidence of all Canadians and invite
you to their webinar on May 5 2022: Finances and Dementia Advice for the Journey.  LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY

IT'S UP TO ALL OF US TO COME TOGETHER NOW.

#OURCONNECTIONSMATTER