Being mindful of what we eat is not just important for our whole bodies, but also for our brains.
To help us stay mindful, we worked with our friend Chef Liz to put together a digital recipe book called Mindful Eating: Dementia-Friendly Recipes. In it, Chef Liz shares her story, and why mindful eating is so important for everyone, especially those living with dementia. DOWNLOAD NOW >>
Programs Happening this July
Focus on Caregivers Dealing with the Feelings
July 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Fatigued? Frustrated? Feeling guilty? Let’s Talk! This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.
July 5 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
A dementia diagnosis is life changing - but you don't have to deal with it alone. This session is a starting point in understanding what dementia is, what to expect, and next steps in your journey. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email email@example.com or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.
Brain Health 101
July 7 | 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 takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.
Introducing the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910/ 1-888-797-1882.
Golden Ukulele Jam
Our ZOOM Ukulele Group is hosting an in-person jam this summer on the last Tuesday of July. Join in the fun and play, sing or hum along! Or take the opportunity to check out the Clinton Site’s backyard pavilion. We would love to see you there!
For more details, contact Jeanette or 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.
McMaster University Dementia Survey
Are you 18 or over and providing care for someone living with dementia? McMaster University wants to learn how to support you better. Learn more about how you can complete a survey to share your caregiving experiences. ACCESS THE SURVEY >>
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 or call 519-271-1910 ext 27. Limited space available.
Aug. 3 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wellness Wednesdays will provide an opportunity for clients to engage in positive and meaningful activities within a safe and inclusive group atmosphere at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. The program provides further opportunity to socialize, build a network of support, and access education and information according to the group's expressed interests and needs. Together the group affirms that even with a diagnosis of dementia you can live well. For more information, email email@example.com or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.
Join Alzheimer Society Staff and other family care partners to discuss Hot Topics of the Day for Family Care Partners in Huron and Perth.
July 5 - Community Resources July 12 - GEMS for Caregivers - Stages of dementia July 19 - 8 A's of dementia July 26 - Responding to challenging behaviours
This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.
Brain Health Summer Series
Four Topics to engage at a time that works for you! Please register for any session that interests you by clicking on the individual link and completing the registration page. For info email Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext. 21.
Our new Brain Health Academy series takes a deeper dive into lifestyle choices to boost your brain health. These sessions take place online using Zoom. For more information, email Jeanette or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.
Thurs., July 7 at 10:00 - 11:00 am: “Nourish”looks at the best food options to keep our brain functioning at its best. Pre-register here.
Thurs., July 14 at 10:00 - 11:00 am: “Replenish”explores sleep, rest, and mindfulness how “stilling the mind” boosts our brain functioning. Pre-register here.
Thurs., July 21 at 10:00 - 11:00 am: “Connect and Engage”looks at the importance of social connection and a sense of discovery as key elements in brain health. Pre-register here.
Thurs., July 28 at 10:00 - 11:00 am: “Move”looks at the overwhelming evidence that staying active is a key ingredient to a healthy body, and a healthy brain. Pre-register here.
You are cordially invited to our first-ever poetry contest!
Whether you consider yourself a poet or are writing for the first time, we want to read your poems about your experience with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias or being a care partner.
Winning entries will be published in our monthly newsletter and highlighted on our social media pages. Contest is open until July 30.