Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Weekly eNewsletter: Issue 10

Connections That Matter

Hello, Friend!

We hope this newsletter finds you well. Take some time to read through the content and implement some of these tricks into your daily life. If you have feedback or suggestions on content you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know at We would love to hear from you.

During this time, our phone lines remain open. If you need to reach our counselling staff, or have questions about programs and services, please call 416-967-5900.

We also invite you to keep checking the online portal to learn about upcoming online events and programs. You will also be able to catch up on any newsletters you may have missed.

Happy reading!

In this edition:

  1. Tips for Care Partners: Be Kind to Yourself
  2. IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s: Plant a Garden of Hope
  3. Webinar: Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience
  4. Live Seminar: The Why and What Behind Brain Changes in Challenging Times
  5. Online Programs
  6. Fun Online Activities
  7. Community Friends: Integracare

Tips for Care Partners: Be Kind to Yourself

Sounds easy enough, right? The truth is, we often don’t make time for ourselves or acknowledge the act of being kind to ourselves because we get busy but you’re not alone. We have put together a few ideas to help you find the time to be kind to yourself.

  1. Make Time
    Do you only have 5 minutes to spare in the day? Use this time to reflect and remind yourself of all the good that you are.
  2. Expectations
    Set a realistic goal for yourself. When you set a goal that you can achieve, you will feel accomplished.
  3. Write
    We all carry a lot on our minds, seemingly now more than ever. Off load your thoughts by writing. It can be as long or as short as you need, but inevitably you will feel lighter.
  4. Boundaries
    Setting boundaries is the ultimate form of self-kindness.
  5. Surrender
    Is something not going your way? Are you having a bad day? Surrendering to the problem can sometimes be the best solution. Not only will you save your energy, but by shifting focus, you are truly being kind to yourself.

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s: Plant a Garden of Hope

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s

Spring is upon us and so is gardening season! Put a little Spring in your step and show your support for people living with dementia by planting a Garden of Hope!

If you've already registered for the first-ever online IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s & would like to receive a pack of Forget-Me-Not seeds, email us at!

If you haven’t signed up for the Walk yet, there is still time! Join us as we raise awareness and much-needed funds in support of people living with dementia.

Click here to join us. See you on May 31!

Webinar: Dementia, Delirium and Depression


On Thursday, May 28 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, we will be learning about the 3 Ds and discussing strategies to help you provide support to the person you are caring for when they are experiencing any of these conditions. The outcome is to define the difference between the 3 Ds, identify the risks factors and causes, and understand the importance of accurate identification of the 3 Ds.

This webinar is for family caregivers related to a person with dementia.

To register, go to our online learning site at and follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Access your Options
  • Step 2: Create an Account
  • Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

Live Seminar: The Why and What Behind Brain Changes in Challenging Times


Even while keeping our distance, we can still stay connected. Amica Senior Lifestyles is pleased to invite you to join us for a virtual seminar hosted by Dr. Heather Palmer, titled “The Why and What Behind Brain Changes in Challenging Times.”

Gain expert advice for looking after yourself or supporting others during periods of loneliness and isolation. You will have two opportunities to connect with us on a virtual video call and gain valuable insight from Dr. Palmer.

When: Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Afternoon event: 2:30PM (PST), 3:30PM (MST), 5:30PM (EST)
  • Evening event: 5:30PM (PST), 6:30PM (MST), 8:30PM (EST)

RSVP Today

Online Programs

#TogetherApart Club

#TogetherApart Club

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Join the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough staff every morning from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a different activity at the #TogetherApart Club. We will be changing it up, so come ready to learn something new, maybe get moving, but certainly to have fun and share a good laugh!

Please note that you will need Zoom and Internet access. This is a reoccurring Zoom invite, so each day you wish to attend, please join by clicking the link below.

Join here.

For more programs, including education webinars, support groups, and recreational activities, coming up in May, please visit the online calendar here.

Music Therapy Group

Music Therapy

This program is designed to support health and wellbeing through the purposeful use of music and the therapeutic benefits it can offer. We invite you to start off your week by joining certified Music Therapist, David Macintosh to sing, dance, move, breathe, discuss, and reflect.

Sessions will run from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM for the following dates:

  • May 25
  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29

Please register to receive the Zoom link to participate. Click here to register.

For more programs, including education webinars, support groups, and recreational activities, coming up in May, please visit the online calendar here.

Fun Online Activities



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The Internet has been a treasure trove of engaging and unique activities to do at home during COVID-19. Take time for yourself with an online crossword. The beauty is there is a good selection available and you can take your time or even enlist help if you get stuck.

Click here to get you started!

Good News Shared

Good NewShared

Most people find a lot of joy being in the presence of animals and research has shown that one’s mood can improve when surrounded by a pet. Unfortunately, we may not be able to see our furry loved ones at the moment, so head on over to Good News Shared to fill your heart with warming stories of amazing animals.

Click here to immerse yourself in feel good stories!

Community Friends: Integracare

Connections Integracare

Aging in place is about more than health care, it is about joyful living. Integracare is committed to providing the highest quality at-home senior care which fosters client’s independence and joyful living wherever they call home. We are a home health care provider that has been providing private home nursing and related home health care in Toronto for over 27 years. Our reputable and compassionate senior home care services in Mississauga and Toronto include Dementia Care, in-home Palliative Care, Wound Care, Physiotherapy, and Massage Therapy. Our Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and qualified professionals such as Physiotherapists, and Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are handpicked and matched with our Clients. Integracare’s Registered Nurses (RNs) supervise and manage all care on a 24/7 basis.

To learn more about Integracare, and the services offered, visit

Donate Now

People living with Alzheimer’s and dementia are especially vulnerable at this time, if you are able to, please consider supporting the essential services and programs that benefit this community.

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