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New tools & video now online 

Popular info session now online 

If you have time constraints or find it inconvenient to attend a workshop, this announcement will make you smile.

One of our most popular info sessions, “Understanding Dementia & Brain Health” is now available in online video format. That means it’s available anytime, anywhere.

Grab a cup of coffee and get cozy with it. Or, send it to family members and friends at a distance. Our knowledgeable learning specialist, Padma Genesh, takes you through important topics such as:

  • warning signs
  • understanding behaviour changes
  • reducing your risk and maintaining a healthy brain
  • answers to important questions

These are hot topics in our city, and you’ll benefit from viewing it on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Thanks for your support
This video was made possible thanks to the generosity and caring of RC Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary – Catholic Charities and Home Instead Seniors Care.

New tools to help you stay connected with family & friends

Have you ever struggled to explain that your loved one has dementia, and what that really means? Or felt the pain of increasing detachment from once tight-knit family and friends? If so, you’re not alone.

Now, there are some tools to help! Please check them out and share them:

 • Let me reintroduce myself tool kit: This is a guided and easy-to-complete Q&A sheet that will enable you to share important insights about yourself (or the person with dementia). Most importantly, it will help people understand how to stay connected by honoring unique life experiences. It’s called “Let Me Re-Introduce Myself” and it only takes a few minutes of your time. Even better news, it’s very easy to share with family and friends. View or download it here.

 • Communicating with a person who has dementia: A quick overview of communication tips to keep in mind. View or download it here.

There will be more to ome in the future. These tool kits were put together by the Alzheimer Society of Calgary and the Dementia Network Calgary. Generously supported by the United Way of Calgary and Area. 

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