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News and updates - Winter 2018



January is National Alzheimer Awareness Month

The Alzheimer Society of Calgary has an exciting campaign to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about people with dementia

Learn more and how to get involved here


Upcoming Events

  • January 26th 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Talking About Dementia

    This is a fantastic opportunity for people looking to learn some excellent, introductory information about Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, or who may be searching for additional support, resources, hope and inspiration.

  • March 7th & 8th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Best Friends Associate Training

  • March 20 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

    This is an introductory session that will cover a number of important topics related to dementia

  • On Going All day sessions

    Gentle Persuasive Approach

    A new approach to the well-being of caregivers and people with dementia

  • Ongoing Afternoon or evening sessions available

    Caregiver Strategies for Dementia

    A practical skill-building workshop providing an essential foundation for family members, friends and caregivers

  • Ongoing

    Considering Care Options

    In this workshop, you'll learn how to access housing options and explore the decision making process

  • May 30 & 31st All day sessions

    OMA Facilitator Training

    Stay tuned for more information and details about the training session taking place in May 2019

  • First Link Referral Program

    Physicians & health care professionals - find your referral info here

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More News

Registration now open for the 2019 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am

Posted on Nov 20, 2018

The Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S Pro-Am tournament gives lifelong hockey fans a chance to connect with their favourite NHL Alumni stars. It's a fun weekend that creates lasting memories and helps change lives.

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2018 Investors Group Alzheimer Walk and Run

Posted on Nov 01, 2018

The numbers are in and the 2018 Investors Group Alzheimer Walk and Run raised over $300,000!

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Alzheimer Society of Calgary is first OMA facilitator Training Centre in Canada

Posted on Nov 01, 2018

On October 12th, 2018, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary became the first Training Centre for Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) in Canada.


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Dementia Re-imagined

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

On June 19, Dementia Network Calgary hosted ‘Dementia Re-imagined’ – a symposium, designed to encourage conversation and inspire change around person-centred care for people with dementia

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