In This Issue

Giving Tuesday Campaign Triples the Impact!
Acceptance by Community Keeps Tim Oldham Singing a Happy Song
Thoughts on a Cinnamon Bun: By Vivian (Viv) Reese, Family Caregiver
Dr. Marco Essig Brings Message of Hope to January’s Education Session
Expanding Understanding at the Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA
It’s Cold Outside – But You Can Warm Hearts During Our Door to Door Campaign!
Building Dementia Friendly Communities: Are Your Programs and Activities Dementia Friendly?
Teepa Snow is Coming to Winnipeg! Don’t Miss Her at Dementia Care 2017
Spotlight on Research: Decreased Renal Function May Be Linked to Decreased Cognitive Function
Call for Research Participants: You Could Help to Find a Treatment!
Stretched to the Limit? Telephone and Online Support Available for Care Partners
Upcoming Education
Upcoming Support Groups
Upcoming Events
Anything for Alzheimer’s

 

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It’s January and it’s Alzheimer Awareness Month. Manitoban Doug McLean, shown above with his wife Sandy, is one of the 16,000 Canadians under the age of 65 who has heard the words, “You have dementia.”

But dementia is more than just numbers. Friends, families and members of our communities all experience the personal and social impact of dementia. For example, Sandy is Doug’s 24/7 caregiver and advocate, making sure that Doug keeps active and busy. It’s a challenge for Sandy, but she doesn’t complain.

Doug and Sandy can attest that the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba has been a lifeline for them by offering activities, resources and support services.

During January and throughout the year, we challenge Manitobans to consider all those people in their communities and beyond who have some form of dementia. These individuals are part of our families, our neighbourhoods, our towns and our cities. Will you be #initforalz and help to support the Alzheimer Society and the great work it does for people with dementia and their families?

Doug and Sandy are living proof that dementia is not just their disease. It’s ours too.

Click here to be inspired by the personal stories of six Manitobans who are #initforalz: two have been diagnosed with the disease, two are caregivers, one is a volunteer and one is involved in developing an organization that is dementia friendly.

Click here watch a video about how Darren Dreger from TSN’s Hockey Inside has been personally affected by this disease. Whether it’s a parent, sibling, husband or friend, dementia affects us all.

Click here for more information about January Awareness month and to find out what you can do to be #initforalz.

 

Giving Tuesday Campaign Triples the Impact!

30000-raised-3x3Everyone who answered the call to double their holiday donation to the Alzheimer Society will be happy to know that their donations actually tripled! The Shindleman family offered to match every online donation, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $10,000 during the campaign that kicked off on Giving Tuesday. Not only did Manitobans rise to the challenge, they went above and beyond, giving almost $24,000. With the Shindleman’s $10,000 contribution, that means $33,788 was raised in total to help support the Alzheimer Society.

“We know first hand how devastating a disease like Alzheimer’s is for the person affected and their family and friends. We are happy to help the Society continue to do their great work,” explains Robert Shindleman.

And help us, they did! You can help, too, by giving to the Alzheimer Society any time of the year. Your donations help us to provide programs and services to those with dementia and their families, as well as support research that will lead to a cure. Click here to donate now.

Thank you!

 

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Acceptance by Community Keeps
Tim Oldham Singing a Happy Son
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timglenda-3x3Tim Oldham has a lot on the go. Sometimes he and his wife, Glenda, have to juggle activities around to fit them all in. And that’s saying something for a man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year.

From singing in a choir to participating in floor curling and bowling leagues to being involved in his church, Tim keeps busy both physically and mentally. Best of all, he feels welcome and accepted everywhere he goes in his community of Selkirk, Manitoba.

“Our choir is called “The Back Pew Boys” and we practice once a week,” says Tim, who loves being part of this 25-member group that performs concerts in the community. “I get a lot of help from other members just by singing with them, and I am able to keep up with the pace and sing right along.”

Both the floor curling and bowling leagues are offered through the Gordon Howard Senior Centre in Selkirk. During curling, his fellow participants help out by reminding Tim when it’s his turn and making sure he picks up the right rock. At bowling, someone always fills out his score card so Tim can concentrate, he says with a modest chuckle, on “raising the team’s average.”

Tim is also a member of a coffee group at the couple’s church, Selkirk United, where he takes his turn as a server. The group’s members are kind, supportive and fun-loving, and they are interested in what’s going on in his life.

“People know me and they know my circumstances,” explains Tim. “Sometimes it takes a minute for me to organize my words, and nobody interrupts me. Everyone is respectful and there’s no judgement.”

At Home in a Supportive Community

It is evident that Tim and Glenda have found many great examples of dementia friendly organizations in Selkirk, and this wonderful reality has influenced their plans for the future. While the couple currently resides near Lockport, they intend to retire to Selkirk because of the willingness of community members to adapt to Tim’s needs.

Even outside of the groups with which he is involved, Tim is recognized and treated courteously. Before retiring, he worked as an area manager for Home Hardware, and in later years was a salesman in the local building centre. Many people remember him for his good advice and outgoing personality.

The Oldhams are looking forward to finding the perfect place to live in the community, and they are getting help from Jackie Dokken, Regional Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society’s Interlake/Eastern regional office. Jackie also made them aware of the Society’s Minds in Motion® program; they’ve participated twice in this inclusive program for people with dementia and their care partners.

As well as benefitting from a welcoming and understanding community, Tim and Glenda have a supportive family of three adult children and six grandchildren. They all got together with friends to make a team, called “The Old Hams,” at the 2016 Walk for Alzheimer’s in Winnipeg. The team plans to walk again at the 2017 Walk on Tuesday, June 13.

With all this action in his life, along with the respect and acceptance he feels, Tim is bound to continue singing many happy songs for a long time to come.

 

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Thoughts on a Cinnamon Bun
By Vivian (Viv) Reese, Family Caregiver

vivsheila-3x3On life’s journeys there are numerous twists and turns, dead ends, open highways and discoveries in hidden away places. Some things that happen to us along the way are meant to be – this brings me to the ‘accidental’ creation of my caregiver support group.

So how did this happen? Each Thursday morning a group of people with dementia meet at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba for a time of sharing and guidance. My wife Sheila, who has vascular dementia, is part of this group. I am her driver each week and wait about an hour and a half while she is in her meeting.

It turns out that other caregivers have to wait too. Gravity and caffeine took us to the café downstairs and hence, a very informal but valuable support group of our own was born. When the waitress takes our orders, two of the ladies share a cinnamon bun – but it is much more than that they share. We all help each other by contributing our thoughts, ideas, coping mechanisms and sometimes, it’s just a place to chat.

Many of us make an effort to let others know what we are all about. We want people to realize that in the midst of our society there is a disease that needs to be acknowledged – not only by the people who walk our streets and interact with us throughout our lives, but also by every level of government.

The fact is, dementia is not a stigma to be ridiculed, it’s something to be accepted and embraced by everyone. It touches our lives whether we like it or not; sometimes it comes as a devastating strike and at other times it is an insidious thing that creeps up without our knowing. Who knows what door will be knocked on next – yours, your neighbours or that special friend?

Our group certainly didn’t think it would come knocking on our doors, but day by day, with the support of each other, we persevere. We are different but share in one common factor – besides the cinnamon buns: we know what dementia is like and we learn to live and cope with the challenges it creates in our lives.

While Viv belongs to an informal group, there are formal caregiver support groups available through the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Click here for information and to find a group in your area.

 

Dr. Marco Essig Brings Message of Hope
to January’s Education Session

essig-3x3-for-enewsWhat can brain imaging tell us about dementia?

That is the question that Dr. Marco Essig, an expert in the field of radiology, will answer during a special presentation at the St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre on Thursday, January 26.

Sponsored by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, this session is a must-see for those interested in learning about new methods of detecting and diagnosing dementia. And there is no better presenter than Dr. Essig, a radiologist and neuroradiologist specializing in brain science.

“Radiology is the use of imaging technologies – such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs – to diagnose and treat disease,” says Dr. Essig. “Advances in these technologies allow us to study the brain in more detail than ever before.”

With a medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Dr. Essig knows of which he speaks. He came to Canada three years ago and currently holds the posts of Medical Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Program for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as well as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

“We use brain imaging for stroke and cancer patients, but it is also an important tool to help us learn more about degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s,” he says.

Image Markers

For example, while atrophy in the brain is normal as people age, there is more in someone with Alzheimer’s disease, and it occurs in specific areas of the brain. Not only that, but the atrophy follows a certain pattern that can be visualized through imaging.

With Alzheimer’s disease, there is also a progressive loss of both white and gray matter in the brain, as well as a reduction of blood flow in the affected area.

So how can this technology help someone with the disease? “By identifying these image markers of Alzheimer’s disease, we are able to provide earlier and more precise diagnosis – even if the patient does not yet have symptoms,” explains Dr. Essig.

With early diagnosis comes early treatment, which to date is the best hope for those with the disease.

Dr. Essig has a lot more to say on the topic, so don’t miss his informative session, called
What Can Brain Imaging Tell Us About Dementia?

When: Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm
Where: Samual N. Cohen Auditorium, St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre,
351 Tache Avenue (map)
How: To register for this free seminar, click here or call 204-943-6622. Space is limited.

 

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Expanding Understanding at the Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA

cam-3x3-bCam Young feels strongly about developing a dementia friendly community within his organization.

As Centre Manager of the Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA, Cam believes that it’s important to create respectful communities for those who are living with dementia – or any illness, for that matter – in the places where they live, work and play.

“At the Y, we provide a welcoming environment so people can have a positive experience,” he says. “We want to help reduce the stigma surrounding dementia by being inclusive and accepting.”

Words Into Action

Cam has put words into action by partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba to find ways to make the offerings at the YMCA-YWCA appealing for people with dementia and for seniors in general. For instance, he was excited about bringing in an Alzheimer Society program called Minds in Motion®, which is available for people with early to moderate dementia to attend with a family member or community friend.

“The aim of Minds in Motion is to get participants active physically, mentally and socially,” he says. Now in its second year, the program has proven popular, with many participants signing up for the second or third time.

Catherine Kaufmann, Project Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities initiative, says that Cam is an enthusiastic advocate for people with dementia. She has met with him to talk about the concept of dementia friendly communities and how it can be applied at his YMCA-YWCA location. She sees him as someone who has taken the concept to heart.

“He was wonderful from the get-go,” says Catherine. “He’s cooperative and accommodating when it comes to developing and including programs that fit the dementia friendly model.”

As well as offering Minds in Motion and other dementia and senior friendly programs, such as the Roadrunners Club (a social group for older adults), Cam works to ensure that his staff are trained to provide a positive and inclusive environment. He recently organized his employees to attend the Mental Health First Aid course, which promotes understanding of those with cognitive impairments. He aims to have all members of his staff (almost 500!) complete this training, delivered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, by spring.

Cam has also agreed to host the Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friendly Community session for family members and caregivers, presented by Catherine, at his location. “Right now, the Alzheimer Society is making a big effort to promote awareness about dementia friendly communities, and our YMCA-YWCA wants to be at the forefront of that,” says Cam. “I hope that we can continue to strengthen our partnership with the Society by running more programs and expanding our reach.”

 

It’s Cold Outside…But You Can Warm Hearts
During our Door to Door Campaign!

door-to-door-3x3It’s cold outside! When a volunteer from the Alzheimer Society comes knocking during the month of January, please open your door and give them a blast of warmth!

Throughout January, be part of our Door to Door campaign by donating to the Society. The money you donate helps us to provide information, education and support for people affected by dementia and their families.

 

If you’re not home when our volunteers knock, there are three other great ways to support the Alzheimer Society:

  • Return the donation card in the postage paid envelope left by the canvasser.
  • Text “DOOR” to 45678 to donate $10.
  • Click here to make a donation online to support the Society.

Thank you!

 

Building Dementia Friendly Communities:
Are Your Programs and Activities Dementia Friendly?

3-playing-gameA dementia friendly community offers activities that accommodate the needs, interests and abilities of people with dementia. Individuals with dementia benefit when programs take specific steps to make their participation seamless.

Considerations for making activities dementia friendly include:

  • Choose activities that the person has done in the past, finds enjoyment in and is physically able to perform.
  • Use visual cues when inviting a person to join an activity.
  • Provide step-by-step, consistent instructions for the activity or demonstrate how the activity is carried out.
  • Eliminate the chance of failure by tailoring the level of complexity to match the person’s abilities. Consider simplifying a game or using a buddy system to help the person to participate.
  • Follow routines as they will cue the person with dementia for next steps of an activity.
  • Minimize distractions such as background noise, unnecessary activity or movement.
  • Remember that being with others and the process of doing an activity is often more important than winning the game or producing a completed craft.

A successful activity is not measured by the length of time it takes or the quality or quantity of product that is completed. An activity is most meaningful when it builds on the person’s strengths and gives them opportunity to engage in their community.

Everyone can play a part in promoting the inclusion of people impacted by dementia in the community. To learn about how your community group can become more inclusive and to arrange for a dementia friendly community presentation, contact Catherine Kaufmann at 204-943-6622 ext. 217 or email dementiafriendly@alzheimer.mb.ca

 

Teepa Snow is Coming to Winnipeg!

teepa-3x3The renowned and entertaining Teepa Snow, an advocate for people living with dementia, will present this March 2017.

Her personal mission is to uphold: “Life with dementia can be lived fully.” For a teaser video of Teepa Snow’s presentation, click here.

Sign up today – these education opportunities will fill up fast!

 

Dementia Care 2017

Dementia Care 2017 is a two-day workshop for health care professionals. Join us for enlightening and in-depth discussions of best practices in dementia care on Monday and Tuesday, March 6 & 7, 2017 at Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Mathews Ave., Winnipeg (map)

Click here to register. Space is limited!
Click here for the Dementia Care 2017 poster.

Family Night

This year, Teepa Snow is also presenting at an education evening for families on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 pm (same location as above). This is your chance to learn ways to create moments of joy through meaningful activities when caring for a person with dementia.

Click here to register. Space is limited!

 

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Spotlight on Current Research

renal-3x3 Decreased Renal Function May Be Linked to Decreased Cognitive Function

Researchers from Temple University, University of Maine and University of Maryland conducted a five-year study involving 590 community-living individuals. The study wanted to determine if a change in renal functioning over time is associated with changes in cognitive functioning over the same time period. Researchers also wanted to identify which cognitive abilities are most affected by a decline in renal function. The study participants did not have a history of acute stroke, had not undergone dialysis and had not been diagnosed with probable dementia when they entered the study.

Evaluation of renal function and cognitive abilities over the course of the study show that a decrease in renal functioning is associated with a decrease in overall cognitive functioning, particularly in the areas of abstract reasoning and verbal memory.

Though the study outcomes show association, they do not prove a causative link. Further research is essential. The researchers stressed that within the study period, the cognitive decline amongst participants was modest and did not reach a level of clinical significance that would interfere with the person’s understanding of their disease or their ability to follow a treatment regimen. This finding establishes a window of opportunity for treatment of renal disease that may slow down or prevent further cognitive decline.

The study demonstrates that it’s important for people, whether or not they have dementia, to maintain their physical health because conditions such as renal dysfunction can have an impact on cognitive health.

To read the news article about the study, check this link: sciencedaily.com

 

You Can Be a Research Participant!
Get Involved in a Study that may Help People in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

zahra-studyResearchers from the University of Manitoba are testing a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and they need your help!

Led by Dr. Zahra Moussavi, the study will test a technology called rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), a non-invasive procedure that has the potential to slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease when it is in the early stages. The technology involves using magnetic pulses to cause neurons in the brain to activate, which will hopefully train them to perform better in the future.

Participants would commit to either 10 treatments over two weeks or 20 treatments over four weeks, with each treatment taking 30 minutes. Additionally, there are six assessments that take place before, during and after the treatment. Treatments take place at Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Avenue in Winnipeg.

If you would like more information or if you are interested in participating in this study, contact Dr. Zahra Moussavi at Zahra.Moussavi@umanitoba.ca or Grant Rutherford at umruthe4@myumanitoba.ca. Email is preferred, but if this is not possible, contact Dr. Moussavi at 204-474-7023 or Grant Rutherford at 204-478-6163.

Click here for more detailed information.

 

Stretched to the Limit?
Telephone and Online Support Available for Care Partners

tipslogoThose who care for a family member or friend with dementia can be stretched to the limit time-wise. Often, they are unable to access the in-person support services they need to help them cope with their situation effectively and positively.

Support and information services delivered by trained professionals over the phone or the internet are convenient, cost-effective alternatives for those who can’t get away to attend sessions in person. Here are a few ideas that could be helpful:

Supportive counselling by telephone or email. To access a qualified staff member at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, call 204-943-6622 in Winnipeg, the Regional Office nearest you or call toll free at 1-800-378-6622. You can also send an email to alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca. The responding staff member will assist you in a caring, confidential manner and provide print resources or website links for further reference.

Education sessions via Telehealth. Click here for a list of the Alzheimer Society’s upcoming Telehealth sessions, which are available in over 40 communities throughout Manitoba.

Websites that provide information about dementia and strategies for caregivers.
For a comprehensive list of resources, click here. This page on the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s website includes links to a variety of resources, including: topics for further reading; the national Alzheimer Society website; links to other national and international websites containing dementia-related information.

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s e-Newsletters, such as the one you are reading now. These eNewsletters contain information about topics of interest to care providers and those with dementia, current research, upcoming education events, and much more. Click here to access links to several back issues of the newsletter. Click here to subscribe so you will never miss an issue.

Care partners are encouraged to access support in ways that work for them. Telephone and online services are sources of help that can prevent isolation and enhance caregiver well-being.

To learn more about care partner support and education provided by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, check the programs and services page at www.alzheimer.mb.ca/we-can-help/programs-and-services/

 

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Upcoming Education

FAMILY EDUCATION

Video Series: The Alzheimer Journey
Come out to view the two educational videos listed below. The location is the Roblin Health Centre Board Room, 15 Hospital St., Roblin, MB (map). To register and for more information, contact Wanda at 204-638-4483 or alzprk@alzheimer.mb.ca

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease:
The Link Between Brain and Behaviour

Wednesday, January 18, 6 to 7:30 pm

At the Crossroads
Wednesday, February 15, 6 to 7:30 pm

Family Education: Next Steps
Learn new skills and obtain information and resources that will help you face the daily realities of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Upcoming sessions include:

Driving and Dementia
Dementia can have a significant impact in a person’s ability to drive. Come to discuss the complex issues and decisions that must be made when living with dementia.
Wednesday, January 18
7 to 8:30 pm
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St. (map)
Click here to register.

Dialogue with a Physician
Do you have questions about dementia – the risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, progression, treatment and caregiving? Bring these questions and join us for an open discussion of topics relevant to the care of people with dementia.
Wednesday, February 15
7 to 8:30 pm
Lindenwood Manor, 475 Lindenwood Dr. E. (map)
Click here to register.

What Can Brain Imaging Tell Us About Dementia?
brain-scan-3x3Brain imaging can be used to detect changes related to mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s dementia, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia. Come to hear how information learned from brain imaging can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.

 

Thursday, January 26
7 to 8:30 pm
Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium
St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Tache Ave. (map)
Click here to register.

Living with Dementia: First Steps
Join us for an informational and experiential workshop for people supporting a person recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

WINNIPEG
Part One – Saturday, January 21, 9 am to 12 pm

• Overview of dementia
• Activities to experience what it might be like to have dementia
• The Alzheimer Society is here for you
Session is located at River Ridge II Retirement Residence, 2701 Scotia St. (map)
Cost: $10 (includes refreshments and resources)
Click here to register.
Part Two Saturday, February 25, 9 am to 12 pm
• Safety for the person with dementia and their caregivers
• Family perspectives
• Legal and financial matters
Session is located at River Ridge II Retirement Residence, 2701 Scotia St. (map)
Cost: $10 (includes refreshments and resources)
Click here to register.
STONEWALL
Saturday, January 21, 9 am to 3 pm
• Understanding dementia from a medical, family and individual perspective
• Legal and financial considerations
• Helpful community resources
• Home safety
• Best practices for caregivers
Session is located at Stonewall & District Health Centre, 589 3rd Ave., Stonewall, MB (map)
Cost: $20 (includes lunch and resources)
To register, contact the South Interlake Seniors Resource Council at 204-467-2719 or sisrc@shaw.ca

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
This hour-long session will give participants an abundance of information to help them understand dementia.

Saturday, January 28, 1:30 to 2:30
Rosa Shevchenko Hall, 19 Church Rd. Hwy., Rosa, MB (map)
To register, contact Leona Doerksen at 204-326-5771 or alzse@alzheimer.mb.ca

Telehealth Sessions (for regional communities only)
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers family education for those experiencing dementia in over 39 communities across the province via video technology. Join us from 6:30 to 8 pm on designated evenings. Dates and topics for winter sessions will soon be listed on our website.
Click here for a list of locations where Telehealth is offered.

Community Mental Health: Roles & Services
Tuesday, February 21
6:30 to 8 pm (please arrive by 6:15 pm)

Understanding Psychoses and Anxiety in Dementia
Tuesday, March 21
6:30 to 8 pm (please arrive by 6:15 pm)

Food and Nutrition: Understanding a Person’s Needs as Dementia Progresses
Tuesday, April 25
6:30 to 8 pm (please arrive by 6:15 pm)

Click here to register.

Minds in Motion® Program
Space is still available in some of the winter Minds in Motion program sessions, which take place at six Winnipeg locations and in Portage la Prairie. This popular eight-week program combines physical activity, socialization and mental stimulation for people living with early to moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to enjoy with a family member or community friend.

Click here to check out our listing of community locations for winter dates, times and registration information.

Minds in Motion® Volunteer Info Sessions

Join us for a 60-minute session that provides information about the rewarding opportunities of becoming a Minds in Motion program volunteer. Click here to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a volunteer. You can attend the following upcoming sessions at Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Provincial Office, 10-120 Donald St. (map) in person or by teleconference.

Monday, January 9 from 2 to 3 pm
Wednesday, March 1 from 2 to 3 pm
Thursday, March 9 from 10 to 11 am

Click here to register.

Family Night
Join us for Family Night, featuring renowned Dementia Educator Teepa Snow. You will learn ways to create moments of joy through meaningful activities when caring for a person with dementia.

Monday, March 6, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave. (map)
Click here to register. Space is limited. Please pre-register.
Click here for the Teepa Snow Family Night poster.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

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UPCOMING SUPPORT GROUPS

Check with your group facilitator or the regional office nearest you to learn more about the date and time of the next group meeting. The Alzheimer Society’s family support staff are here to help – contact us at alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca, 204-943-6622 (in Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (in Manitoba).
Click here for information on Support Groups for People with Dementia
Click here for information on Support Groups for Family and Friends

 

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

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Featuring Teepa Snow!
Join us in enlightening and in-depth discussions of best practices in dementia care.
Monday and Tuesday, March 6 & 7, 2017
Canad Inns Polo Park (map)
Click here to register.
Click here for the Dementia Care 2017 poster.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Upcoming Events

Get Ready for A Night to Remember in Hawaii!
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Where can you find surfers and hula dancers, coral reefs and erupting volcanoes, turtles and schools of colourful fish? You’ll find these, and many more symbols of the wondrous island state of Hawaii, at the Alzheimer Society’s A Night to Remember in Hawaii. Join us for an evening of great food, entertainment, raffles and auctions. Book your table today so you don’t miss out on this gala event.
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6 pm
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg (map)
To purchase a table or tickets, contact Kim Mardero at 204-943-6622 or kmardero@alzheimer.mb.ca
We are currently accepting items for our auctions and balloon pops. To donate an item or gift certificate, contact Allison Woodward at 204-943-6622 or awoodward@alzheimer.mb.ca
Click here to visit the Gala 2017 website.

 

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Anything for Alzheimer’s

People can plan their own fundraising activities to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Below is one Anything for Alzheimer’s activities currently underway:

Dine and Donate at Mr Mikes
mr-mikes-3x3Mr Mikes, a Dauphin eatery well known to local folks, is raising money for the Alzheimer Society this month. From January 9 to 15, Mr Mikes – located at 10 Main St. S. in Dauphin – will donate $1 from the sale of each steak dinner to the Society. Diners who do not order steak can choose to add a donation to their bill.

 

 

 

The Posy Project
Post Project 3x3Two young women from Winnipeg have initiated The Posy Project to raise awareness and support for the Alzheimer Society. They are delivering flowers, donated by local florists, to personal care homes throughout the city. If you would like to support this project, click here to make a donation to the Alzheimer Society. For more information, contact Heather or Sydney at hlyak@mymts.net

 

 

We hope you enjoy our January 2017 eNewsletter!

email-buttonIf you know someone who could benefit from the stories and information you see in this eNewsletter, please email them this link: alzheimer.mb.ca/ Click here to subscribe and receive future updates.

Thank you for reading!

 

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