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This in-person workshop is for family and friends who are supporting someone living with Down Syndrome and Dementia (formal dementia diagnosis not required). 

 
It explores topics such as:
  • An overview of Down Syndrome and dementia
  • Warning signs of dementia and how someone living with Down Syndrome can get diagnosed
  • The emotional impact of a changing relationship with the person after dementia diagnosis
  • Behavioural strategies to address dementia-related behaviours
  • Advance care planning
  • Overview of Alzheimer Society Toronto’s programs and services
This is an in-person workshop.
 
An Active Living Program volunteer will be present to provide respite to caregivers attending the workshop who wish to bring their family member living with Down Syndrome and dementia with them in order to attend. 
For the safety of participants and our staff, everyone will be required to follow our COVID safety measures:
• Maximum workshop size is 12 (10 participants and 2 staff)
• If you have symptoms please stay home, please contact Marina at (416) 697-3243 or by email at mmachado@alz.to to let us know that you can’t make it
• Staff and participants are required to wear a mask at all times in our offices and during the workshop
 
If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact Katie MacLean (kmaclean@alz.to) or Marina Machado (mmachado@alz.to). 


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