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Events for people with Early Stage Dementia

12 Oct

Boomers Club (ONLINE)

2022-09-30T12:31:36-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementia and their care partners. In this online series, we create informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Join facilitators, Eva and Katie for a variety of games, social chats and reminiscing activities. Everyone is welcome! We’re always happy to see some new faces. 

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M.
October 12

The Boomers Club is held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Boomers Club (ONLINE)2022-09-30T12:31:36-04:00
27 Sep

TDRA Webinars: Advances in Dementia Research

2022-09-30T12:31:34-04:00

Webinar: Advances in Dementia Research

Exploring Novel Drug Treatments for Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease  

Agitation is common in dementia disorders and can be extremely distressing for people living with dementia and their caregivers/care partners. In this webinar, Dr. Krista L. Lanctôt will provide an overview of two ongoing clinical trials evaluating new drug treatments for agitation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

You will have an opportunity to ask questions.

 

About the presenter: 

Dr. Krista L. Lanctôt has a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Toronto. She holds the Bernick Chair in Geriatric Psychopharmacology. At Sunnybrook, she is a Senior Scientist in Geriatric Psychiatry and in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute, the Research Co-Director of Psychiatry and the Head of Neuropsychopharmacology Research. She is a Full Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology/Toxicology and the Vice Chair, Basic and Clinical Research in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Dr. Lanctôt is an active researcher in clinical pharmacology with over 350 publications. She is listed on Expertscape as among the top 0.05% of Alzheimer’s researchers in the world. Her group’s research has focused on discovering and testing treatments for cognition and neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia and in pre-dementia states. In addition to running randomized controlled trials, her group uses biomarkers, pharmacologic challenge and neuroimaging to further understand these symptoms and target pharmacotherapy.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance.

Webinar will be held using Zoom, registration is required to receive the link to participate.

 

TDRA Webinars: Advances in Dementia Research2022-09-30T12:31:34-04:00
21 Sep

Gardening Together Fall Q&A (ONLINE )

2022-09-30T12:31:33-04:00

Join Emma Rooney, our AST garden expert, to get answers to your fall gardening questions and fresh ideas for garden and nature activities that will engage your senses this season.

You don’t have to have access to a garden to get inspired and start growing. This session is open to everyone in our community and especially designed with care partners in mind. Refresh in the garden and add a little gardening to your wellbeing routine. We’ll also share tips for supporting those living with memory loss to make the most of their time outside and get hands in the dirt. 

Join us on Wednesday, September 21st – World Alzheimer’s Day to celebrate how caring for plants can bring us together and evoke fond memories. Bring your plants, bring your questions, and let’s get gardening! 

About Emma, AST Gardener in Residence

Emma is a wellness advocate, community programmer, environmentalist, gardener, and foodie. She is the proprietor of Blooming Caravan, a mobile business that brings Creative Companionship—therapeutic gardening, seasonal cooking, and storytelling—to older adults in the comfort of their homes. She also works as a horticultural therapist practitioner in long-term care and as a certified forest therapy guide. Emma enjoys volunteering as a Toronto Master Gardener and with friends at the High Park Nature Centre.

This program will be held on Zoom, registration is required to receive the link.

*Be sure to check out our 4-week Fall Garden Wellness Cafe* series starting on October 5.

 

Gardening Together Fall Q&A (ONLINE )2022-09-30T12:31:33-04:00
14 Sep

Boomers Club (ONLINE)

2022-09-30T12:31:31-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementia and their care partners. In this online series, we create informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Join facilitators, Eva and Katie for a variety of games, social chats and reminiscing activities. Everyone is welcome! We’re always happy to see some new faces. 

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M.
September 14

The Boomers Club is held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Boomers Club (ONLINE)2022-09-30T12:31:31-04:00

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