Atwater Library Alzheimer Café

The Atwater Library is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to provide a monthly Alzheimer Café for Montrealers in the Library’s elegant Reading Room. Each session features socializing, refreshments, live music, and discussion about aspects of life with dementia.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

2017 Events – September to December

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
RECAA (Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse)
“Aunt Enid Gets Help”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Alzheimer Society of Montreal
“How do you take your café?”
Five years have passed since the Alzheimer Society of Montreal began its Alzheimer Café program – at the Atwater Library. To mark this occasion, we invite people to share their ideas for future programming – topics and format.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Gilberte Fleischmann, volunteer meditation guide at the Alzheimer Society of Montreal
Taking care of yourself: how meditation can help manage caregiver stress.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Holiday music and snacks.

2017 Events – January to March

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Concordia University students working with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal
Art Therapy: The Way to Well-Being
A presentation followed by a short practical workshop.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Dr. Angela Genge, neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
An update on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Staff of the Office of the Quebec Public Curator/Curateur public du Québec
The role of this government agency in protecting those who are incapacitated.
A presentation with discussion and opportunities to find out about the “continuum of protection.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Alexander Mattias, graduating student in Special Care Counselling at Vanier College and stagiaire at the Alzheimer Society of Montreal
Optimizing the relationship between carers and people living with dementia
A presentation with discussion.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Claire Webster, professional Alzheimer Care Consultant and trainer, President and Founder of Caregiver Crosswalk Inc.
The fall and rise of Superwoman
The speaker will discuss her experiences as a caregiver for her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and the impact of this journey on her health and her family.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meditation instructor Claire Holden Rothman
A presentation on meditation followed by a mini meditation session

Click here to see the events of 2016.
Click here to see the events of 2015.
Click here to see the events of 2014.
Click here to see the events of 2013.
Click here to see the events of 2012.