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. For more information, contact Victoria McKinlay at victoria@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344  ext’n 206.

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
Summertime celebration – Final Café for the season!

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