2016 Past Events – Alzheimer Café

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Carlos Roncero, a Jewish General Hospital researcher, and Harneet-Kaur Singh, a researcher/journalist at MoCA Clinic & Institute, give a presentation on “Exploring research on dementia: Sharing local and global efforts.”

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Gilberte Fleishmann and Jessica Seidman of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal discuss “Taking care of yourself! Uncovering caregiver stress and meditation practices that can help manage it!”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Dominique Trudeau, Head of Education Programs at the McCord Museum, makes a presentation on “Sharing our memories and our stories.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Marie-Claude Giguère of Helping Seniors, and Noémie Rossi, Social Worker, CSSS de la Montagne and Team Leader of PHPE (Program Long-Term Care Evaluation), make a presentation on “Planning for the Future: What to Consider When it Comes to Long-Term Care.”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Marie-Pier Malo, Art Therapist, YWCA Family Caregivers Support Program, gives a presentation on “Art Therapy: Using Art as a Tool for Healing.” Come discover the benefits of the arts, whether or not you think you have any artistic ability!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Melissa Tan, Music Therapist with Westmount Music Therapy, gives a presentation on “The Joy of Music” to celebrate the start of summer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Dr. Brigitte Gilbert, neuropsychologist at Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
Highlighting cognitive abilities despite Alzheimer’s disease – Alzheimer’s disease is now being diagnosed in its early stages, which means the person living with the disease still show cognitive abilities. How is it possible to stimulate the less impaired cognitive abilities? How can this stimulation affect esteem of oneself?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Stéphanie Erickson, Social Worker and Director of  Erickson Resource Group
Language and Perception – Language has the power to change the way we perceive, evaluate and respond to a situation. The presenter discusses how she used a shift in her own language about her anxiety to improve her life. She now uses her personal experience to encourage others to pay attention to the words they use to describe aging, disease and care, in the hopes of improving support for seniors and caregivers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
A caregiver’s testimony about the loss of spatial orientation
Alzheimer’s disease involves different cognitive changes, including possible loss of orientation in space. It becomes more difficult for the person living with the disease to move freely, whether on foot or by car, either because s/he does not feel confident enough, or because his entourage fears s/he would get lost. What can be done to preserve as much as possible the autonomy of the person while maximizing his or her security? What are the steps to follow if the person gets lost? A caregiver shares her experiences.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Melissa Tan, Music Therapist, Music Therapy Westmount
The Joy of Music!
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