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The Dementia Society Fall Conference - Oct. 18, 2017

Dementia Basics

Dementia Basics – Six-part public education program intended to provide a primer on Alzheimer and other dementias. Recommended for friends, family, and informal or formal caregivers of people with dementia as well as individuals with a diagnosis of dementia, students or other interested people.

Supporting Dementia

Supporting Dementia
A two session group program for caregivers of people with dementia to review information and learn managing strategies related to the demands they face in their caregiver role as well as regarding “responsive behaviours”. Sessions will provide information about:

  • communication strategies
  • preventing and coping with stress
  • accessing respite and other support interventions


Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia
For people newly diagnosed with dementia and a care partners. Sessions will provide you with information about:

  • living well with memory changes
  • the impact of dementia on communication, relationships and lifestyle

To register, call 613-523-4004.


Minds in Action

Thank you for your interest in Minds in Action!

This community-based program offers once-weekly gentle exercise and good fun for dementia partners (caregiver and person with dementia). An eight week session is offered three times a year in three different locations in Ottawa. Classes are led by qualified fitness instructors from the City of Ottawa. For more info click here. 

To register, click here. 

Program requirements

Before you choose a session and register, please read the following program requirements to help ensure that Minds in Action will be a good fit for you:

For the person with dementia:

  •  You’re living with early to mid-stages of dementia.
  •  You’ll be able to follow instructions from the fitness instructor and program coordinator. Instructions can be repeated and caregivers and volunteers are there to  provide support.

For both the person with dementia and the caregiver:

  • You’ll be able to take part in a one-hour group gentle exercise and good fun involving sitting, standing and walking exercises that can be done at your own pace. This can include doing the entire class from a seated position.
  • You enjoy trying new activities.
  • You’re comfortable in a group setting (approximately 25 people) and enjoy meeting new people and spending time with others.
  • You like to have fun!

*If you have any questions or concerns about program eligibility, please contact 613-523-4004 or


Renfrew County Programs

Learning Series

Please call 1-888-411-2067.