Dementia Friendly Communities
“Alzheimer Society of Muskoka Presentation: “Dementia Friendly Communities”
DID YOU KNOW…
…That over 225,000 Ontarians are diagnosed with dementia? Of those, close to 10,000 people diagnosed with dementia are under the age of 65. In addition, it is believed that 60 percent of people living with dementia will become lost at some point.
We all forget things, experience changes in our mood, or mix up our words from time to time. But when this begins to affect our day-to-day functioning, it could be a sign of a condition called dementia. What is dementia? Dementia is a broad term that describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss, changes in mood, and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, and language. While they may seem small at the start, they can affect the day-to-day lives of people with dementia. At the same time, persons living with dementia live in our neighbourhoods, access our services, and are patrons of our businesses!
How can you help? On Tuesday, December 6, join us at noon via Zoom as the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka, in partnership with the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce, presents information about dementia, how it affects individuals, and what you can do to help make Muskoka a more dementia-friendly community. You will learn about:
1. What is Dementia?
2. The Dementia Experience – the “8 As”
3. Strategies for Communication
4. Strategies for Surroundings
5. The Alzheimer Society of Muskoka and how we help
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATIVE WEBINAR.
We look forward to your participation!
Call 705-645-5231 if you need assistance with the registration process.