What's New at AGI
 
 

NEW THIS SUMMER!

Two support groups for caregivers -
because we're in it together!


Tuesdays, 10am - 11:30am   
Long-term care support group (for all caregivers)

Twice a month, beginning June12th 

Thursdays, 10am - 11:30am 
Spousal Support Group

Twice a month, beginning June14th 

 

 
 

Education and Training

AGI is committed to providing excellence in dementia education and training to family caregivers and professional care providers through the Lassner Institute of Learning.

 
 

 
 

GREAT NEWS! AGI in the West Island!


AGI Trainings will take place in Dollard des Ormeaux at the DDO Seniors Club beginning April through June.

AGI's training courses teach basic knowledge and practical principles for interaction as well as specialized in-depth trainings focusing more on specific issues faced in dementia caregiving. Our courses are for family and professional caregivers at every step along the way.
*AGI Courses can be used towards LPN Licensing Hours. Attestations of attendance are provided upon request.

COMING SOON!


Mondays, June 11 and June 18
 

Meaningful Activities for People with Dementia


This two part course provides home caregivers with the skills to successfully plan meaningful activities at home and teaches an activity-based mindset that accomplishes necessary tasks.

Fee: $30 for DDO residents - $35 non-DDO residents

Dollard des Ormeaux Location: Club des ainés DDO Seniors Club
12001 boul. de Salaberry Dollard des Ormeaux QC H9B 2A7

For more information or to register for courses, call 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org

 
 

 
 

2018 Lindsay Memorial Lecture Series


Pointe-Claire -  Monday, June 11  - 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Arthur Séguin Chalet, 365 Saint Louis Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 2A1

How to Advocate for your Loved One
Speaker: Amy Fish, Ombudsman, Concordia University

Montreal - Thursday, June 14 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm

5555 Westminster, Suite 304, Montreal, H4W 2J2

Organising your Finances
Speaker: Alison Miller CPA, CA Partner, Crowe BGK

To register for these or any other Lindsay Memorial Lecture, please call 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org

 
 
 

The Lindsay Memorial Foundation Lecture Series - 2018

 
   
 
   
AGI hosts engaging monthly lectures in both Montreal and Pointe-Claire on the West Island, featuring guest speakers discussing specialized and relevant topics related to dementia. These lectures are tailored for family caregivers, giving them the tools to enhance their lives with their loved one. We invite experts in each area to address caregivers and family members eager to learn more about these important issues.
 
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Lectures are in English only 
  

 
Two Locations:
- Pointe-Claire location: Arthur-Séguin Chalet, 365 St Louis Avenue, Pointe-Claire, H9R 2A1
- Montreal location: AGI Offices, 5555 Westminster, Suite 304, Montreal, H4W 2J2
 
• West Island Location compliments of the City of Pointe Claire
• Special appreciation for the generosity of the Lindsay Memorial Foundation
 
Click here for the entire 2018 Lindsay Memorial Lecture Schedule 

 
 

 
 

AGI Lassner Institute of Learning


Providing in-depth dementia education and training for family caregivers and professional care providers

Training Courses on Dementia Caregiving

AGI offers Montreal’s most in-depth curriculum for learning about caring for someone who has dementia. 
From courses that teach basic knowledge and principles for interaction, to specialized trainings that focus more in-depth on particular issues in dementia caregiving, AGI has a course for every caregiver (family members and professionals) at every step along the way.
Attestations for LPN licensing hours will be provided upon request.
 

GREAT NEWS!


AGI Training Courses are coming to the West Island! AGI Trainings will take place in Dollard des Ormeaux at the DDO Seniors Club beginning April through June.

AGI's training courses teach basic knowledge and practical principles for interaction as well as specialized in-depth trainings focusing more on specific issues faced in dementia caregiving.
Our courses are for family and professional caregivers at every step along the way.

Attestations for LPN Licensing hours will be provided upon request.

Click here for the NEW AGI Training Course schedule on the West Island.


 
Register Today!  
Call 514-485-7233 or email 
info@agiteam.org

 
 
 

AGI’s Ongoing Services

 

The Aisenstadt Activity Centre


AGI's Activity centre operates 5 days a week, 51 weeks a year and provides stimulation and socialisation for people with cognitive impairments. 

All activities focus on enhancing individual abilities while compensating for unique difficulties. Every individual has different needs, and activities are tailored to the individual's age and state of progression. The dynamic team includes recreational therapists, art therapists, music specialists, social workers, students and volunteers.

For more information on AGI's Activity Centre's schedule - 514-485-7233
 

 
 
 

AGI'S Spousal Caregiver Support Groups


Ongoing - Mondays, 10:30 am- 12:00 noon (bi-weekly)

Ongoing - Wednesdays, 10am to 11:30 ( bi-weekly)


All Support Groups take place at AGI's office at 5555 Westminster Ave., Suite 304, Montreal H4W 2J2


For more information, please contact 514-485-7233

 
 
 

AGI's Lassner Instute of Learning 

Are you caring for someone with dementia?


AGI’s Alzheimer 101 and our Alzheimer's Specialized Training series
Offered regularly, these interactive training courses give family and home care providers positive techniques and solutions to help face the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Courses cover a wide range of topics, emphasizing practical knowledge that you can apply on a day-to-day basis. You will learn to anticipate challenges, communicate better, reduce and diffuse conflict and react appropriately when your loved-one is confused or disoriented.

AGI courses can be used towards LPN licensing hours. 

Cost: $90 each training course
Location: AGI’s Boardroom, 5555 Westminster Ave., Suite 304, Montreal, QC H4W 2J2

Contact AGI for more information, or to find out the dates of the next training course schedule.
 

 
 
 

AGI’s Safety Net Mentorship Program for Caregivers


Safety Net is a free service that offers support, encouragement and an attentive ear to family caregivers.

Safety Net is a unique mentorship program specifically designed to help the family caregiver through the caregiving journey. Caring Mentors, trained by AGI guide the caregiver in navigating the healthcare system, accessing community services and planning for the future.
This innovative program pairs caregivers with trained mentors and gives them guidance and support throughout their caregiving journey. 

AGI is looking for more mentors to help caregivers! Are you interested in becoming a mentor?
  • You're compassionate and want to help
  • You have caregiving experience
  • You understand Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
  • You can offer support on a regular basis
Then you could be a wonderful mentor!

For more details, please contact Maude at 514-485-7233 or maude@agiteam.org


For more information about our Safety Net Program, please call 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org

Click here for a downloadable pdf brochure
 

 
 
 

Young Onset Dementia Social Group


Register for the Fall Session today!   
We're looking for volunteers!

AGI offers an ongoing weekly social group for those diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (a diagnosis before age 65) It’s an opportunity to engage in age-appropriate sports and creative activities.

Groups are offered in French and English

Young Onset Dementia (or Early Onset Dementia) refers to any form of dementia diagnosed in people under age 65. Younger people with dementia and their families have unique issues. At the time of diagnosis, the person may be working, have dependent children still living at home and have many financial responsibilities. Families may deal with multiple losses and changes, including future plans and income and the need to adjust roles and relationships. Friendships change since people may not know how to respond to a younger person with dementia, often leaving the family feeling isolated and frightened.

AGI’s unique program is specifically tailored for those individuals under 65 years of age who have been diagnosed with dementia. This innovative program provides an opportunity to socialize with peers while engaging in meaningful activities that meet unique and particular needs. An evening support group is also offered for family caregivers affording them the opportunity to share their concerns.

For more information about our Young Onset Social Group, please call Meghan at 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org
 

 
 

 

Caregivers in the Kitchen 


This fun and very delicious program combines a slice of respite, a dash of camaraderie and a cup full of new cooking skills!

Caregivers in the Kitchen aims to get caregivers more comfortable in the kitchen while offering them respite and a chance to get out and enjoy themselves!  It’s a great opportunity for caregivers to finesse their kitchen skills, learn some new cooking tricks and spend some quality time with others.

Offered over an 8 week period, participants take part in a cooking group for a three hour session. A team of facilitators, made up of an AGI Counsellor, a Provigo Culinary School Representative and an Instructional Chef, accompany and guide participants through simple, quick and delicious meal preparation focusing on good nutrition.

Each three hour session offers 10 – 12 participants:
 
  • A welcoming meet and greet with a team of facilitators including an AGI Counsellor, a Provigo Culinary School Representative, and an Instructional Chef.
  • A walk through Provigo to select the ingredients and items for the day’s recipes. Participants learn how to purchase and select grocery items with the guidance of the facilitators.
  • Participants then prepare the ingredients for the meal together in small groups of 3 or 4. The Chef demonstrates preparation techniques, aiding each group as needed.
  • The participants cook the recipes for the day: there’s always a starter, an entrée and a yummy dessert!
  • A sit-down lunch to enjoy each other’s company, and share the nutritious meal they’ve just made together.
  • After the cooking class, participants have an opportunity to purchase the grocery items they need to make the recipes at home.

For more information, or to sign up for the next session of Caregivers in the Kitchen: 514-485-7233 or info@agiteam.org