WHAT'S NEW AT AGI

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AGI offers excellence in dementia education and caregiver training, with our conferences, training and interesting and informative events and programs, open to all.  Providing vital support services and programs for families touched by Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as raising awareness of the disease are at the heart of everything we do. 
 
 
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New! Two Summer Support Groups! 

 … Because we’re in it together!


Long Term Care Support Group 

Is your loved one in a long-term care facility or in the process of moving into a facility?
Join a support group to learn ways to ease the transition and stay connected
with your spouse or family member.

For all caregivers – Tuesdays, 10 AM to 11:30 AM (twice a month)
 
Spousal Support Group

For spouses with a loved one in early to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

Thursdays, 10 AM to 11:30 AM (twice a month)

Location: AGI Offices 5555 Westminster, Suite 304

To register: call 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org

 

 
 
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GREAT NEWS! AGI on the West Island!

 
AGI plans to expand our full list of programs and services to the West Island, beginning in September.
We'll be providing education, training, counselling and respite services for dementia caregivers along with an Activity Centre for individuals with a diagnosis.  


Details to be announced soon.
 
 
 

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 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