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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GREAT NEWS! AGI is coming to the West Island!

Beginning later this autumn,  we'll be offering support services for caregivers and programs for diagnosed individuals as well as our comprehensive selection of educational programs on the West Island!

Do you have a diagnosed loved one who would benefit from organized group activities in our
West Island Activity Centre? Call us today - 514-485-7233 
 
Our West Island services will include:
 
  • West Island Activity Centre
  • Individual and Family Counselling
  • Lindsay Memorial Lectures
  • Dementia training courses for Caregivers
  • Support Groups.....  and much more!

*Launch date and location will be announced very soon!
Want to know more? Call us 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org
 
 
 
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AGI Fall Training Courses begin soon! 

AGI’s Lassner Institute of Learning provides excellence in dementia education and training to
family caregivers and professional care providers.
 
Our Fall Training Schedule in Montreal : 

AGI’s Alzheimer 101
                   
This informational 8-hour course teaches basic principles in dementia caregiving. Understand how dementia affects the brain, how to communicate, interact, and adapt to behavioural challenges, as well as how to diffuse challenging situations.

Tuesday Oct 2 and 9
9:30-1pm
Cost : $50

 
 
Building Connections with the Positive Physical Approach TM 
 

Description: Certified Teepa Snow trainers Karin and Meghan will give an overview of Teepa Snow’s Positive Physical Approach TM  to support the person’s change in abilities after a diagnosis of dementia.
 
Thursday, November 15
9:30-12:30pm

Cost: $25
 
Self-Care 101
“You need to take care of yourself.” This common advice for caregivers is often given but rarely taken, because we simply don’t know how. This course will explore the dangers of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, ways to prevent them, and steps to treat them when they occur.
 
Tuesday, December 4
1:30-4:30pm
$25

 
Spaces for training courses are limited - preregistration is required. 

Register today! 514-485-7233 or info@agiteam.org 

Want to know more about AGI Trainings ? Call us 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org
 
 
 
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AGI's Education Conference for Care Providers 

 
CREATIVE THERAPIES - Techniques will be Shared Providing Caregivers with Tools to Enhance Daily Life

Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Mary Mittelman, DrPH
Kendra Ray, PhD, MBA/MPH
Amy L. Harris, BA, CTRS/R

Location:  Hotel Ruby Foo’s
7655 Decarie Blvd., Montreal H4P 2H2

Registration opens at 8am for this day long conference.

Spaces are limited – Preregistration is required
Register Today - 514-485-7233 or info@agiteam.org

$20 Registration Fee / $10 Students

Download the poster here. 

*AGI’s Education Conference can be used towards LPN licensing hours.

 
 
 
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Rip the Runway Montreal 2018 - Fashion for a Cause 


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Remembering those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Join us!

All donations from this 7th annual fashion show fundraiser will benefit Alzheimer Groupe AGI. 

Click here to purchase tickets: 

Click here to make a donation: 

 
 
 
 

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