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Please click here for an exciting announcement from the Government of New Brunswick for the launch of First Link!

Please click here for an exciting article on "the future of advocacy for those impacted by dementia in Canada"!

Please click here for an update on research funded by the Alzheimer Society Research Program

What you will find here: Walk for Alzheimer's, Health Care Professionals Conference, Memory Cafe, Volunteer Opportunity and the Alzheimer Journey: First Steps Education Series

Walk for Alzheimer's

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On the last Sunday in May across New Brunswick join families and friends and Make Memories Matter in the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s!

Sunday, May 31st 2015

On the last Sunday in May across New Brunswick join families and friends and Make Memories Matter in the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s!

Sunday, May 31st 2015

We look forward to seeing you at the Walk for Alzheimer’s location nearest you!

Bas Caraquet – Campbellton-Dalhousie – Edmundston – Fredericton – Grand Manan – Moncton – Rexton – Rothesay – Sackville – Saint John – Victoria-Carleton (Bath) – Woodstock

Register online and start fundraising today for your chance to win the Grand Prize! The Gift of Flight courtesy of WestJet, two tickets to any WestJet destination!

Online Early Bird Prize - For every $250 raised before April 30th you will be entered in to win a trip for two from Moncton to Montreal courtesy of Via Rail!

Call us today or visit any of our 5 Resource Centres to obtain your pledge form 1-800-664-8411

Register yourself or a team online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca

The Walk for Alzheimer’s is fun for the whole family!

EXCITING GIFT MATCHING ANNOUNCEMENT: With the generous support of the J. T. Clark Family Foundation, your support can go even further! Help us reach our fundraising goal to double your gift, and to double the impact of your fundraising dollars. The proceeds from this gift matching opportunity will bring a new and innovative iPod music therapy program for people living with dementia in New Brunswick. Ask us for details, and for easy ideas on how you can double your gift!

A Health Care Professionals Conference

Who’s Reality is it Anyway? - How to Implement Person Centered Care

Presented by Shelley Shillington, Director of Operations, Loch Lomond Villa

Cost $120 per person (Cost includes lunch and nutrition breaks)

March 19, 2015 Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Drive Fredericton, NB E3B 0R6 9AM-4PM (Check-in 8:15AM) Snow Date: March 20, 2015

Register Online by March 6th, 2015 at www.unb.ca

Memory Cafe

A Memory Café is a place where people with dementia, their families and professional caregivers come to meet once a month. Memory Cafés are intended to be a real café. Although there is a support, and educational component to the Café, the focus is to provide a warm, relaxed environment for social interaction without judgment. Families who come to the Memory Café each month enjoy refreshments, entertainment, education and friendship.

Memory Cafés now being offered in 5 communities across New Brunswick!
Fredericton - Moncton - Rexton - Rothesay - St. Stephen

Exciting Volunteer Opportunity!

Do you have 4-5 hours per month to become a Memory Café Committee Member?

The Alzheimer Society is seeking a group of people interested in being on a planning committee for the Memory Café. Being a member of the Memory Café Committee will provide you with an opportunity to collaborate with the Alzheimer Society in the planning and execution of this event.

There are many opportunities for everyone to get involved such as:

- Helping serve refreshments and taking photos of the event

- Creating a friendly environment for all attendees

- Talking and listening to people with dementia and their caregivers in a sensitive and supportive way

- Joining in with social activities that benefit the individual

- Help to promote the café through community boards, posters, word-of-mouth, etc.

- Attend regular planning committee meetings

- Help find appropriate guest speakers and entertainment as needed

For more information or to get involved please contact us at info@alzheimernb.ca or 1.800.664.8411 We are hoping to launch additional Memory Café’s in Bathurst, Campbellton, Shippagan, Edmundston, Sussex, Miramichi and in any other interested communities!

The Alzheimer Journey: First Steps

The Alzheimer Society of NB is pleased to be able to offer ‘The Alzheimer Journey: First Steps’ in both French and English, province wide during the month of March! This FREE education series is designed to provide information to persons living with the early symptoms of dementia as well as to their family members. The five consecutive weeks of education will introduce families to important topics that will help guide them through the process of learning how to live with dementia. Topics include: What is Dementia?, Communication & Coping Strategies, Navigating the System, Legal Matters and Resources & Support. Please call to register for ’The Alzheimer Journey: First Steps’ nearest you. 1-800-664-8411

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