Thursday, March 23 & March 30
2:00 – 4:00 pm EST
This two session Peer to Peer Conversation is for family or friends who are supporting someone living with a rare or young onset dementia in the earlier stages of their condition. These sessions focus on understanding the brain’s role in language, how cognitive changes can have an impact on familiar communication skills, and how the diagnosis itself may affect the nature of your daily conversations. These group conversations are structured to provide information and facilitate an exchange of ideas among members. You will need to be a RDS Canada member to attend these sessions. If you’re not already a member, you can now register under the community heading on the home page.
RDS Canada will offer a Peer to Peer Conversation specifically for members supporting someone living with primary progressive aphasia, a language-led dementia, in the Spring of 2023, please email us to be placed on the interest list for this Conversation.
These Peer to Peer Conversations will be facilitated by the RDS Canada Direct Support Team: Debbie Sauve (SLP) and Jen Gordon (MSW).
- Living with Dementia in the Later StagesThis group aims to provide practical information, education and emotional support for families impacted by a rare or young onset dementia during the late stages of the disease. Sessions will cover a range of topics with practical advice, provide a safe space for participating members to share experiences and include educational information. The sessions will start on April 26, 2023 (10 am - 12 pm EST) and will run for seven weeks ending on June 14, 2023 (no group session on May 31, 2023).
- FTD (Frontotemporal Dementia) Support GroupThis support group is for family or friends/caregivers to someone with a Frontotemporal (FTD) diagnosis. The Welcome Group is offered as a first stage group where members are then invited to participate in an ongoing monthly FTD support group after these first four weeks. These sessions are happening on Mondays, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th from 1 pm - 2:30 pm.
- Beyond WordsThis two session Peer to Peer Conversation is for family or friends who are supporting someone living with a rare or young onset dementia in the earlier stages of their condition. These sessions are happening on Thursday, March 23 & March 30 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm EST