Our National Launch
Monday, December 5, 2022
9:30 am – 10:00 am EST
NUSU Student Centre
221 College Drive, Foyer
(Free parking on site)
Welcome and RDS Canada Launch
Featuring Dr. Kevin Wamsley, Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan, Dr. Jeffery Coull, Dr. Sebastian Crutch and RDS Members with lived experience. Refreshments are available before and after welcome and lunch.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Heart to Head: A discussion on living better, living well with a rarer dementia
Featuring Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan, Dr. Sebastian Crutch and RDS Members with lived experience. Join our kitchen table discussion: A ‘heart to head’ discussion of support strategies to live better, live well with a rarer or young onset dementia.
- PPA (Primary Progressive Aphasia) Support GroupThis support group is for people living with a diagnosis of PPA along with their main supporter, who may be a family member or friend. The PPA 4 Week Welcome Group helps members build connection, learn and share practical strategies for living better, living well as family or friend supporting someone with a diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia. The Welcome Group is offered as a first stage group where members are then invited to participate in an ongoing monthly PPA support group after these first four weeks. These sessions are happening on Mondays, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st from 1 pm - 2:30 pm EST.
- 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 September 14, 2023 (12 pm - 2 pm EST) and will run for seven weeks ending on October 26, 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 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th from 1 pm - 2:30 pm EST.