Happy National Volunteer Week

Happy Volunteer Week to all our valued volunteers from Hope for Dementia! We love to talk about the impact of our programs.  Our seniors tell us how much they appreciate the activities and services they receive from us.  Nothing we do would be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers.  For this we…

100 families enjoyed a brain healthy meal for spring

On Saturday April 6, 100 families in Saint-Laurent received a food basket and a recipe to make a delicious Easter/Spring meal. Hope for Dementia organized the distribution with the help of 25 volunteers who delivered the baskets to vulnerable seniors and their families. Seniors also received a pamphlet with information with simple nutritional tips to…

Observe the eclipse safely

As you probably know, a solar eclipse is scheduled for April 8, 2024, between 2:11pm and 4:45pm.  This eclipse can cause permanent damage to the eyes and even partial loss of sight if observed without adequate protection. How can we make sure children and people who are less autonomous (e.g., people with intellectual disabilities, neurocognitive…

Youth and seniors get involved

Dementia affects everybody.  The youth of today will be impacted by dementia, as many of them will become caregivers in the near future.  Hope for Dementia’s Intergenerational Learning Program (ILP) has the dual aim of raising awareness among teenagers and young adults about dementia and of reducing the risks of dementia in the senior population. …

A new year.  A new platform.

It’s a new year and a new start. If you had a 40% chance to reduce the risks of dementia, what would you do? Hope for Dementia is offering you the chance to find out how you can do this! Welcome to the captivating world of the Hope for Dementia Resource Center, a platform dedicated…

Let’s talk about reducing the risks of dementia

2023 has been a very busy year for Hope for Dementia. With pandemic restrictions lifted, we have been able to deliver our programs directly to seniors in residences and community centres. Our programs aim to preserve the brain health of our seniors. Our programs provide cognitive stimulation activities, support social interaction and promote physical activity…

Our Intergenerational Program is a hit!

Last week our summer interns said their official goodbyes to the residents of Demeures Sainte-Croix Inc. Over the past 10 weeks, our youth volunteers sat with residents and helped them learn new skills with their electronic tablets. Residents had varying levels of knowledge, but our interns were able to cater to each of their needs.…