December 2023
A Special AGI Event
For People Living with Dementia,
Care Partners and Families
On Thursday, December 14th, AGI is hosting a virtual music event. All individuals and their families are welcome to attend, no registration or musical skills required.

The AGI team will share holiday traditions and stories, and songs will be sung in the spirit of celebration and community. You are invited to listen or to sing along, lyrics will be provided on-screen.

Join us by clicking on the Zoom link below.

Please note that Sharing Sounds of Music will be cancelled on Wednesday, December 13th.

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm
Donate Today
AGI's Annual Campaign
Until there is a cure, there is AGI.
Whether you've been a long-time supporter or are considering making a contribution for the first time, this is the perfect moment to get involved. Your generosity will help us create a brighter future for individuals like Kathy, a caregiver to her mom who relies on AGI for crucial programs and services.
 
“I pretty much felt alone and isolated, until I joined an AGI support group. When I first came to AGI, I was not in a good place. I spoke to my counselor and that is where I began to take charge and regain control of my situation. AGI is always here for support; they really know how to put things into perspective."

THANK YOU if you have already donated!

To receive your 2023 tax receipt, please make your donation on or before December 31st.

call 514-485-7233 to give by phone.
AGI's Poker Tournament
New date: March 27, 2024
For those who have already reserved their seat for our Poker Tournament, your ticket is still valid.

Food and drinks: 6 pm
Tournament: 7 pm
AYA Restaurant
Upcoming AGI Webinars
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Combining Art and Science
 
Learning objective:
The presentation will bring to light creative ways to bring together science and lived experiences through the medium of performing arts.
 
Presented by: Dr. Naila Kuhlmann, PhD
Postdoctoral researcher at McGill's School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. 
 
12 pm - 1 pm
Free | Online via Zoom 
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Facilitating Communication
 
Learning objective:
The presentation will address strategies that support person-centered communication for persons living with dementia.
 
Presented by: Dr. J.B. Orange, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western University
 
12 pm - 1 pm
Free | Online via Zoom
Navigating the Holidays with Dementia
While the holidays are a time for celebration, they can also present stresses: for caregivers as they balance responsibilities, and for those living with dementia as they face breaks in habit and increased stimulation.

Click the button below for tips on how to manage the holiday season.
Ongoing Programs
For People Living with Dementia
AGI's Movement Program helps keep participants' minds and bodies engaged from the comfort of their own home.

While this program is meant for people living with dementia, it is recommended that a care partner be present for safety reasons. 
 
Thursdays
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Free | Online via Zoom
Last session before the holidays: December 14, 2023

Register online, by phone or email.
514-485-7233 | info@agiteam.org
For Care Partners
AGI's therapeutic yoga sessions allow care partners to learn new movements and breathing techniques to help ease their anxiety or stress.

Mondays
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free | Online via Zoom
Last session before the holidays: December 18, 2023

Register online, by phone or email.
514-485-7233 | info@agiteam.org
Community Outreach
Thank you for visiting us!
AGI attended a networking event on November 9th at the Jewish General Hospital’s Carrefour Lea Polansky.

Representatives from various organizations gathered to network with one another and create a dialogue between the CIUSSS departments and external partners. The kiosks and following seminar provided caregivers a chance to learn what services are available to them. AGI counsellors interacted with over fifty individuals, including those affected by dementia, care partners and families, CIUSSS staff, and community partners.
Fundraising Cocktail Event
Here's what happened
Thank you for attending!

AGI would like to extend a warm thank you to all those who attended our first Fundraising Cocktail!

On November 8th, over 60 people attended the Fundraising Cocktail at Bar Loïc. Thanks to the efforts of two AGI board members, the event tailored for young professionals has effectively increased awareness of dementia and AGI’s services within a younger audience. Those who took part directly supported our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals affected by or living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Keep an eye out for more upcoming events!
Education Conference
It was a huge success!

AGI was excited to reintroduce in-person conferences, kicking off in-house on November 16th. Attendees included family members of individuals living with dementia, caregiving professionals from external organizations, and AGI staff.

This comprehensive, full-day workshop taught caregivers the importance of acting as an equal partner to the person receiving care: through discussion and group activities, participants were given the opportunity to apply and contemplate their existing skills, and learn where they can improve to fulfill a supportive partnership between themselves and the person living with dementia.
Give the Gift of Giving this Holiday Season!
Send a personalized message that will be printed on a Tribute Card and sent to the recipient on your behalf. A tax receipt will be issued for $15 or more. The funds will go towards our programs and services. Cards can be mailed or e-mailed.
AGI Holiday Office Hours
Closed:
Monday, December 22 to Monday,
January 1, 2024
 
Open:
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Regular hours

All support programs/services will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

If you need psychosocial support during the holidays, please call 811 for assistance. This is a 24hr/day service.
December Holidays
Hanukkah
Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 15, 2023

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023

New Years Day
Monday, January 1, 2024
Your donation to AGI today ensures that Montreal families continue to be well supported in a positive and caring way as they live with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 
Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Charitable registration # 896090487RR0001

514-485-7233 | info@agiteam.org | www.agiteam.org

Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community at large through education and awareness.