March 2023

Combining Music and Art in March!

Music Therapy Month and Creative Art Therapy Week (from March 13-17) coincide this month, and AGI is pleased to offer services from both fields. Continue reading to learn more about the impact that these professions have on the emotional and cognitive well-being of people living with dementia. 

AGI's very own Karin Derouaux and Kayley Patterson discussed the behind-the-scenes process and therapeutic goals of each of their programs.

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Creative Arts at AGI

In celebration of Creative Arts Therapy Week, below are some of the meaningful work created in AGI’s Activity Centre, under the guidance of Courtney, (left) and Sydney, (right) two stagiaires from the Concordia University Creative Arts Therapies Department.

Monday Group

Incorporating various materials in art promotes both physical and cognitive engagement. Activities consisting of multiple steps allow the clients the opportunity and flexibility to systematically pursue a finished product at their own pace, each contributing in their own way. 


While working online adds a challenge to visual art-making, collage is one successful method to create meaningful pieces in virtual art therapy sessions. This specific collage was created to explore the client’s connection to nature and childhood memories.

Friday Group

Collaborative art-making fosters a sense of community among the clients within the day center. This paper quilt made by a team of members within the group exemplifies the cooperative and engaging possibilities when creating artwork in a group setting.


Mandala is an art form that allows clients to explore their creativity through the use of patterns and spatial organization. Large-scale projects such as this one encourage both cognitive and physical engagement with the materials and final piece. This mandala was completed over the course of four weeks.

Using Music in a Therapeutic Way

Music therapy is a credentialed profession that uses music purposefully to “support development, health, and well-being.” (Canadian Association of Music Therapists, 2020).

While formal music therapy requires a Certified Music Therapist (MTA), caregivers can use music as a therapeutic tool. Click below for tips from AGI’s Music Therapist, Kayley Patterson.

Music Therapy Tips

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Education and Training

Upcoming Webinars

How the Role of a Caregiver Differs

for Males

The creator of the “Blokes in the Caring Role” program discusses his research on how the role of caregiver differs for males and what support they need.

Presented by:

Vincent Poisson

State Manager at Dementia Australia

Thursday, March 2, 2023

2 pm - 3 pm

Free | Online via Zoom


Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Persons Living with Dementia

Understand what palliative and end-of-life care means, goals of care, common decisions, and what to expect near the end for persons living with dementia.

Presented by:

Marie-Lee Yous, RN, MSc, PhD

McMaster University

Thursday, March 30, 2023

12 pm - 1 pm

Free | Online via Zoom


Please note: AGI webinars are open to the public and aren't accredited courses.

No certificates are given.

Made possible through the generosity of the Lassner Learning Centre and the

Lindsay Memorial Foundation.

An Inspiring Fundraising Event

Man for All Seasons

In February 2023, Brian Miller and his friends completed a 50 km cross-country ski challenge in support of AGI. Their fundraiser raised over $3,800 towards AGI programs that help people living with dementia and their caregivers.

"Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI) has trained and passionate people that work to find the right engaging activities tailored to the individuals. This can be tough work, but they prove every week that their guests have passions and are able to enjoy things, even in this season of their life. This year, we are supporting Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI) as they were the first organization to open their centre to our friend’s father in the middle of the pandemic." - Brian Miller

A heartfelt thank you to Brian and all his friends for undertaking such a wonderful and kind initiative! 

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