May 2024

A Call to be Kind

Because compassion connects us all.

That is the theme for Mental Health Week: May 6-12, 2024.

AGI’s approach is person-centered and founded on the premise that all individuals with dementia deserve an excellent quality of life characterized by joyful, loving interactions, which requires:

• A deep understanding of the individual

• A gentle and empathic approach to physical care

• A concern for psychological and emotional wellbeing

Read the story of one AGI member: Leanora, a woman with a nurturing soul and entrepreneurial drive who was both a mother to her own children and caretaker of those in need.

A Model of Kindness and Compassion

Leanora not only raised her own seven children, but became known in her community for her nurturing presence and willingness to help. Throughout her life, Leanora demonstrated an abundance of generosity and hospitality.

After attending secretarial school, she worked in administrative support for the Montreal General Hospital while developing her own care homes for vulnerable populations through partnerships with the Quebec Northern Module and the

Douglas Hospital.

As an active church member, Leanora was trusted by her friends to look after their children: at lunch time or after school, Leanora would gladly take in the local neighbourhood kids until their parents were home from work, or drive home whomever needed a ride. Even if it was out of her way, she never turned anyone away because, as Leanora put it: “It could be me or my children in need; so, I must help others whenever I can!”

Read Leanora's full story

Play for a Cause!

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Your participation will directly contribute to our Creative Arts Therapy Programs, specifically benefiting our Music and Art initiatives. These programs help people with dementia meet their social and emotional needs through creative expression within a supportive environment.

Proudly Serving the Greater Montreal Community and Surrounding Areas for more than 40 years!

We are simply a phone call away

Every day, families reach out to AGI urgently seeking help. Our therapeutic programs are person-centered and tailored to the individual’s needs.

To accommodate families effectively, AGI offers services in-person, virtually or via telehealth.

Intergenerational Week in Quebec

Meet Tracie Swim

May 19 to 25 is Intergenerational Week in Quebec. Intergenerational programming brings together youth, adults and seniors. It creates opportunities for learning and collaboration while challenging ageist stereotypes. These programs highlight the value of people of all ages working together to foster a strong, connected community.


In an upcoming AGI webinar on August 22, Tracie Swim, a founding member of the West-End Intergenerational Network (WIN) will join us to provide her expertise on the benefits of intergenerational programming. Stay tuned!

Tracie Swim

Photo credit: engAGE Living Lab Creatif

International Education Conference

From SCOTLAND to Montreal!

New research, new developments!

Presented by:

Claire Craig and Patricia Belchior

Read their biographies

Friday, May 24, 2024

9:30 am - 12 pm

Free Online via Zoom 

Community, Connectivity, Conversation:

How to Live Well Through the Dementia Journey

This half day, interactive online conference offers an opportunity to share experiences and access a range of award winning, evidence-based materials that enable people living with dementia and their families to continue to participate in the day-to-day activities that bring meaning and joy.

Learn about how we worked in partnership with people living with dementia in developing the resources.

Discover how they have been used by people with dementia, carers and staff in communities, hospitals and care homes

Find out how you can be involved in the next part of the journey.

Claire will be LIVE from the UK!


Education and Training

June 2024 Course

Using Meaningful Activities to Support Unmet Needs

Learn how activities are more than just time fillers—they may address unmet physical and emotional needs that people with dementia often have difficulty expressing.

Monday, June 10, 2024 - Part 1

Monday, June 17, 2024 - Part 2


9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Interactive and in-depth

Presented by:

Karin Derouaux, MA, MA

Support Services Co-Manager, Counsellor

& Art Therapist


$100 / for Caregivers

$125 / for Healthcare Professionals 

*requiring an attestation


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

Lindsay Memorial Foundation.

Step into Art Therapy

Welcome Spring!

AGI embraced the spirit of spring with a collaborative artwork! Each cut-out flower was individually coloured by a member of AGI’s Thursday Group during their weekly art therapy session. Alas, nature's arrival is evident in the lush green grass and budding trees outside.

See more artwork

Important Dates

Mental Health Week

Week of May 6 to May 12, 2024

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12

Quebec's Intergenerational Week

Week of May 19 to May 25, 2024

Victoria Day

(National Patriots' Day)

Monday, May 20 - Office Closed

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 other forms of dementia. 

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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.
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