Talking About Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is hosting a free education session ‘Talking About Dementia’ featuring local dementia expert Dr. Eric Smith. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone seeking to get current information about dementia, the latest research, risk reduction, and for anyone searching for new resources and supports. 

When: Wednesday May 8, from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Where: Delta Calgary South, 135 Southland Drive SE

This is a free event, but prior registration is required.

To register please visit www.alzheimercalgary.ca, or email info@alzheimercalgary.ca or call (403) 290-0110.

Targeting Seniors Education

Free Education Session on Fraud: Targeting Seniors

Learn about the most common scams that criminals are using to steal from you and how to protect yourself and your family from being a target. This presentation is Led by Brian Holmes, Counterfeit and Fraud Prevention Coordinator for Calgary Police Service.

April 29, 2019, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at the Forest Lawn Library (4807 8th Ave. SE).  Register online with a valid Calgary Public Library card at calgarylibrary.ca or by calling 403-260-2620.

Moving the Conversation from Cure to Care

Join Dr. Tia Powell in conversation about the meaning of quality of life with host Christina Frangou. One of the world’s leading dementia experts, Powell’s goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care and what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and joyful for those living with the disease.

Apr 13 –  2 PM – 3:15 PM $15 – $20

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

Event Website: https://wordfest.com/session/timely-tasty-talks-2019-tia-powell-dementia-reimagined/

Aging-in-place with Pets

What influences might companion animals have on an older person’s health? Ann Toohey from the University of Calgary will discuss her research on the benefits of having pet companions as you age and some of the challenges around that.

April 9, Nose Hill Public Library (1540 Northmount Drive NW)  6:45 pm – 8:30 pm.

Top Concerns About Living a Long Life

51%    Health problems/costs

47%    Financial security/fear of running out of money

40%    Being a burden on family

20%    Loneliness or having no purpose

14%    Having nothing left to leave to heirs

13%    Being a victim of abuse, neglect or fraud

2%      Other

Source: BMO Wealth Management survey by ValidateIt Technologies Inc., July 2018.

Overall, the most frequently cited concern was about future healthcare costs and whether health problems will affect quality of life (51%).

Fears about running out of money during retirement (47%) and being a burden on family members (40%) also came high on the list.

Being lonely later in life was a concern for 20% of respondents, and not having anything left to leave to heirs was mentioned by 14% of those surveyed.

A similar number (13% of respondents) worried about becoming a victim of abuse, neglect or fraud.

Financial Concierge Inc. can help mitigate the risks of financial abuse and fraud through assistance with day to day money management as a second set of eyes.

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