11:00 am The Power of Animals, Nature and Sports for Youth Mental Health @ Online
12:00 pm The Gap in Health Care in Ontario: What is Needed and How That Gap Increases Falls @ Online
1:00 pm The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
1:00 pm Understanding the Link Between Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Communities @ Online
1:30 pm Alzheimer Niagara Presents, “Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me” @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Alzheimer Niagara Presents, “Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me” @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
May 17 @ 1:30 pm
A Daughter’s Memoir About Dementia Elizabeth Murray’s poignant memoir, Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me, chronicles her mother’s experience with dementia and the transformation of a once vibrant woman. As dementia took hold, Murray became the target of her mother’s increasing anger and paranoia. “Intellectually, I knew that her disease was to blame,” Murray explains. “Emotionally, it was very difficult to accept.” Murray’s memoir began as a personal exercise in healing; by sharing her story, she is helping others navigate their own journey with the disease. For more information about Murray and her memoir go to www.holdingontomamie.ca. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.