Calgary 2021 Retreat

Virtual Goodie Bag

Bridgette Shaw Yoga

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation done lying down. This practice is just over 30 minutes. When practiced regularly, you learn to rest in the state between being awake and asleep. This is the hypnogogic state. You move into the alpha wave for an extended period of time~ 20-30 mins, this is said to be equal to 4 or 5 hours of sleep.

Bit By Bit Bodyworks

5 Days Of 5 Minute Movements For Caregivers

Caregivers need care too! Sign-up to receive 5 days of 5-minute movements delivered to your inbox. These 5-minute movements address the whole body. Feel the difference 5 minutes of self-care intention, attention and action daily makes.

Tips for Caregivers.
 
In this video, Jessica describes the easy practice of designing playlists, for your loved one with dementia/Alzheimer's and for yourself.
Self Care Ideas from
Self-care encompasses the things we do to take care of ourselves so we can be healthy and happy.
 
To help you get started with your self-care habits, follow this link to access  25 self-care ideas for you to try today.
Emotions List from Dr. Aaron
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Enjoy a simple, gentle movement to release the low back, called "Flower" from Alana Burton.
Alana is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist , Clinical Somatic Practitioner.
 

Calgary Resources

​The Alzheimer Society of Calgary liaison is Cindy Bond. The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their Support Team is available to provide free, confidential advice &  information. Call 403.290.0110 or email findsupport@alzheimercalgary.ca

In addition to the resources provided in the download link on the replay page under Cindy's video, here is a PDF file of more resources for the Calgary area.

 
When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative
By Dr. Aaron Blight
Caring for a parent, spouse, or relative who cannot care for themselves due to age, infirmity, or illness is one of the noblest human activities. It’s also one of the most stressful, posing challenges that can be painful, confusing, frustrating, and deeply rewarding—sometimes all at once. When Caregiving Calls is an invitation to a deep conversation about caregiving and its meaning for you.
We have a limited number of free copies to give away. Email to request yours.
Surviving Alzheimer's
With Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine.
By Dayna Steele
With unfiltered observations and sometimes dark humor, author Dayna Steele chronicled her mother's journey with Alzheimer's on Facebook. This collection of Alzheimer's updates posted on the social media network includes biting humor and raw emotion as Dayna carries you from the diagnosis to the inevitable end.
 
Also included are sections from a neurologist, Long Term Care insurance specialist, other caregivers, documents expert, elder care attorney, and an assisted living advisor. This is a journey way too many of us are going to experience in one way or another. If you have to experience Alzheimer's and chances are you will - do it like Dayna with love, wit, and wine.
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