Newsletter: June 16, 2012

AAGE – ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton

We are a registered non-profit society whose objective is to improve the lives of those living with ADHD through education, support, resources and advocacy.

**Please note that there will be no support group meetings in August to allow for holiday plans.**

Parent Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, July 4, 2012

This is a regular round table session – an opportunity to share and learn from others who are affected by ADHD. We meet in the basement of the Misericordia Hospital (7-9 PM). Download the attached poster and please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Adult Support Group Meeting – July Date and Venue To Be Announced

This is a regular round table session – come join other adults as we share freely of our struggles and solutions. Currently we do not have a confirmed venue for this meeting but will inform you as soon as possible when we know.

Student Volunteers Needed – July 2-6

Learning Disabilities Association – Edmonton Chapter is looking for students K-3 with an identified learning disability whose parents are interested in having them participate in assessment and intervention. Download the flyer for further details. There is no cost to participate.

Are You Suffering with Dry Mouth?

One of the individuals who attends our support group meetings tried the following mouthwash and toothpaste and found it helped with dry mouth, a potential side effect of ADHD medication use. Biotene was purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart but could probably be found in most drug stores.

Education

Being Young for Grade Increases Odds of ADHD Diagnosis – Review by Dr. David Rabiner

This summary of three studies reports that a child who is young for his/her grade is more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and treated with medication. It makes the point that age should be taken into account, that a more objective measure than rating scales be considered and that regular review of the diagnosis is important. Download the summary here.

And Don’t Forget

Check out the rest of our website for archived e-newsletters, meeting schedules, links to other ADHD websites and resources.

The AAGE Executive wishes you and yours a relaxing, safe and fun-filled summer. Remember, keep it simple, keep it sane!

Rachel Rogers, President

ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton
Email: adhdgreateredmonton@yahoo.ca
Website: adhdassociationofgreateredmonton.wordpress.com

Parent support group meetings held 1st Wed of each month, 7-9 PM, Rm. B-016, Misericordia Hospital.
Adult support group meetings – watch for a future email regarding date and venue.
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

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