We provide lots of support for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, caregivers, family members, and health-care professionals.
With services in over 150 communities across Canada, the Alzheimer Society supports people with dementia, family members, caregivers, and health-care professionals.
If you are newly diagnosed, we strongly recommend that you visit the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County for information about counseling, programs and services, and support.
To help you navigate through the changes, whether you are a person with dementia, a family member, or caregiver, we have created a number of brochures with details about what to expect. The Alzheimer’s disease Programs & Services brochure outlines the kinds of programs that are available across the country.
If you are newly diagnosed:
- First Steps outlines a step-by-step plan to help people who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
- What to Expect gives an overview of the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you are a family member or caregiver:
- First Steps: For Families of Those Recently Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease outlines steps family members can take to prepare for the Alzheimer’s journey ahead.
- Reducing Caregiver Stress provides suggestions to support caregivers in giving the best possible care and also to take care of themselves
- Ways to Help: Assisting People Living With Alzheimer's disease gives suggestions for helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
The are many ways to get the support you need, whether you are a person living with dementia, a caregiver or a family member.
- There are social Programs, including luncheons and Coffee Hour for both the person living with dementia and their care partner.
- The Alzheimer Society Message Board is a great place for caregivers to share common experiences and advice. It is free to register.
- A support group can give you a place to talk with other caregivers who understand the disease and know just what you’re going through. We currently host the following Support Groups:
- A counsellor or trained professional can help you talk through your feelings and concerns in a more intimate setting.
The Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County is a great resource for local support and services. Contact us at 519-941-1221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 11/27/2017