The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A provides a variety of different supports within our community. These supports are available for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, their partners in care, family members anchured health care professionals and front line workers.
The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A offer a total of 16 support groups throughout the area. We offer groups for the diagnosed, as well as groups for their partners and care. A number of diagnosed and care partner groups run concurrently in order to allow each group piece of mind that the other is in a safe and supportive environment.
Support groups are a valuable experience for those who enjoy group settings and want regular support. They offer people the chance to share common experiences and advice with others who are in the same position. They foster a sense of community and serve as a reminder that no one is alone in coping with this illness.
To find out about our local support groups download our Support Group Brochure.
If you are newly diagnosed, or are a partner in care for someone who has just received a diagnosis, we encourage you to visit or call your local Alzheimer Society for information about what programs and services are available to you.
If you are newly diagnosed, we help you to make sense of your new diagnosis, provide you with support group options, and help you make plans for the future to ensure that your wishes are made known.
If you are a family member or partner in care, we can help you to understand the diagnosis and it’s implication both on those diagnosed and yourself. We offer a variety of support groups to help you through the journey, and can give advice and guidance on how to successfully manager care partner stress and burnout. We can also provide practical tips and guidance on ways to enhance quality of life for the diagnosed and yourself.
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.
- Shared Experiences: Suggestions for Those With Alzheimer Disease is a brochure with advice written by people in the early 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.
- Drop In Centre provides 3 hours of respite service every Tuesday for caregivers.
For people living with dementia:
The booklet Memory problems? was created by people with dementia for people with dementia. It was produced and is generously shared by the Early Stage Support Groups in the North/Central Okanagan Region of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Contact us at:Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
400 Elliott Ave, Unit 4, Kingston, ON, K7K 6M9
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Phone: 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516 Fax: 613-544-6320