The Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas offers program for persons living with dementia, families and caregivers. For more information about any of these programs contact the Society at 519-633-4396/1-888-565-1111.
Learning the Ropes
A 6 week education program for persons diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The focus of this group is on optimizing cognitive health, learning how to help your memory, and providing support.
Living with Confidence
A support group for persons diagnosed with Early Stage Dementia. It provides an opportunity to ask questions and to connect with others experiencing similar challenges. Registration is required.
This 6-hour workshop will train care providers in U-First!, a proven and effective approach to working with clients with dementia.
Through dialogue and a case based approach, learners will have more confidence in working with people with responsive behaviours.
If you are caring for someone with dementia, the U-First! Program will help you to:
Understand the behaviour changes in a person with dementia
Flag possible changes seen in the person
Interact with skill and understanding
Reflect and report the behaviour
Support the person with dementia and their family caregiver
You will also learn how to involve the Team in caring for the person with dementia.
Our lending library and resource centre is open to the public and includes books, DVD’s, brochures and pamphlets and community resource information.