With programs and services available across Canada, the Alzheimer Society supports people with dementia, their families, caregivers, and health-care professionals.
If you are newly diagnosed
Getting a diagnosis of dementia can be overwhelming. We strongly recommend that you visit your local Alzheimer Society for information, programs, services and support.
To help you, we have created a number of resources to learn about dementia and how you can live as well as possible with dementia.
- 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 living well with Alzheimer's 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 outlines steps family members can take to learn how to support the person with dementia.
- Reducing caregiver stress provides suggestions to help caregivers give the best possible support while taking care of themselves.
- Ways to help gives suggestions for helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
If you’re looking for advice, someone to listen, or general information, there are many ways to get the support you need:
- To see all of our resources, please visit Alzheimer Society brochures and publications.
- The Alzheimer Society Message Board is a great place to share common experiences and advice. It is free to register.
- A support group can give you a place to talk with others who understand the disease and know just what you’re going through. For support groups in your area, contact your local Alzheimer Society.
- Staff are available to listen to your concerns and help you plan for the future.
Please call 1-888-MEMOIRE or contact your local Alzheimer Society to access information and support.