Support & Programs
The Alzheimer Society provides information, education and support through individual counselling and support groups that provide a safe place to share information, thoughts, feelings and experiences. We help people find programs and services they need, such as day and respite programs, home support and help with the difficult transition to long-term care.
First Link is the direct referral program that links the person with dementia and their family members/caregivers to the coordinated learning, services and support offered through the Alzheimer Society of Huron County. They will be supported from diagnosis through the continuum of the disease. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder First Link is for you. Contact the First Link Coordinator for further information or call our Society at 519-482-1482/1-800-561-5012.
Information and Support Sessions
These groups meet monthly and provide a safe place for caregivers to share concerns and experiences and learn from others. Skilled facilitation ensures confidentiality and provides an educational component to increase the participants' confidence in their ability to care for their loved one. Contact the office for exact dates and locations or visit the Support Group Schedule section of this site.
Early Stage Support Series
This group is for persons diagnosed with early stage memory problems. The group provides an opportunity to meet with others in the early stages of Alzheimer Disease and share ideas about living with memory loss, learn about a variety of topics (Advanced care planning, disability pensions, supports available and more). If you are interested in this group or for further information, please contact the office at 519-482-1482/1-800-561-5012.
MedicAlert® Safely Home® - Wandering Registry
MedicAlert® Safely Home® Registry is a nationwide program, developed by the Alzheimer Society of Canada in partnership with the RCMP that gives added security to people with memory loss at risk of leaving home, becoming confused and getting lost.
Counselling (Individual & Family) and Supportive Listening
Staff of the Alzheimer Society are available to answer questions, provide information and support other services in the community related to dementia care.
A Family Support Counsellor (social worker) provides supportive counselling to individuals and their caregivers across Huron County affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders, using a client centered approach. The Family Support Counsellor can link clients with appropriate community agencies and resources based on their needs and requests. This service is delivered in office, by telephone, email, and home visits, utilizing both individual and group approaches.
Individual Care Plan Consultations
Society staff are available to assist Long Term Care facilities and community service providers with developing care plans for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
For more information on any of these services, please contact our Society.