Other resources for caregivers
Assisting with the care of someone living with dementia is a unique experience that comes worth a variety of challenges, but can also come with many wonderful moments.
Our staff can help to answer questions about the disease, and how to cope on a daily basis, provide guidance on how to navigate the local health care system to access services and can make suggestions on how to make the journey easier.
Knowing how the disease progresses and beginning to plan for the future can help you and the diagnosed to regain a sense of control over the disease. Education can help all involved to understand the disease and create routines to allow the diagnosed to remain as independent for as log as possible.
Our staff are available to meet in our offices located in Kingston and Sharbot Lake, or in your home, depending on personal preference.
For more information or to book appointments please 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
email: [email protected]
From the Alzheimer Society of Canada
Alzheimer Society of Canada. Alzheimer Journey: The Road Ahead, Module 1. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1998.
Alzheimer Society of Canada. Alzheimer Journey: On the Road, Module 2. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1998.
Alzheimer Society of Canada. Alzheimer Journey: At the Crossroads, Module 3. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1998.
Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alzheimer Journey: Understanding Alzheimer Disease: The Link Between Brain and Behaviour, Module 4. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2002.
Alzheimer Society of Canada. Guidelines for Care. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1992. ISBN 0-9695301-2-9.
Alzheimer Society of Canada. A Personal Care Book. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1993.
For family caregivers
Alzheimer's Disease International I Can! I Will! Idea Library.
Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario. From Home to Retirement Home: A Guide for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia.
Bowlby Sifton, Carol. Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey: A Compass for Caregiving. Health Professions Press, 2004. ISBN 1-932529-04-7. www.healthpropress.com.
Mace, Nancy L., and Rabins, Peter V. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006 (4th ed.). ISBN 0-8018-4034-1. www.press.jhu.edu.
Mindszenthy, Bart and Gordon, Michael. Parenting your Parents: Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family. Dundurn Press, 2005 (2nd ed.). ISBN 1-55002-380-2. www.dundurn.com.
Tapp-McDougall, Caroline. The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide. John Wiley Canada, 2004. ISBN 0- 470-83449-8. http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA.
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