Other resources for the person with dementia
Recieving a diagnosis of dementia can initially be intimidating, and often leads to many questions about what is to come. We at the society believe that knowledge is power and have services available within our community to help. If you are living with a dementia, please feel welcome to call our office to ask any questions you may have, or to make an appointment to speak with one of our public education coordinators.
Our staff will be able to answer questions about the disease, how it will affect your future, how to communicate your wishes for your future and what steps you need to take moving forward. Staff are available to meet with you in our offices located in a Kingston and Sharbot Lake, as well as within your home, depending on individual preference.
For more information, or to book an appointment 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]
Below are some resources you may find helpful.
For people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
First Steps: For Those Recently Diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease
Brochure. Toronto: Alzheimer Society of Canada.
By Us For Us Guides©— inspirational guides for people with early stage memory loss. (contact MAREP to order a guide)
Bryden, Christine. Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-84310-332-X. www.jkp.com.
Harris, Phyllis Braudy (ed.). The Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Pathways to Understanding the Experience. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8018-6877-7. www.press.jhu.edu.
Online resources for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Alzheimer's Disease International I Can! I Will! Idea Library.
A worldwide organization by and for those diagnosed with dementia, working together to improve quality of life
DASN (Dementia Advocacy and Support Network)
A dementia patient and supporters non-profit organization working to improve the lives of all people with dementia of any kind. This online community is the "workplace" of DASN International, with a message board, an e-mail list and a chat room.
DementiaGuide.ca is a website to help people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers recognize, understand, record and monitor their symptoms through an interactive tool. For more information on this tool including subscriber cost, please visit the site.
Personal Web pages by people with dementia
Please visit the DASN International (Dementia Advocacy and Support Network) site to find links to personal Web pages created by DASN members who are living with dementia.