Our Programs & Services

We provide quality programs and services free of charge to individuals with dementia, to their families and their care providers. To learn more or to access any of our programs and services, click on the links below or contact us at 1-800-664-8411 or email [email protected].

Services:

  • Toll-free Info-Line: This service is available for families, caregivers, and those with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who have questions, or require support or information. It is available province-wide in both English and French.
  • Resource Centres: We have 6 staffed resource centres around the province where families can receive information and one-on-one support. We also meet regularly with families experiencing a new diagnosis, and maintain ongoing support services through to the end stages of the disease
  • Free bilingual resources: We provide comprehensive information kits to families to help them to navigate and plan for the Alzheimer journey. Our free resources include a complete selection of information sheets and brochures, as well as a free lending library complete with books, audio-visual materials, journals, and newsletters.
  • Educational sessions: We provide a range of presentations for the general public and caregivers. Our goal is to inform and educate New Brunswickers and to help increase awareness and decrease stigma. We also offer in-services to health care professionals on the disease, and how to care for persons with dementia.
  • Advocacy: We actively advocate for systemic improvement on issues of concern for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases and their families.
  • Annual Healthcare Professionals Conference: Each year we hold a provincial conference for health care professionals focused on enhancing person-centred care.

Programs:

  • Memory Café: This free monthly program offers socialization in a stigma free environment and includes an educational component in the form of a presentation on a different topic each month, followed by entertainment and refreshments.
  • Caregiver Support Network: This free monthly program offers a space for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia to get together to share experiences, and support and learn from one another.
  • Alzheimer Journey First Steps: Helps families navigate their way through the journey. Ensures those affected have the information needed to plan for the future. Topics include an overview of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, what to expect, communication strategies, legal and financial issues, accessing and navigating the provincial care system, and next steps.
  • Alzheimer Journey Care Essentials: helps families understand what to expect in the moderate to late stages of dementia. Topics include treatments and approaches to care, understanding the caregiving journey and reducing caregiver stress, day-to-day care, and understanding and planning for responsive behaviors.
  • Alzheimer Journey Care in the Later Stages: helps families understand what they need to know in the late and end of life stages of the disease. The series focuses on approaches to care, quality of life, making important decisions, the dying process and the grieving process.
  • First Link: This early intervention service connects individuals with the Alzheimer Society after diagnosis. A formal referral from physicians or health care professionals allows families to receive immediate support and information.
  • MedicAlert Safely Home Program: National Wandering Registry program to help identify those who are lost and assist in a safe return home.

 

 

 

 

 


Last Updated: 11/15/2019