Alzheimer Journey: First Steps
The Alzheimer Society of NB is pleased to be able to offer Alzheimer Journey: First Steps! This FREE education series, available in English and French around the province, is recommended for those recently diagnosed, their family members and their caregivers. The consecutive weeks of education introduces families to important topics that will help guide them through the process of learning how to live with dementia.
Fall 2018 locations include:
Edmundston - Saint John - Woodstock
Week 1 - What is Dementia?
Definitions, Warning Signs, Getting a Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Medications
Week 2 - Communication and Coping Strategies
Communicating the Diagnosis, Changes in Communication and Communicating Effectively
Week 3 - Navigating the System
Community Resources and Components of Eligibility
Week 4 - Legal matters
Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Wills, Financial Matters and Driving
Week 5 - Resources and Support
Identifying your support systems, Quality of Life, Working with you Doctor, Caring for yourself and Benefits of Leisure
For details about the program closest to you, please call 1-800-664-8411 or email [email protected]
“I learned so much about my mother and what she is going through while attending these sessions. Understanding helps me to have more patience”