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 2019 locations include:
Bloomfield - Grand Falls
Neguac - Saint John

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”

– Thora

Last Updated: 08/14/2019