Trained, professional counsellors are available to respond to inquiries from persons diagnosed, family members or the general public. Support and advice can be provided at no cost. You do not need a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or any special referral to access our services.
To connect with a Counsellor at Alzheimer Society Peel please call 289-632-2273 ext 307 or ask your Health Professional to make a First Link Referral.
If you or a family member are newly diagnosed, we strongly recommend that you reach out to your local Alzheimer Society office for information about counselling, programs and services, and support.
To help you navigate through the changes, whether you are a person with dementia, a family member, or caregiver, we have a number of brochures with details about what to expect, by connecting with your chapter the following resources can be shared with you and discussed. You can also visit https://help.alzheimerpeel.com/library/ to see these brochures electronically.
If you are newly diagnosed:
First Steps outlines a step-by-step plan to help people who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
What to Expect gives an overview of the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Shared Experiences: Suggestions for Those With Alzheimer Disease is a brochure with advice written by people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you are a family member or caregiver:
First Steps: For Families of Those Recently Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease outlines steps family members can take to prepare for the Alzheimer’s journey ahead.
Reducing Caregiver Stress provides suggestions to support caregivers in giving the best possible care and also to take care of themselves
Ways to Help: Assisting People Living With Alzheimer's disease gives suggestions for helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
For people living with dementia:
Heads Up for a Healthier Brain: This brochure will explain how the person with dementia can keep their brains healthy and active.