Using a person-centered approach, i.e. maintaining communication based on respect and sensitivity no matter which stage of the disease a person is at, we provide the following support services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and family members. All of our services are offered free of charge in both French and English.
Individual and Family Consultations
These meetings are for people with dementia, their caregivers and families. Our objectives are to direct the person to the pertinent services, educate people about the disease, offer support and help them verbalize their emotions.
Our objective is to offer a respectful and discrete listening service, to respond to the needs of our clientele, to direct them towards pertinent services, and to help prevent crisis situations. We can be reached at 450-373-0303 or toll-free at 1-877-773-0303.
Support and Training Groups for Caregivers
These groups are for caregivers and families. Their purpose is to:
- Valorize the caregiver and their role
- Provide an environment for sharing and exchanging
- Provide information and a learning environment for the caregiver with the tools necessary to:
- Better understand the disease
- Live their daily lives
- Avoid exhaustion
- Make communication easier
- Plan for the future
- Know what resources are available within their area
The groups are run as a six week session in the day or evening with each meeting lasting two hours. The meetings are offered on a continual basis and take place in the communities which we serve.
These groups run once a month, often as a continuation of the support and training groups. They are available in several locations. The goal is to provide a fulfilling social gathering for caregivers to continue to meet with other caregivers and benefit from an on-going environment of encouragement, sharing and support. These groups are also offered for couples and families in the early stages of the Alzheimer journey.