Together for early support
Some 50% of people with dementia don’t receive a diagnosis until they are at an advanced stage. Whether you’ve received a diagnosis, are a caregiver or a healthcare professional, find out below how you can benefit from the many advantages of getting early support.
The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (Quebec's Ministry of Health and Social Services) announced a referral agreement with the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies. The agreement will allow health professionals to quickly and safely refer people with Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia, to their regional Alzheimer society as soon as a diagnosis is made.
For healthcare professionals
The 10 benefits of early diagnosis
People with dementia can live meaningful and productive lives for many years after an early diagnosis. Dementia diagnosed early helps both the person and family members to learn about the disease, set realistic expectations and plan for their future together.
The regional Alzheimer Societies
The 20 Quebec Alzheimer Societies provide counselling and services for people with dementia and their loved ones from the initial diagnosis in order to help them live better with the disease. Don’t wait to ask for help.
Counselling | Support | Respite | Housing
Currently, of the 153,000 people living with dementia, only 7%-8% of those diagnosed are referred to the Quebec Alzheimer Societies. Help your patients and their loved ones to get the support, education and respite services they need as soon as a diagnosis is made.
Preparing for your doctor’s visit
We have prepared a toolkit to help you prepare for a conversation with your doctor or healthcare provider about your concerns and questions about any warning signs or possible dementia diagnosis.
You can find all of the information here :Getting a diagnosis toolkit