Experience has shown that the earlier people begin to learn and strategize about living with dementia, the better they are prepared. Earlier preparation can also help caregivers and families provide support as the disease progresses.
We hope you will find relief in knowing that you are not alone.
The Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides our registered clients with support through our First Link® Program. Click the link below to find information on our support groups and individual or group counselling options. Our aim is to provide a safe place to share information, thoughts, feelings and experiences.
We also help people find programs and services they need, such as day and respite programs, home support and help with the difficult transition to long-term care.
Dementia Education in Huron and Perth
Education is an important part of understanding and learning to live well with dementia. We provide education for many people whose personal or professional lives are impacted by dementia.
Our Education Hour page offers a listing and direct registration to all or our upcoming free online webinars. These are open to anyone - we look forward to seeing you there!
See our Dementia Education for Everyone page to see other informative education resources offered at the Alzheimer Society and around the web. These resources may be of interest to registered clients, general inquiries or professional staff.
Our Dementia Education for our Registered Clients page describes our ongoing courses for people with dementia or MCI, and family members caring for someone with dementia. This page also directs you to our First Link education series.
Our Dementia Education for Healthcare professionals page lists the courses we offer - GPA and U-First! - as well as useful online resources.
If you are a Healthcare professional and would like to make a referral, please:
- Ask your patient or their family member’s permission to forward their name to the Alzheimer Society.
- Then, fill out the First Link® Referral Form and return it to the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. Find out more about our First Link® Program here.
If you are concerned that you may have dementia, or have been recently diagnosed and are unsure what your next step is, we can help you get the information you need.
Remember, dementia is not a normal part of aging.
- If you are concerned about any of the early warning signs, talk to your doctor.
- You know your body and you should speak up if you have worries about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
- Our list of 10 warning signs can help you identify the signs of dementia.
For help and support with self-referral, please contact us.