Find Support in Muskoka

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Find out the many ways you can get the support you need, whether you are a person living with dementia, a caregiver or a family member.

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We’re here to help! Attend one of our programs throughout Muskoka and Parry Sound. Have questions? Contact the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka today at 705-645-5621 for more information about our local Programs and Services

Drop-ins for caregivers & persons living with dementia

Caregiver support groups

Support groups offer an informal setting for caregivers to share experiences. A support group can give you a place to talk with other caregivers who understand the disease and know just what you’re going through.

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is an 8-week fitness and social program for those with early stage dementia and a friend, family member or caregiver.

Watch a short video about Minds in Motion.

Dates and locations vary with each session. For more information or to register contact the Minds in Motion Coordinator at [email protected] or call 705-645-5621.

Congregate dining program (Company of Good Cheer)

Company of Good Cheer is for caregivers, people with dementia, family friends and neighbours to come together once a month for dinner, support, understanding and lots of good humour. These are offered once a month in Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville.

  • Bracebridge - 5:00 PM on the 4th Thursday of each month (call Derek Bennett @705-645-3721 for location)
  • Huntsville - 5:00 PM on the 1st Thursday of each month (call Linda McElroy @ 705-636-5201 for location)
  • Gravenhurst - 5:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month (call Mary Anne @ 705-687-2913 for location)

Individual support

To help you navigate through the changes, whether you are a person with dementia, a family member, or caregiver, we have created a number of brochures with details about what to expect.

For people who have been newly diagnosed with a form of dementia:

If you are newly diagnosed, we strongly recommend that you visit us for information about counseling, programs and services, and support.

Other Useful Online Resources:

  • 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 is a brochure with advice written by people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

For caregivers and family members:

There are many ways caregivers and family members can get the support they need. Whether you’re looking for advice, someone to listen, or general information, there is a level of support for whatever you need.

One of our highly experienced support counselors can help you talk through your feelings and concerns in a more intimate setting. We are a great resource for local support and services.

Other Useful Online Resources:

Programs and Services

The Alzheimer Society of Muskoka can help you face dementia. Use this page as your guide to find support programs, dementia education and resources, referral services and more.

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Programs and Services

Minds in Motion®

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of dementia and their care partners.

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Minds in Motion

First Link®

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know where to turn for help. Our First Link® program can help you navigate the road ahead.

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First Link