Alzheimer Society on Maritime Noon

Nova Scotia

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Information for Maritimers Concerned about Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

On Thursday, October 15 our Director of Programs & Services, Linda Bird, joined leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher, Dr. Sultan Darvesh and host Bob Murphy on CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon to answer your questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Here is a round-up of topics discussed and how you can find answers and support.  

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia InfoLine 

Our InfoLine is always open for you to call for support and guidance. You can call 902-422-7961 or toll free (within NS) at 1-800-611-6345 and ask for the Alzheimer InfoLine. We can help you with things like:  

  • Maintaining brain health 
  • Getting a diagnosis 
  • Planning for the future 
  • Maintaining Independence 
  • Tips and strategies for caregiving 
  • Links or referrals to resources in your community 
  • Free information and brochures 

Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick InfoLine – 506-459-4280 or 1-800-664-8411 (toll free within NB).  

Contact Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island at 902-628-2257. 

Other resources 

  • Caregiver support groups are now up and running virtually (on Zoom) across the province. Find out more here
  • Learn about strategies you or your someone you know can use to help cope with the symptoms of dementia through our Symptoms & Strategy series on YouTube here
  • Find more information about young onset dementia here
  • If you’re concerned about the risk factors for dementia, read more about them here. Remember, risk factors are not causes of dementia. They represent an increased chance – not a certainty – that dementia will develop. 
  • There are ways you can Reduce your Risk through Better Brain Health. Read about them here.