Support for children and youth

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Does someone in your family have Alzheimer's disease or another dementia? Check out this section for information on programs for kids and youth!

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Just for Kids

The following are programs offered for kids by The Alzheimer Society of Oxford...

Remember Me

Remember Me is a program kids can attend to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In four sessions, you’ll find out why your family member with the disease may be acting differently, how you can talk to them, which activities you can do together and how the disease affects your family. The lessons include movies, games, crafts, and stories, so they’re always lots of fun!

Just for the Summer

This is another program available for grade 6 and high school students around Oxford County. In a one hour presentation, you’ll learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects a person, watch a video and have some time at the end to ask questions.

School Programs

The Alzheimer Society of Oxford offers a School Program designed to reach out to kids and youth who are coping with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on family members. The goals of this program include:

  • Increasing general awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and it's impact in Society.
  • Supporting younger people who are coping with this disease within their family.
  • Encouraging healthy choices and lifestyles associated with long-term brain health.

If you are interested in hosting a presentation at your school, please contact the Alzheimer Society of Oxford by phone at 519-421-2466 or 1-877-594-2368 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Just for Teens

Forget-You-Not

"Forget-You-Not" is a four-session program for teens who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. It can help you learn how to feel more comfortable spending time around people with the disease, and is a great opportunity to meet and swap stories with teens in similar situations to the ones you face.

The program is offered on an as-needed basis, so if you’re interested, please contact the Alzheimer Society office by phone at 519-421-2466 or through email at [email protected].

Find support in Oxford County

The Alzheimer Society of Oxford provides one-on-one support for people with dementia, their caregivers, family and friends. In addition, monthly support and social group meetings are offered in Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg.

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Individual support

We can provide individualized support for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, families, friends and caregivers.

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Support groups

The Alzheimer Society of Oxford provides monthly support groups and social groups to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, and their caregivers, family and friends.

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