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A summary of resources available to you and your family from the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

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Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan programs and services help people with dementia, their care partners, families, and friends by providing information, support, education and referral to other community services. Learn more about our programs and services here.

The following is a list of some of our local resources.

First Link Referrals

First Link® is a program of the Alzheimer Society that connects people with dementia and their families to information, support services and education as early as possible and throughout the progression of the disease.

How do I make a referral?

  • People with dementia and/or their caregivers, family members or support persons can call us at 1-800-263-3367 to be referred to the First Link® program.
  • Physicians, other health professionals and community organizations can refer individuals and families affected by dementia by completing a First Link® Direct Referral Form.

To learn more about the First Link® program and referral process, click here.

Download a copy of our Getting a Diagnosis Toolkit here.

Guide to Choosing Private Home Care

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan prepared this guide to help families choose a private homecare agency that will best meet their needs when looking for an alternative to Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) care or if needing to supplement SHA services.

There are many private homecare agencies in Saskatchewan to choose from. It is important to know that private homecare is not regulated in Saskatchewan.

When looking for a private homecare agency, we suggest that you ask questions and compare the answers with what is most important to your family.

Read the guide here.

Legal and Financial Issues

Legal and Financial Issues – Booklet 

Disclaimer: This booklet is for information only and should not be taken in place of professional legal, financial, or accounting advice.

It is strongly recommended that families discuss legal and financial concerns as early as possible after dementia diagnosis, and that the person with dementia and family members be involved as much as possible with such decision-making. Community professionals, such as lawyers, financial planners or accountants, can assist to make difficult decisions in the best interest of all concerned. This document provides information on legal and financial issues, government benefits and private benefits. 

Related Resources: Alzheimer Society of Canada's Planning for your future

Meaningful Activity

Meaningful Activity- Booklet

It is important to understand individual needs and preferences when planning activities so that they are meaningful to the person with dementia. This booklet provides tips for organizing and implementing meaningful activities, arranging the space and environment for safety and success and providing ideas for activities that best suit the person’s interests and abilities. As the disease progresses, keep activities flexible and prepare to make adjustments.

For more information, view the webinar: Meaningful Activities
The webinar shares tips on how to plan, approach and engage a person with dementia in meaningful activities. 

Related Resources: Alzheimer Society of Canada's Finding suitable activities

National Resource Library

Through our resource library, you can find a broad range of helpful and informational documents, videos and links related to dementia. We have resources for people living with dementia, families, caregivers, healthcare providers and more.

National Resource Library.

Programs and Services

A Community of Support Changes Everything.  A diagnosis of dementia brings with it many new challenges. Our services connect you to a community of support to help you better understand and respond to each phase of the disease with practical strategies, information and resources. 

Learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan’s Programs and Services here.

Our Programs and Services brochure

Reduce Risk of Wandering: Multi-step Safety Plan Checklist and Guides

Multiple strategies are encouraged to reduce the risk of wandering, because no one strategy will meet every individual need. The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan has created three resources to help people with dementia and care partners understand the importance of preparing a multi-step safety plan to help the person with dementia live in the community safely. Download our resources here:

1.       Multi-step safety plan Checklist to reduce risk of wandering 

2.       Multi-step safety plan to reduce risk of wandering: A guide for caregivers

3.      Multi-Step Safety Plan for Reducing Risk of Getting Lost A Guide for People with Dementia

For more information, view the webinar: Safely Home: Reducing the Risk of Wandering. Through presentations and stories of lived experience, learn about the risk levels and strategies to reduce the risks of getting lost, behaviours involved in wandering, how wandering can lead to getting lost and how to prepare a multi-step safety plan.

Presented by Noelannah Neubauer, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Health, University of Waterloo; special guest Susan (person with lived experience); and, Heather Van Starkenburg MSW, RSW, First Link Care Navigator, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.

For people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, wandering is a common behaviour. As a result, people living with dementia may not be able to find their way back home and become lost.

First Link®

First Link® connects people living with dementia and their families to information, support services and education as early as possible and throughout the progression of the disease.

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Learning Series

The Learning Series helps people with dementia, their families and friends to live as well as possible with the disease.

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Dementia Helpline

Our Dementia Helpline is here to answer your questions.
Call 1-877-949-4141, Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm CST.

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