Programs and services

Learn more about the support programs, educational resources and referral services we offer to help support persons living the dementia journey.

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For more information about any of the programs and services we offer at the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts, please contact us.

      We are here to help

      Our staff and volunteers provide support programs, educational resources, referral services and more to ease the burden of care and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their care partners and families.

      Experience has shown that the earlier people begin to learn and strategize about coping with dementia, the better they are prepared and the better their care partners are able to provide support over time.

      We hope you will find relief in knowing that you are not alone and do not have to pioneer your own path, when so many have gone before and have shared their learning.

      Scroll down to learn more about the programs and services we offer at the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts.

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      Support programs

      These programs offer support and improve quality of life for people living with dementia, families and care partners.

      First Link®

      First Link® is an innovative program that connects people who are newly diagnosed with local healthcare providers across Ontario. People living with dementia can receive information about diagnosis, day-to-day living, positive approaches to care and how to prepare for the end of life.

      The program also provides individual support and counselling and links people with the disease to other Alzheimer Society programs and services.

      Behaviour Support

      The Behaviour Support facilitator works with families of the person living with dementia who demonstrates responsive behaviours, providing them with supportive strategies.

      Support Groups

      We have various monthly support groups for persons living with dementia, care partners and family members. 

      The Health Bistro Day Program

      The Health Bistro Day Program is a welcoming centre offering persons living with dementia a sense of security, compassion and the ability to live their life to the fullest while maintaining their dignity.

      Health Promotion Programs

      We offer various Health Promotion Programs in the community that encourage healthy physical, cognitive and emotional well-being for persons living with dementia and their care partners.

      Recreation therapy

      Through recreation therapy, a person living with dementia receives a treatment plan that's designed for them, helping the person pursue what they're interested in as well as being introduced to new activities.

      In-Home Activation Kits

      In-home activation kits are developed by our recreation and health promotion facilitators and are customized to the person living with dementia. These kits are for people who are unable to access other programs outside of their home.

      Dementia Education

      The Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts offers public education and training for the general public, healthcare providers, first responders, care partners, family members and for persons living with dementia.

      Public Education

      From educational presentations to dementia-centred training, our public education team can answer questions about brain health and living well with dementia.

      Learning Series

      Learning Series is a four-week series designed for persons wanting to learn more about dementia, communication strategies, behavioral changes and more. 

      CARERS & TEACH

      In partnership with Mount Sinai, these programs are designed to be interactive, and skill based. For care partners wanting to learn more about problem solving, self-care, and future planning. 

       

       

      Referral services

      If you are concerned that you may have dementia or have been recently diagnosed and are unsure what your next step is, the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts can help you get the information you need.

      Self-referral

      Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

      • If you are concerned about any of the early warning signs, go to your doctor.
      • If you don’t receive the help you need, ask to be referred to a specialist. 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.

      Education

      We provide an extensive range of educational opportunities tailored for diverse audiences including the general public, healthcare professionals, first responders, caregivers, family members, and individuals living with dementia

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      Support Groups

      Through various support groups, families and those living with dementia share personal experiences, expanding their social network and enhancing feelings of self-worth and control. Trained facilitators lead these groups, providing emotional relief and effective coping strategies.

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      Health Promotion Programs

      We offer various health promotion programs in the community that encourage healthy physical, cognitive and emotional well being for persons living with dementia and their care partners.

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      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 Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

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      Adult Day Programs

      Our Adult Day Programs serve as inviting centers that provide persons living with dementia (PLWD) a comforting space, fostering a sense of security, compassion, and the opportunity to embrace life to the fullest while preserving their dignity.

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