Programs and services

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The Alzheimer Society 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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Contact your local Alzheimer Society for more information about programs, education, resources and support in your area.

View our downloadable programs and services brochure

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 caregivers and families.

Experience has shown that the earlier people begin to learn and strategize about living with dementia, the better they are prepared. Earlier preparation can also help caregivers and families provide support as the disease progresses.

We hope you will find relief in knowing that you are not alone.

Scroll down to learn more about the programs and services we offer at the Alzheimer Society.

Support programs

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

There are hundreds of unique programs across Canada, tailored to your community. Here are some examples of programs you may find near you.

Minds in Motion®

Through Minds in Motion®, people living with dementia will experience meaningful and beneficial socialization and stimulation through a number of appropriate activities.

Learn more about Minds in Motion®.

Dementia education and resources

The Alzheimer Society provides many educational opportunities for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, caregivers, healthcare providers and more.

Our education team can answer your questions on topics such as brain health, providing support and living well with dementia.

Find dementia education opportunities in the Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District.

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 can help you get the information you need.

First Link®

First Link® is an innovative program that connects people who are newly diagnosed to local healthcare providers. 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.

Learn more about First Link®.

Self-referral

Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

  • If you are concerned about any of the early warning signs, talk 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 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 email us at [email protected].

Individual and group support

We provide a variety of support for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, families and care partners, whether it is through individual support or a support group.

Find support in Timmins-Porcupine District.

Public awareness

We provide many learning opportunities for the general public. Through these opportunities and sessions, you can learn more about dementia and how you can help make our community more dementia-friendly.

Workshops, seminars, in-services and information meetings can also be developed to meet the specific needs of your group.

Find public awareness opportunities in Timmins-Porcupine District.

Safety services

When Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress, the person living with the disease has the potential to go missing. This situation presents a serious safety concern, but know that help and support is available.

MedicAlert® Safely Home®

MedicAlert® Safely Home® is a nationwide service designed to help identify a person living with dementia who has gone missing. The service also ensures that the person returns to their family safe and sound.

MedicAlert® Safely Home® was created through a partnership between MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Learn more about MedicAlert® Safely Home®.

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Upload AS Programs and services brochure (found on https://august.gathercontent.com/item/10053455)