Help and Support

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Whether you want to learn more about the programs and services we offer, or find dementia-related information specific to your needs, the Alzheimer Society has the education and resources to help you.

Do you live with dementia or know someone who does? You are not alone.

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County can help you by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling. Use this page as your guide to find the care and support you may need.

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Behavioural Supports Ontario

Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) exists to enhance services for older adults with complex responsive behaviours associated with dementia, mental health, addictions and other neurological disorders, providing them with the right care at the right time and in the right place.

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Day Away Program

The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County provides a number of programs that offer direct care for persons with dementia, affording much needed caregiver relief to Care Partners.

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Find support in Windsor & Essex County

When faced with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, getting the right help can make all the difference. The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County offers information, practical advice and support for people living with dementia, including all Partners in Care.

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First Link®

First Link® is a referral program designed to help newly diagnosed people with dementia get the help they need as soon as possible.

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Respite Care Program

"I go away for three hours and I come back feeling refreshed and better able to cope. My respite worker is so good with my husband. I have no worries while I'm away." (a care partner)

The Respite Care Program provides temporary in-home relief to the primary caregiver. It allows the caregiver to conduct personal activities with the assurance that the person they are caring for is cared for by a professionally trained respite worker.

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Enhancing Care for Dementia Care Partners

Did you know?
Our Enhancing Care Programs for family caregivers are now available online! If you are caring for a family member who has dementia, you can now join an online group to learn more about what you can do to best support the person you care for. You will be provided with dementia education, problem solving skills, and communication techniques to enhance your caregiving abilities.

How do I get involved?
Both of these programs are free of charge. Caregivers are welcome to self-refer or to be referred by a health care professional. Referrals and questions about this group can be sent to:

Lauren Casagrande, Education and Support Coordinator
519-974-2220 x 251
[email protected]

For more information, please visit: https://www.dementiacarers.ca/

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