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Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington (ASWW) 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 Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington for more information about programs, education, resources and support.

Dementia Program Guide Fall 2020

Read our program guide for the Fall 2020 season (September-October) for more information on our social and recreational programs, our educational sessions for people living with dementia and care partners, groups for care partners and more! Also available to read digitally.

Dementia Program Guide Fall 2020 - Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

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 of Waterloo Wellington.

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 Waterloo Wellington.

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 Waterloo Wellington.

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.

Safe Pathways

Safe Pathways support and guide individuals with dementia and their care partners away from and/or through the Guelph and Wellington County Judicial System while maintaining dignity and respect.

 

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 dementia and their care partners.

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A Minds in Motion program in session.

Music Project

The Alzheimer Society Music Project is a program that provides the beneficial effects of music and stimulation on people living with dementia.

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Alzheimer Society Music Project

Memory Boosters Social Club

The Memory Boosters Social Group is a peer led social club that was started to provide a warm and supportive place for people living with dementia together with their care partners to socialize, relax, and have fun together.

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First Link®

First Link® referrals help physicians and other health-care providers connect you to the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington services and support.

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