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First Link in Owen Sound

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with dementia?

To register with the First Link® program, and for information about which learning series would be best for you, contact:

Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce at 519-376-7230 ext. 24 or 1-800-265-9013

Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited so please register today! Download the 2017 First Link Learning Series calendar here

Programs currently offered:

First Steps: Living Well with Memory Loss

4 session series for people with dementia and caregivers


Learn more about:

  • Understanding the diagnosis of dementia
  • Adapting to brain changes
  • Planning ahead
  • Building a circle of support

Facilitator: Sandra Hong, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce

Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited so please register today! Contact us at 519-376-7230 ext. 24 or 1-800-265-9013.

Care Essentials

2 session series. For family members and friends of people with dementia.


Learn more about:

  • The progression of dementia
  • Understanding behavior and communication approaches
  • Problem solving strategies

Facilitator: Sandra Hong, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce

Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited so please register today! Contact us at 519-376-7230 ext. 24 or 1-800-265-9013.

Options for Care

1 session series.

This information session will offer help to family members and friends caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia to evaluate their current care giving needs and explore other possible care options available, including long term care, as well as support in the transition process.

Facilitator: Sandra Hong, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce

Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited so please register today! Contact us at 519-376-7230 ext. 24 or 1-800-265-9013.

Care in the Later Stages

This 3 part series will offer family members and friends caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; understand what to expect in the later stages of the disease. The series will explore how participants can provide comfort to the person as well as review the experiences of grief and loss.

Learn about:

  • What to expect as the disease progresses;
  • How participants can provide comfort to the person;
  • The experience of grief and loss;

There is no cost. You must register by calling Sandra Hong 519 376 7230 ext. 24 or 1 800 265 9013
(A minimum number of 4 registrants are required in order to run this series.)

Facilitator: Sandra Hong, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce 

Learning the Ropes for Mild Cognitive Impairment

This 6 week session focuses on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training and psychosocial support. For caregivers & people with dementia to attend together.

Learn about:

  • MCI & Lifestyle factors;
  • Memory training
  • Family support, discovering approaches to caregiving

Cost is $20 per couple. You must register by calling Sandra Hong 519 376 7230 ext. 24 or 1 800 265 9013 
(A minimum number of 4 registrants are required in order to run this series.)

Facilitator: Sandra Hong, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce 


Last Updated: 12/22/16
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