Trained, professional counsellors are available every day to respond to inquiries from family members or the general public. Support and advice can be provided by telephone or in person at both our Mississauga and Brampton locations or in your home as needed at no cost. You do not need a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or any special referral to access our services.
If you are newly diagnosed, we strongly recommend that you visit your local Alzheimer Society Peel office for information about counselling, programs and services, and support.
To help you navigate through the changes, whether you are a person with dementia, a family member, or caregiver, we have a number of brochures with details about what to expect..
If you are newly diagnosed:
- First Steps outlines a step-by-step plan to help people who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
- What to Expect gives an overview of the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Shared Experiences: Suggestions for Those With Alzheimer Disease is a brochure with advice written by people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you are a family member or caregiver:
- First Steps: For Families of Those Recently Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease outlines steps family members can take to prepare for the Alzheimer’s journey ahead.
- Reducing Caregiver Stress provides suggestions to support caregivers in giving the best possible care and also to take care of themselves
- Ways to Help: Assisting People Living With Alzheimer's disease gives suggestions for helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
For people living with dementia:
The booklet Memory problems? was created by people with dementia for people with dementia. It was produced and is generously shared by the Early Stage Support Groups in the North/Central Okanagan Region of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Last Updated: 04/27/17