Early Diagnosis Information and Support

Information and support opportunities are available for individuals who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment. To find out more please call 519-332-4444.

Caregiver Respite

An opportunity for a caregiver to spend some "me" time knowing that their loved one is also enjoying social activities with a qualified respite worker.

Are you providing care for a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia within the areas of Sarnia, Point Edward and Bright's Grove? Respite hours are available days, evenings and weekends and every attempt will be made to accommodate your need.

Call the Alzheimer Society office for more information. 519-332-4444.

Information Support

Support groups are held in various locations and for different target groups.

Adult Children as Care Partners
This group focuses on the experiences of a care partner from the adult-child perspective. Reflect on care partner tips, care planning with others in a similar situation.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: Alzheimer Society

Frontotemporal Dementia Care Partners Support Group
This group has been designed for care partners supporting someone with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of Frontotemporal dementia. This form of dementia has unique characteristics. Specific coping strategies are discussed in this group.

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: Alzheimer Society

First Link
The Alzheimer Society organizes ongoing information sessions on different topics. Please call the office for information on upcoming sessions.

Early Stage Support Group for Persons with Dementia 
Life can be challenging as you adjust to your diagnosis of dementia. Feel free to share or just sit back and listen. You may discover some remarkable similarities.

Date: 2 groups held bi-weekly on Thursdays
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Place: Alzheimer Society

*Interview is required prior to attendance. Please contact us for further information at 519-332-4444.

Beyond Home Care Partners Support Group
This group deals with some of the challenges care partners face when their friend or family member with dementia has transitioned or is considering transitioning out of their home (ex. to long term care, retirement home).

Sarnia Group:

Date: 2nd Friday of each month
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Place: Alzheimer Society 

Petrolia Group:

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Place: Lambton meadowview Villa, Petrolia

Care Partners Support Group
This group is for spouses, family members or friends caring for a person with dementia. This group provides peer support and resources as well as coping strategies and information.

Sarnia Group:

Date: 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Place: Alzheimer Society 

Petrolia Group:
Date: 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am 
Place: Central Lambton Family Health Team, Petrolia

Forest Group:

Date: 4th Thursday of the Month
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am 
Place: North Lambton Community Health Centre, Forest

Care Partners Bereavement Support Group

This is a closed support group held in 8 week intervals, as needed, to support individuals who have lost a friend or family member who lived with dementia.

Date: 8 consecutive Tuesdays
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Place: Alzheimer Society 

*A one-on-one session is required prior to attending this group. Please contact for further information 519-332-4444

John's Lunch Group
This is a social event where care partners and those living with dementia come together to have lunch, relax and meet new people.

Date: 2nd & 4th Monday of each month
Time: 12:00pm
Place: John’s restaurant

Other Support Services

1. Registration with the Wandering Registry; may be accessed on line at

2. Free loan of Mobility Monitors/door alarms; for those concerned about their family member getting up at night or walking outside.

3. Twiddlemuffs (Thank you to our dedicated volunteers)

4. Mindful Music - Call for details 519-332-4444

5. Inspirational Memories - Call for details 519-332-4444

6. Resource Library.

7. CARE ALERT PROGRAM - Call for details 519-332-4444.

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm or by appointment

Last Updated: 11/08/2017