Programs and services

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The Alzheimer Society of Huron County can help you face dementia. Use this page as your guide to find support programs, dementia education and resources, referral services and more.

National ambassador Tanis Rummery.

Please know that during this time, our phone lines remain open. If you need to reach us or have questions about our programs and services, call us at 519-482-1482 or email us at [email protected].

You can also download our brochure on the Alzheimer Society's programs and services or download our Fall/Winter 2020/2021 Program Guide.

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 Huron County.

Support programs

These programs offer support and improve quality of life for people living with memory loss, families and caregivers.

Just For You: Volunteer Companion Program

The Just For You: Volunteer Companion Program is a one-on-one visiting program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Learn more about Just For You.

Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI®

Through Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI, people living with mild cognitive impairment can optimize their cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training and psychosocial support.

Learn more about Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI.

Memory Café

By attending a Memory Café, people living with memory loss and those who care about them can come together and socialize in a safe and engaging environment.

Learning more about Memory Café.

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

The Alzheimer Society provides many educational opportunities for people living with dementia, families, caregivers and more.

Our education team can answer your questions on topics such as brain health, providing support and living well with dementia.

Learn more about dementia education opportunities in Huron County.

Dementia resources

Resource Centre

Our Society's Resource Centre includes information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through books, videos, and online resources. Resources are available for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, families, professionals, and children to borrow at no cost.

Learn more about dementia resources available to you in Huron County.

More resources on dementia

Across Canada, the Alzheimer Society offers resources for people living with dementia, caregivers, families, healthcare providers and first responders.

For a full list of helpful resources, visit our online resource library.

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.

Community Support Services

Community Support Services focus on promoting independent living through prevention, early intervention, self-management, health & well-being services such as nutrition, health & wellness, personal and social supports for older adults, persons with disabilities, brain injury, or dementia.

One call, one go-to person, a team approach, to provide support and services for you to live at home.

Community Support Services includes: Transportation, Meals & Nutrition, Education & Supports, Safety & Reassurance, Health & Wellness, Support in the Home and Intensive Support Programs.

For referral, please call the Community Support Services Central Intake number at 1-844-482-7800.

First Link®

First Link® is the direct referral program that links the person with dementia and their family members and caregivers to the coordinated learning, services and support offered through the Alzheimer Society of Huron County. They will be supported from diagnosis through the continuum of the disease. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder, First Link® is for you.

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

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides information, education and support through individual counselling and support groups that provide a safe place to share information, thoughts, feelings and experiences.

We help people find programs and services they need, such as day and respite programs, home support and help with the difficult transition to long-term care.

Find support in Huron County.

Public awareness

We provide many learning opportunities for the general public. Through these opportunities and sessions, you can learn more about dementia and how you can help make our community more dementia-friendly.

Workshops, seminars, in-services and information meetings can also be developed to meet the specific needs of your group.

Find public awareness opportunities in Huron County.

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.

Finding Your Way®

Finding Your Way® is a website dedicated to helping people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community. Note that this service is only available for people living in Ontario.

Learn more about Finding Your Way®.

MedicAlert® Safely Home®

MedicAlert® Safely Home® is a nationwide service designed to help identify a person living with dementia who has gone missing. The service also ensures that the person returns to their family safe and sound.

MedicAlert® Safely Home® was created through a partnership between MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Learn more about MedicAlert® Safely Home®.