Programs and services

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The Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville can help you by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling. Use this page as your guide to finding the care and support you may need.

National dementia ambassador Tanis Rummery.

For more information about any of the programs and services we offer at the Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 613-345-7392.

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 coping with dementia, the better they are prepared and the better their caregivers are able to provide support over time.

We hope you will find relief in knowing that you are not alone and do not have to pioneer your own path, when so many have gone before and have shared their learning.

Scroll down to learn more about the programs and services we offer at the Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville.

Support programs

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

The Adult Day Program

The Adult Day Program is a social program for people living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and the frail elderly. The goal is to provide socialization and support for individuals who reside at home while providing the caregiver with respite relief.

Learn more about our Adult Day Program.

Memory Connections Café

Join us! A welcoming place for individuals living with memory loss along with their family member or friend.

Learn more about Memory Connections Café.

Minds in Motion®

Through Minds in Motion®, people living with dementia will experience meaningful and beneficial socialization and stimulation through several appropriate activities.

Learn more about Minds in Motion®.

The Overnight Stay Care Program

The Overnight Stay Care Program provides a safe and secure weekend for the person living with dementia, offering tailored, therapeutic programming during the day and respite for the caregiver’s peace of mind.

Learn more about our Overnight Stay Care Program.

Dementia education and resources

The Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville provides awareness and educational opportunities for family caregivers, children, professional healthcare providers, community organizations, as well as the general public. Workshops, seminars, in-services and information meetings can be developed to meet the specific needs of your group.

First Link® Learning Series

For those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and those who have been diagnosed.

Learn more about the First Link® Learning Series.

The Blue Umbrella Program

The Blue Umbrella Program provides businesses and organizations with an opportunity to receive education about dementia, and learn strategies to provide good customer service to people living with dementia.

Learn more about our Blue Umbrella Program.

Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA)

Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) is an innovative education curriculum that is currently being offered to care organizations throughout Ontario. We have three certified coaches on staff to offer this program in Lanark Leeds Grenville.

The overall goal of the GPA curriculum is to educate frontline staff in healthcare on how to use a person-centred, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach and to respond respectfully, with confidence and skill to challenging behaviours associated with dementia.

Contact our office to learn more: Email us at [email protected] or call us at 613-345-7392.

Resource centre and lending library

Our library offers a wide variety of books, VHS tapes, DVDs and magazines to help people learn more about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Those seeking more information can also take home brochures, pamphlets and fact sheets on numerous Alzheimer's and dementia-related topics from our resource centre.

Contact our office to learn more: Email us at [email protected] or call us at 613-345-7392.

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 of Lanark Leeds Grenville can help you get the information you need.

Self-referral

Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

  • If you are concerned about any of the early warning signs, go 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 contact us: Email us at [email protected] or call us at 613-345-7392.

First Link®

First Link® is an innovative program that connects people who are newly diagnosed with local healthcare providers across Ontario. People living with dementia can receive information about a 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®.

Individual and group support

We offer a safe, caring environment for those touched by the disease to connect, share and learn more about the disease and how to better understand the changes that they may be experiencing.

The various support groups that we offer include:

  • Individual Support,
  • Early Stage Support,
  • Caregiver Support,
  • Women Caregiver Support,
  • Children With Parents Affected Support and
  • Grief And Bereavement Support.

View the 2020 Leeds Grenville Support Program Schedule.

Read about the full support services available in Lanark 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.

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®.

Community partners and other dementia services

The Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville has several community partners who may also be able to provide resources.

See our community partners and other dementia services available in Lanark Leeds Grenville.

The Adult Day Program

Are you a care partner looking for some respite or person living with dementia craving socialization? Look no further than the Adult Day program.

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Senior man being helped at a local program.

Minds in Motion®

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation. It's for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

Learn more
Minds in Motion program in session.

First Link®

If you are newly diagnosed with dementia, First Link® can connect you to the help you need as soon as possible.

Learn more

National resource library

Through our searchable resource library, you can find a broad range of helpful and informational documents, videos and links related to dementia. We have resources for people living with dementia, families, caregivers, healthcare providers and more.

Learn more