Programs and services

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The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick provides quality programs and services free of charge to individuals living with dementia, their families and their care providers.

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To learn more or to access any of our programs and services, call the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick at 1-800-664-8411 or email [email protected].

Programs

Memory Café

Memory Café is a free monthly program that offers socialization in a stigma-free environment. There's an educational presentation on a different topic each month, followed by entertainment and refreshments.

Caregiver Support Network

Caregiver Support Network is a free monthly program that offers a space for those caring for someone living with dementia. Caregivers get together to share their experiences, offer support and learn from one another.

Alzheimer Journey

Alzheimer Journey is a free education series will introduce families to important topics that will help guide them through the process of learning how to live with dementia. There are three parts to this program:

  1. Alzheimer Journey First Steps:
    • Helps families navigate their way through the journey.
    • Ensures those affected have the information needed to plan for the future.
    • Topics include an overview of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, what to expect, communication strategies, legal and financial issues, accessing and navigating the provincial care system and next steps.
  2. Alzheimer Journey Care Essentials
    • Helps families understand what to expect in the moderate to late stages of dementia.
    • Topics include treatments and approaches to care, understanding the caregiving journey and reducing caregiver stress, day-to-day care, and understanding and planning for responsive behaviours.
  3. Alzheimer Journey Care in the Later Stages
    • Helps families understand what they need to know in the late and end-of-life stages of the disease.
    • The series focuses on approaches to care, quality of life, making important decisions, the dying process and the grieving process.

First Link®

This early intervention service connects New Brunswickers who have just been diagnosed with dementia to the Alzheimer Society. A formal referral from physicians or healthcare providers allows families to receive immediate support and information.

MedicAlert® Safely Home®

This nationwide service helps identify a person with dementia who is lost and assist them to safely return home. Created through a partnership between MedicAlert® Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Services

Alzheimer InfoLine

This toll-free service is available for families, caregivers, and New Brunswickers living with dementia who have questions, or require support or information. It's available province-wide in both English and French.

Resource centres

We have five staffed resource centres around the province where families can receive information and one-on-one support. We also meet regularly with families experiencing a new diagnosis, and maintain ongoing support services through to the end stages of the disease

Free bilingual resources

We provide comprehensive information kits to families to help them to navigate and plan for the Alzheimer journey. Our free resources include a complete selection of information sheets and brochures, as well as a free lending library complete with books, audio-visual materials, journals, and newsletters.

Support and Education Forum – Facebook Group

This private Facebook Group is intended for family caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Launched during the COVID-19 to help maintain connections during a time of physical distancing, the group is an inclusive and safe space where you can share, ask questions and connect with others.

Educational sessions

We provide a range of presentations for the general public and caregivers. Our goal is to inform and educate New Brunswickers and to help increase awareness and decrease stigma. We also offer in-services to health care professionals on the disease, and how to care for persons with dementia.

Advocacy

We actively advocate for systemic improvement on issues of concern for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases and their families.

Annual Healthcare Professionals Conference

Each year we hold a provincial conference for health care professionals focused on enhancing person-centred care.

First Link®

First Link® connects New Brunswick families living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia with services and supports as early as possible in their journey. If you're a healthcare provider, you can download the referral form from this page.

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Alzheimer Journey

This educational series will introduce families to important topics that will help guide them through the process of learning how to live with dementia, for each stage of the disease.

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Caregiver Support Network

Each month, people caring for individuals with dementia get together to share their experiences, offer support and learn from one another. Through these meetings, the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick provides information and support to caregivers.

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Memory Café

The Memory Café is a free monthly program that provides support to New Brunswickers of all ages living with dementia, guiding them through all stages of the dementia journey.

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Memory Cafe in New Brunswick