Individuals who are facing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias benefit from receiving information as soon as possible. The journey with dementia poses many challenges, and having an understanding of what you are facing, and reliable information about the types of help available to you, will make a difference.

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers educational programs throughout the province to educate and empower people with dementia, their families and friends.

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Family Education

Caring for a person with dementia may mean you have to learn how to communicate all over again. Learning new skills can help you face the daily realities of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia – and it may help you better understand your own feelings.

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Living with Dementia: First Steps

Living with Dementia: First Steps feature presentations on the disease process from a medical, family and individual perspective, legal & financial considerations, helpful community resources, caregiver tips and home safety.

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Telehealth Family Education

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers family education for those experiencing dementia in 42 communities across the province via Telehealth.

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Care4u Family Conference

The Care4u Family Conference takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 am to 4 pm at Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd (map).

This one-day conference provides caregivers with an opportunity to learn about the latest care techniques, available resources and progress in current research initiatives from local and national dementia care professionals.

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Click here to view presentation slides from the Care4U Family Conference

 

Experiencing Dementia

Dementia impacts individuals, families and communities. Our eight-week Experiencing Dementia program unites families and community members with individuals who are experiencing the early stages of dementia. Topics include: understanding the disease progression, effective communication skills, changing behaviours, coping strategies, options in community living and community resources.

This eight-week Classroom Program runs on Wednesdays from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s provincial office (10-120 Donald St.). The next sessions are:

Start Date: Wednesday, October 5
End Date: Wednesday, November 23

At the completion of the eight-week program, participants are encouraged to join a support group for people with dementia or a family support group.

To register for the next session, please contact the Client Support at 204-943-6622 or by email at alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca.