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At her age, many young women are thinking of becoming mothers.  Samantha is caring for hers.

Pictured, above: Samantha (far right), her brother Alex (left) and her mother Shawn (second from left)

Three generations of her family have been directly affected by dementia.  Now, Samantha tells her story as the fourth – the primary caregiver to her mother.

Click here to read Samantha's story, in her own words.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday March 29th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Considering Care Options

    If you're considering a change in care options for your loved one, this is a good place to begin.

  • Wednesday April 25th Full day (9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 4 p.m.)

    Dementia DOME

    A one-day workshop teaching practical, hands-on strategies for caregivers of people with dementia

  • May 3 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

    Talking about Dementia

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from local experts.

  • Ongoing Afternoon or evening sessions available

    Caregiver Strategies for Dementia

    A practical skill-building workshop providing an essential foundation for family members, friends and caregivers

  • Thursday, June 7th 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

    A superb introduction to the topic of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

  • First Link Referral Program

    Physicians & health care professionals - find your referral info here

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Cannabis & dementia... what you need to know

Posted on Mar 09, 2018

With the legalization of marijuana expected to take effect this summer, questions are coming in. Is it helpful in the treatment of dementia? Here's what we know so far...

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Alberta announces new dementia strategy

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

The Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan was released by Alberta Health today. 

Click here for the news release

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Alzheimer Society of Calgary and Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Launch New Partnership

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

The Alzheimer Society of Calgary and the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society are pleased to announce a multi-year, $825,000 partnership that will increase knowledge and capacity in the community to support local people impacted by dementia.

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A conversation with The Honourable Donald Ethell, former Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta

Posted on Nov 10, 2017

This Remembrance Day, Don wants you to know about the significant link between Alzheimer’s disease and service in the armed forces.

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