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Every type of dementia affects the person diagnosed and everyone close to them.

Remember, you’re not alone. Free, confidential support is available from real people who understand. Please speak with our social workers, who understand your feelings, reserve judgment, and offer suggestions. We can connect you with a larger community of support.

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We can help you with

  • system navigation
  • understanding dementia
  • communication tips
  • emotional support
  • resources and referrals
  • adapting to the changing nature of the dementia journey
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(403) 290-0110


Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

800-7015 MacLeod Trail SW
Calgary AB, T2H 2K6

Need help outside of office hours?

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Distress Centre Calgary
If you or someone you know are in crisis, the Crisis Line is always open. The Distress Centre will provide help, information, and referrals. An Online chat feature is also available.

Crisis Line: (403) 266-HELP (4357) (Available 24/7)

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Meet the Team

Free, confidential support. From real people who understand. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or alone - no matter what you’re facing or how dementia has impacted your life. Our registered social workers are here for you.

Cindy Bond
Cindy Bond
Community Educator

Cindy Bond has been a Community Education Specialist with the Alzheimer Society of Calgary since 2014. Cindy prides herself in bringing the most relevant and up-to-date information to her training sessions. She is passionate about supporting all of those impacted by Dementia. 

Cindy has a Social Service Worker diploma. She is a Best FriendsTM Master Trainer, Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Master Coach and an Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Master Trainer. 

Cindy and her family moved to Calgary from Sudbury, Ontario almost 8 years ago. She loves Calgary and its people. 

Her favorite activities include being in the mountains, reading, being with family and friends and being creative.

Janine Cote
Knowledge Facilitator- Diversity and Inclusion

Janine was born and raised in Calgary and joined the Alzheimer Calgary team in 2022 as a Knowledge facilitator focusing on diversity and inclusion. Her career to date has centered around building strong community partnerships, collaborative curriculum design, and working towards creating inclusive spaces to learn together. She has a personal connection with dementia and feels gratitude that her time can be spent with a team making Calgary and area more dementia inclusive!

If there isn’t snow on the ground you’ll find Janine, her partner Kelsey and their two high schoolers in the mountains camping every chance they get. In the winter they get cozy with books, volunteering, or hosting community building events within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Samantha Raey
Samantha Raey, BSW, RSW
Dementia Support Navigator

Samantha joined The Alzheimer Society of Calgary shortly after graduating from the University of Calgary in 2015 with a degree in Social Work.  

Samantha loves collaborating with caregivers to help people living with dementia live well. With every connection Samantha makes with caregivers and people living with dementia she learns something new, which helps her to better support her community.  

Samantha's easy going and soft manner creates a safe place for people to share their dementia journey with. She believes it takes a village to support someone living with dementia and is humbled when families share their journey with her. 

When not working, Samantha enjoys laughing, dancing, kayaking and tubing with her children. 

Kaylee Strachan
Kaylee Strachan, RSW
Dementia Support Navigator

Kaylee joined Alzheimer Calgary as a practicum student in 2023. After completing her degree in social work, she joined the learning and support services team as a Dementia Support Navigator.

Kaylee is dedicated to helping those impacted by dementia by using empathy and understanding to assist those living with dementia and their care partners in navigating their journeys. Kaylee finds purpose in empowering others through emphasizing strengths and creating connections.

In her free time, Kaylee enjoys listening to podcasts, crocheting, knitting, and spending time with her husband and dogs.

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Nichole Hill, BSW, RSW
Dementia Support Navigator

Nichole joined Alzheimer Calgary’s Club 36 adult day program as a practicum student in 2022 and was then hired as a Program Facilitator. During her time working at Club 36, she completed her social work diploma and bachelor of social work, leading her to join the Learning and Support Services team as a Dementia Support Navigator in 2024.

By fostering a nurturing and supportive environment, Nichole strives to create meaningful connections and foster a sense of community among care partners and individuals living with dementia. Nichole seeks to collaborate with and empower people with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the journey of caregiving with confidence and resilience.

In her free time, Nichole loves to read, go for nature walks, and wear the colour pink.