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Caring for people with dementia How we can help

Video: Despite the diagnosis, Kim & Harold still maintain quality of life

Video: Despite the diagnosis, Kim & Harold still maintain quality of life

How we can help    

"I expected a few brochures and I left the office with hope."

If you’re looking for support, education or care in Calgary and surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place. 

It’s important to know that you are not alone. We can help. For thousands of people each year, this is where community, insight and empowerment begin.
 
The programs and services at the Alzheimer Society of Calgary are founded on a person-centered framework of care called the Best Friends Approach™, meaning we are committed to treating persons living with dementia and their care partners with respect, dignity and compassion at all times. All services provided are confidential.
 
In person
It can be both refreshing and reassuring to speak with someone in person. Our registered social workers are here to provide an ear and a shoulder for you. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, unsure of how to provide positive care, or simply hoping to make a connection with someone who understands, we’re here.  We provide free private consultations with for individuals and families and valuable referrals to community resources. Request a free appointment.
 
By phone
We answer the call for thousands of people needing support each year. Call 403-290-0110 or Toll Free 1-877-569-HELP(4357). We’re here Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Outside of office hours, we encourage you to contact the Distress Centre at 266-HELP (4357) or visit www.distresscentre.com.
 
By email
Can’t find a convenient time to meet or call during office hours? Submit your questions and concerns via email and our registered social workers will respond to your request as quickly as possible. Submit your question.
 
Register for a session or workshop
We invite you to join any of our sessions and workshops. Some are offered online for added convenience. Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about dementia, managing behaviour changes and positive communication. See which learning opportunities are coming up.
 
Find respite
Sometimes caregivers need to take a quick break. This enables them to care for themselves and, in turn, provide a better experience for the person they care for. It’s common for caregivers to have regular, scheduled breaks during the week. Find out more about Club 36.

Video: Despite the diagnosis, Kim & Harold still maintain quality of life