Service Description

• COVID-19 UPDATE: All face-to-face programming is cancelled until further notice. Staff continue to support people with dementia and their families through the Dementia Helpline and Virtual Connections.

Dementia Helpline/Individual Support
Offers support through the helpline and through regularly scheduled follow up calls.
Talk to support staff on the phone or by email
Call 1-800-611-6345 (toll free) or 902-422-7961 • Leave a message and staff will return your call
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Virtual Connections
Holds a live public education session each week
You can watch via ZOOM, or at your own convenience on their YouTube channel later. Session topics vary. Email alzheimer@asns.ca or call 902-422-7961 for more information.

Website www.alzheimer.ca/ns is updated regularly with COVID-19 and dementia related content.
YouTube channel AlzheimerNS has educational videos that will be helpful for both people with dementia and family caregivers.


Offers a network of caregiver support groups. These groups offer a safe environment where participants can learn, share, and help each other through mutual understanding.

They are a good place to:

  • Exchange and share information and support
  • Expand friendship and social networks
  • Decrease loneliness and isolation
  • Express feelings
  • Learn from others
  • Access current information

Eligibility

Family members, friends, and/or neighbours caring for a person with dementia

Application Process

Call before attending group for the first time

Documents Required

No documents required

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English

Coverage Area

Groups are located across Nova Scotia, excluding Digby, Yarmouth, and Shelburne counties

Contact Details

Hours of Operation

Meeting dates vary, please call before attending first meeting

Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group – Amherst

Address:
Trinity St Stephen's United Church
1 Ratchford Street
Amherst NS  B4H 3Z5
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Mailing Address:
2719 Gladstone Street, Suite 112
Halifax NS  B3K 4W6

Site Info

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Site Hours

Notes
Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month, 7pm-9pm

Accessibility

Unknown

Coverage Area

Amherst and surrounding areas