What We Do
We support people impacted by dementia in our community to live life well.
Every day, we work to build the capacity of the community to support and care for our peers and those impacted and affected by dementia so they don’t have to go it alone.
For thousands of families in Calgary and area impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, this is where community and empowerment begin. It is never too early or too late to reach out. We provide support and education for our community, acting as a "best friend" and we are proud to provide a helping hand in your time of need.
Education for the community
The effects of dementia can pose a range of challenges including new behaviors and adapting to a new style of communication. As a result of donor support, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary provides education and workshops.
People often reach out either in response to an overwhelming diagnosis, or to help manage the emotional impacts of caregiving. Our social work team provides support via phone or in person. This year they experienced a 12 per cent increase in the number of calls alone.
Adult Day Program
Club 36 (or "Club" as we fondly refer to it), members have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities designed to encourage autonomy, self-esteem and respect. As well, it's a much-needed breather for caregivers.
As a community, we face unprecedented growth in the need for dementia-specific services and support. Your support means we can continue to provide education, care and support for Calgary families.
For more information on the Alzheimer Society of Calgary please visit www.alzheimercalgary.ca.