Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is closely monitoring developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Supporting the health and wellbeing of our local community is our highest priority.

This can be a difficult and isolating time for people. We are open, call us if you have any questions or want to talk. Call 204-943-6622 (Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba) or email support@alzheimer.mb.ca.

We are tracking updates and recommendations issued by the Manitoba Public Health website and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). You can also visit CBC News Interactives for the latest advisories, updates and cancellations in Manitoba.  If there are any impacts on any aspect of our work as a Society, we will release timely updates via our website.

Steps to Slow the Spread

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus we are taking extra precautions to ensure bathrooms, doorknobs and other surfaces are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.

In an effort to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we are taking the following steps:

  • Limiting in-person meetings and instead encouraging families to connect with our support team by phone or email.
  • Postponing all family and public education events for the time being.
  • Postponing support groups for caregivers and for persons with dementia for the time being.
  • Cancelling Minds in Motion® spring sessions.
  • Encouraging support group participants to reach out to support staff should they need information or support.
  • Increasing our capacity to connect with families by phone.
  • Encouraging anyone who is not feeling well or who has recently travelled to an affected area to refrain from coming in to the office, including staff and volunteers.
  • In addition, our partners have advised that Art to Inspire at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Now and Then at the Manitoba Museum and Vivace Voices at the Canadian Mennonite University will all be postponed for the time being.

Caregiver Tips

Click here for some helpful information we have compiled about COVID-19 and dementia. We will continue to add as we gather more information.

During this time, we urge you to consider offering a helping hand to those who may be experiencing increased isolation as a result of current circumstances. Simple gestures such as a phone call or an offer to pick up some groceries can make a real difference to someone who lives alone or is unable to leave their home.

Questions?

If you have questions about programs, services or how to help us reach those who are isolated, call us 204-943-6622 in Winnipeg or 1-800-378-6699 in Manitoba.

Concerned about your symptoms or the health of the person you are caring for? Please call Health Links – Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.