Support Groups for People with Dementia

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Having a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or supporting a person with this diagnosis, can be incredibly demanding.

People in this situation experience a variety of feelings.

The demands of the disease can make it difficult to stay in touch with friends and family, and can lead to loneliness and isolation.

Our weekly support groups for people with dementia provides participants an opportunity to:

  • Learn about living with dementia and its progression,
  • Share feelings and common experiences,
  • Exchange practical coping strategies, and
  • Participate in discussions.

While in-person Support Groups remain on hold in response to the COVID pandemic, virtual Support Groups are being piloted throughout much of Manitoba to ensure that you have access to support and information during these uncertain times.

In the meantime, if you need to talk, please don’t hesitate to call client support at 204-943-6622 (Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba) or email support@alzheimer.mb.ca.

We will continue to work to best support you and update our website as new developments happen.

 

ON HOLD:

In Winnipeg, Support Groups meet weekly on Wednesdays & Thursdays and bi-weekly on Tuesdays. All groups meet from 10 – 11:30 am at the Alzheimer Society Provincial Office located at 10-120 Donald St.

Please call the Client Support Coordinator at 204-943-6622 ext. 229 for further details.

In Brandon, there is a biweekly support group for people with dementia available on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m. at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Westman office at 457-9th St.

Please call 204-729-8320 or email wmprog@alzheimer.mb.ca for further details.

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Support Groups for Family and Friends
Support Groups for Family and Friends

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