Help for today, Hope for tomorrow…
HISTORY OF THE SAGRA RAPIDLY-GROWING MOVEMENT
Founded in 1984, the Alzheimer Society of Granby and Region inc. joined the Quebec Federation of Alzheimer Societies and the Canadian Alzheimer Society.
Thanks to our generous supporters, our range of services continues to improve and our team gains professionalism and experience. Thus, we can help more and more people each year.
Today, we offer free and bilingual services in the following categories: consultation and follow-up, group support, workshops, relief/stimulation and awareness.
OUR MISSIONRESPECT HUMAN NATURE
Alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias for the person with the disease and their loved ones.
Support biomedical and psychosocial research to stop the progression of the disease and find a cure.
Protect the rights of those with the disease and make sure they are treated with dignity and respect regardless of the stage of the disease.
OUR visionA GROWING AND EVOLVING KNOW-HOW
The Alzheimer Society of Granby and Region is known for its constant evolving skills and the passion that drives the people who work there. It offers its services in a friendly and caring environment during the different stages of the disease.
Its services are offered in an exceptional environment thanks to its diversity, professionalism and continuous training specific to the disease. The SAGR is active and dynamic throughout its territory.
This vision is based on the principles that the Alzheimer Society of Granby and Region strongly believes that individuals hold an important place in the community, whether or not they are affected by the disease.
Inspired by “La Mémoire des mots” by Jacques Boulerice.
OUR VALUESLISTEN, SHARE AND INFORM
ALZHEIMER MOVEMENT PHILOSOPHY“A DIFFERENT LOOK, A DIFFERENT APPROACH”
We believe that people’s development depends mostly on how we view, consider and perceive them, and it is possible to find ways and interventions to promote fulfillment and hope for a future worth living. These means and interventions can positively influence the course of the disease and give people the resources and strengths to fight it. Through these principles, it is possible to develop a specific approach for people with Alzheimer’s disease. This approach is based on the acknowledgement that any intervention must be driven by the desire to develop, build and maintain a relationship of trust.
Despite the difficulties caused by Alzheimer’s disease, the recognition and satisfaction of basic needs are as vital for people with the disease as for anybody else. However, they need their identity restored and be reassured about their place and importance.
It is important to make these people feel useful and competent. They must be encouraged and motivated to collaborate and actively participate in daily activities to the best of their abilities. They must also gain satisfaction from their contribution to the well-being of those around them.
It is from a different look of people with Alzheimer’s disease that the implementation of a specific approach is meaningful and can be achieved. It has already demonstrated its effectiveness and continues to do so within our movement. It is neither utopian nor unrealistic.
PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE APPROACH FOR THOSE WITH ALZHEIMER
For our organization to respect our mission, our activity coordinators must:
- Be aware of their feelings toward people with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones
- Provide effective work on short, medium and long term
- Always be aware of the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and put them at the centre of concerns and decisions
- Respect the individuality of people with Alzheimer’s
- Respect the values of people with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones
- Respect and stimulate self-expression
- Promote warm and friendly interactions