I AM EXPERIENCING COGNITIVE CHALLENGES
Upon the announcement of the diagnosis, we understand that you felt anxious and distressed. Listening to you, comforting you and guiding you towards the best resources are our priorities.
Maintaining your dignity and respecting your choices are well-established values at the Alzheimer Society of Granby and region. Our proven approach and our experienced staff will give you the means to tone your cognitive abilities and avoid isolation.
Many programs such as Ressource Moi or Music & Memory as well as stimulating workshops are offered to learn how to live better with the disease and keep your cognitive skills as long as possible.
Music & Memory is a music therapy program. It helps recreate memories thanks to personalized songs and favourite tunes.
This service is successful in the Granby area. Not only does this activity stimulate the brain, but it also helps reduce anxiety, restlessness and increase communication.
SENSIBILISATION ET REPRÉSENTATION COMMUNAUTAIRE
Sensibiliser la population
à la réalité des personnes atteintes de la maladie d’Alzheimer ou d’une maladie apparentée
Diffuser de l’information
sur la maladie et les avancées technologiques en ce qui concerne la découverte d’un remède
Soutenir les personnes touchées
par des troubles cognitifs ainsi que leurs aidants et leurs proches
NOS OUTILS DE SENSIBILISATION PUBLIQUE
Our support services
Do you want to talk to a service worker? It is possible to do this at our offices, on the phone or at home. You will be able to discuss your situation and get all the necessary information that concern you.
This service is offered to the loved ones and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It is also possible to organize meetings with many people.
PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER AND THEIR LOVED ONES
If you have just received the diagnosis, we recommend that you contact us for information, guidance about our services and, above all, support.
We also invite you to consult our resource centre and the one from Canada Alzheimer Society to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Respite and stimulation
This bilingual service of cognitive stimulation activities is offered to people with Alzheimer’s disease or other related cognitive diseases.
Caregivers can get some relief while the person with Alzheimer participates in stimulation workshops given by trained individuals.
Participants must be able to move around on their own or with the help of a walker, maintain continence and be responsive to stimuli.
For more information and to know the dates of the next activities, please contact us at 450 777-3363.
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fridays (every two weeks): 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Improving the quality of life
The Alzheimer Society promotes an approach based on sharing and respect. Its focus is on maintaining the dignity and quality of life of those affected by the disease in every possible way. We believe that quality of life is first and foremost increased through communication and social interactions.
There are 10 workshops and last 2 hours each.
During the first hour, activity coordinators assist you in creating stimulating activities with your loved one.
The second hour is devoted entirely to you. Assisted by a social worker, you will have the opportunity, as a group, to go back on the activity, to share your observations, to improve your knowledge on memory disorders and increase your activity ideas for your next visit with your loved one.
Main objectives of these meetings: strengthen the bonds between the caregivers and the people affected by the disease, equip the caregivers, stimulate people with memory disorders, convey useful information, break down the isolation, experience moments of happiness.
Possible activities: cooking in groups, Olympiads, mosaics, scrapbooking, music and zoo therapy.
Cognitive stimulation workshops are intended for seniors and people in the early stages of Alzheimer who want to keep their brain healthy. They are also for people who want to socialize in a friendly environment while improving their skills to gain, maintain and process information using a computer program.
The program “BrainHQ” is known to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other related diseases by 30%. In addition, it is known to allow safer driving and reduce symptoms associated to depression.
Requirement: You must have followed the program “Memory Workout”