The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba exists so that all Manitobans affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia receive the help they need today and have hope for the future. As a province-wide organization, the Society seeks to achieve its mission through community awareness; individual, family and professional education; support programs; and research funding.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba provides valuable programs and services to enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their families. Currently, there are more than 20,000 Manitobans living with the disease.
The Society offers supportive counselling; caregiver and professional education; support groups for people with dementia and for their caregivers; public awareness; the Safely Home™ program; the First Link® program and more. The Society is a prominent voice in advocating for change within all levels of government, and is a leading funder of Alzheimer research.
The Alzheimer Society has a variety of community programs for caregivers designed to share the latest in research, community resources and care techniques. The goal is to create an informed and supportive public, thereby enhancing the quality of life for people affected by dementia.
The Alzheimer Society partners with community care providers offering in-service education to professional staff groups at their work sites. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s annual Dementia Care conference offers care providers valuable information about emerging topics in dementia care.
The Alzheimer Society offers support groups for people with dementia and support groups for their caregivers, family and friends. These groups are available for people who want inform themselves with current information that will help improve the quality of life for those living with dementia.
Safely Home® is a nationwide program designed to help find the person dementia who is lost and assist in a safe return home. Developed by the Alzheimer Society of Canada in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a registry stores vital information confidentially on a police database.
The Alzheimer Society plays an important role in advocating for change within our local, provincial and federal governments. By working to influence the programs and services which directly impact people affected, the Society helps improve the quality of life for people living with a diagnosis.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is committed to research funding to help in the search for a cure. Research funding not only drives current research, it also helps to train the next generation of researchers who will continue investigating treatments and cures in the future.
Through phone calls, emails or in-person appointments with Alzheimer Society staff, concerned individuals receive information about dementia, caregiving strategies and community services that can help them throughout the continuum of the disease.
Speakers are available upon request to discuss brain health, the warning signs of dementia or how to support people living with dementia in the community.