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This program is generously supported by the Sifton Family Foundation and the Westminister College Foundation. 

First Link® - What is it?

First Link® offers a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Facilitated by our Registered Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals, participants are offered an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on the same journey.
For an overview of all First Link® programs, click here

First Steps for People with Dementia

First Steps helps individuals newly diagnosed with a dementia understand their diagnosis and the changes they experience. This series will also offer participants an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on a similar journey.

2018 ASLM Office (2:00 - 4:00pm):  Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14
For more information about our next First Steps taking place at the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex office, click here.
 

First Steps for Care Partners

This four week module of the First Link Learning Series provides an introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and is intended for the care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. Facilitated by registered health professionals and utilizing expert guest speakers, topics covered include: types of dementia, changes in the brain, coping strategies, planning for the future, managing risks and community resources.

2018 ASLM Office Session 1 (6:00 - 8:00pm): Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
2018 ASLM Office Session 2 (2:00 - 4:00pm): Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14
2018 Salvation Army (1:00 - 3:00pm): Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14


Care Essentials

Care Essentials will offer family caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia problem solving strategies and approaches for communication. This series will also offer participants several useful avenues for support, all of which can strengthen their ability to provide care.

2018 ASLM Office (10:00 - 12:00 noon): Feb. 9, 16, 23 March 2
 

Options for Care

Options for Care will help family caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia evaluate their current care giving needs and explore other possible care options available, including long term care. For more information about our next Options for Care, taking place at the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex office, click here.

2018 ASLM Office (10:00 - 12:00 noon): Apr. 6, 13, 20

 

Care in the Later Stages

Care in the Later Stages will help family caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia understand what to expect in the later stages of dementia. The series will also explore how participants can provide comfort to the person with dementia as well as review the experiences of grief and loss.  

2018 ASLM Office (10:00 - 12:00 noon): May 4, 11, 18

 

Virtual First Link

A six week Learning Series course delivered via the Ontario Telemedicine Network (a video conferencing service) to centralized locations throughout London and Middlesex County. Through these video conferencing sessions, you’ll learn how dementia changes the brain, how to manage risks and behaviours, effective communication strategies and other important dementia and caregiving information. 

Craigwell Gardens Via OTN (10:00 - 11:30am): Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7
VON Strathroy Via OTN (10:00 - 11:30am): Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7
Four Counties Health Services Via OTN (10:00 - 11:30am): Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7
Dearness Home Via OTN (10:00 - 11:30am): Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7