Across Ontario, the Alzheimer Society is working hard to provide support to individuals living with dementia and their care partners. We know that dementia is already an isolating disease and we want to ensure that everyone has the support they need during these times of social distancing and quarantine.
To do this, the Alzheimer Society has moved to virtual service delivery. Our client support is offered via telephone and OTN, to ensure that those who are already isolated do not become more so during social distancing. We also offer online, live streaming programs including exercises and group check-ins – another way to ensure people have meaningful activities to stay engaged. Our offices remains completely open in a virtual sense and all clients can continue to receive support. This is more challenging, of course, since many of the services previously offered were done in group settings – so now our efforts have multiplied to connect with people individually. We know that the preventative measure put in place are critical – and so is staying connected to our clients. We are still here – and will be throughout – so no one, person living with dementia or care partner, feel alone.