Programs and services

Find Alzheimer Society Huron Perth resources here: Support, Dementia education, Recreation programs, Referral services and more.

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We are here to help

Our staff and volunteers provide support programs, educational resources, referral services and more to ease the burden of care and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their care partners and families.

Contact the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. We are here to help.
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Experience has shown that the earlier people begin to learn and strategize about living with dementia, the better they are prepared. Earlier preparation can also help care partners and families provide support as the disease progresses.

We hope you will find relief in knowing that you are not alone.

Support programs in Huron and Perth Counties

The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth provides our registered clients with support through our First Link® Program. Click the link below to find information on our support groups and individual or group counselling options. Our aim is to provide a safe place to share information, thoughts, feelings and experiences.

We also help people find programs and services they need, such as day and respite programs, home support and help with the difficult transition to long-term care.

Find First Link® support programs in Huron and Perth Counties

Dementia Education in Huron and Perth Counties

Education is an important part of understanding and learning to live well with dementia. We provide education for many people whose personal or professional lives are impacted by dementia. 

Our Education Hour page offers a listing and direct registration to all or our upcoming free online webinars. These are open to anyone - we look forward to seeing you there! 

See our Dementia Education for Everyone page to see other informative education resources offered at the Alzheimer Society and around the web. 

Our Dementia education for our Registered Clients page describes our ongoing courses for people with dementia or MCI, and directs you to our First Link education series. 

Our Dementia Education for Healthcare Professionals page lists the courses we offer - GPA and U-First! - as well as useful online resources.  

Social Recreation in Huron and Perth Counties

Social recreation is a significant aspect for quality of life. Our social recreation team has many opportunities to get involved and stay connected. 

Minds in Motion®

Through Minds in Motion®, people living with dementia will experience meaningful and beneficial socialization and stimulation through a number of appropriate activities.

Learn more about Minds in Motion®.


In-Home Recreation

To help you manage social distancing during COVID-19, our social recreation team has prepared several downloadable resources, as well as some links that we thought you might like. Our goal is to keep your minds moving while we are isolated from COVID-19.

Safety services

When Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress, the person living with the disease has the potential to go missing. This situation presents a serious safety concern but know that help and support is available.

Finding Your Way®

Finding Your Way® is a website dedicated to helping people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.

Learn more about Finding Your Way®.

Referral Forms

If you are a Healthcare professional and would like to make a referral, please:

  1. Ask your patient or their family member’s permission to forward their name to the Alzheimer Society.
  2. Then, fill out the First Link® Referral Form and return it to the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. Find out more about our First Link® Program here.

Self Referral

If you are concerned that you may have dementia or have been recently diagnosed and are unsure what your next step is, we can help you get the information you need.

Remember, dementia is not a normal part of aging.

  • If you are concerned about any of the early warning signs, talk to your doctor.
  • You know your body and you should speak up if you have worries about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
  • Our list of 10 warning signs can help you identify the signs of dementia.

For help and support with self-referral, please contact us.