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Alzheimer Society Montréal

This organization receives funding from L'Appui

Introduction

The Alzheimer Society of Montreal is designed to alleviate the social and personal consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as to promote the research of their causes and remedies.
It provides many services for people with disease, caregivers and professionals across Montreal Island through 17 points of service.

Please note that it is important to contact the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to obtain an appointment.

Contact

  • Address: 4505, rue Notre-Dame Ouest Montréal H4C 1S3
  • Phone: 514-369-0800
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.alzheimer.ca/fr/montreal
  • Areas covered: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, LaSalle, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Le Sud-Ouest, L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Outremont, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Montréal-Est, Mont-Royal, Westmount, Côte-St-Luc, Hampstead, Montréal-Ouest, Dorval, L’île Dorval, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland, Baie d’Urfé, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville
  • All of Montreal Island

Services

Respite

  • Types: In the home
  • In the activity centers
  • Duration: Less than 24 hours
  • Time periods: Daytime (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Cost: $$
  • The cost for in-home respite is determined based on family income. For the activity center, the cost is 20$ per day.
  • Waiting list: Yes
  • Language: French, English
  • Associated transportation service: No
  • Additional information:
    Respite is available in two formats:
    -In-home stimulation respite. This service is provided during the day but may also be available in the evening.
    -Saturday stimulation respite in one of the three specialized activity centers on Montreal Island. The centers are located in Lachine, Ahuntsic and Westmount.

Information and documentation

  • Types: Talks and seminars, Documentation, Online resources, Information phone service
  • Themes: The disease, The caregiver's role, Older persons, Difficult behaviours, Communicating with a loved one, Work/life balance, Legal and tax information, Government programs and services, Community services
  • Time periods: Daytime (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Evening (4 p.m. to midnight)
  • Location: At the organization, Various points of service on Montreal Island
  • Cost: Free, $$
  • Language: French, English
  • Associated respite service: No
  • Associated transportation service: No
  • Additional information:
    The information and documentation are presented in the following formats:
    -Talks
    -Documentation center
    -Website documentation
    -Telephone information service


Training activities

  • Types: Themed workshops
  • Themes: The disease, The caregiver's role, Difficult behaviours, Communicating with a loved one, Work/life balance, Resources available
  • Time periods: Daytime (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Evening (4 p.m. to midnight)
  • Location: At the organization, Various points of service on Montreal Island
  • Cost: Free, $$
  • Language: French, English
  • Associated respite service: No
  • Associated transportation service: No
  • Additional information:
    The training activities are offered in the following formats:
    -Weekly information and support group for people with the disease and their loved ones
    -Alzheimer Cafés (free, open to all, no registration required): an informal and inclusive meeting space for anyone who wants to socialize and discuss aspects of life with cognitive impairment
    -Training for health workers

Support

  • Types: Individual support, Group support
  • Time periods: Daytime (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Evening (4 p.m. to midnight)
  • Location: In the home, At the organization, Various points of service on Montreal Island
  • Cost: Free, $$
  • Language: French, English, Italian and Spanish
  • Associated respite service: No
  • Associated transportation service: No
  • Additional information:
    There are many self-help and support activities:
    -Consultation: Free and confidential, consultations help the people with the disease and their loved ones learn strategies and acquire knowledge and skills on various topics (information on the disease, communication strategies, planning for the future, etc.)
    -Art-therapy for people living with the disease
    -Monthly support groups for people with the disease and their loved ones
    -Bereavement support group
    -Meditation group for caregivers
    -Art Links program in partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    -Tales and Travels workshops
    -Wolfelele Project

Additional information

The organization also offers the MedicAlert® Safely Home® program. This Canada-wide program was designed to help identify persons who are lost and assist with their safe return home.

Various points of service (17) are available to meet the needs of people across Montreal Island. These points of service are locations where the Alzheimer Society of Montreal offers its consultation services, by appointment, as well as various support groups.


Last updated March 19, 2018