What are some of the community supports and services for someone with dementia?
1. Getting a diagnosis. Support a referral to a geriatrician, geriatric psychiatrist, neurologist, or Geriatric Outreach Team to assist with a diagnosis, cognitive assessments, and medication review and management.
2. Education and Support. Referral for the person or their friends and family to the local Alzheimer Society for education, counselling, support groups, and respite options.
3. CCAC. For community supports for activities of daily living, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology.
4. Engagement for the person with dementia/Respite for the caregiver. Look into options for day programs, short-term respite, 24 hour respite care or homemaking support.