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Support programs for dementia caregivers coming to Yarmouth

By Jakob Postlewaite Oct 20, 2022 | 12:13 PM

The Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia says while there are over 17,000 people living with dementia in the province, many are scared of getting help.

Support for dementia caregivers is coming to Yarmouth next month.

The Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia is holding two in-person support programs in the coming months: The Family Caregiver Education Series and a Caregiver Support Group.

Regional Coordinator for Education & Outreach in Digby, Yarmouth & Shelburne, Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc says dementia doesn’t just affect the person diagnosed.

“We call dementia a family disease because it really does entail a lot of assistance as the disease progresses.”

The Family Caregiver Education Series will start on October 31 and run until December 12 while the Caregiver Support Group starts on November third and will meet monthly.

he two programs are being held at Yarmouth’s Municipal offices and you can register by calling 1-800-611-6345.

Hubbard-LeBlanc they are working to improve the lives of those diagnosed.

“If the supports are in place, the right things are set up and if a caregiver is aware of services, it makes the journey that much less challenging.”

Hear the full interview with Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Y95’s The Weekender.


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