I want to learn about Memory Loss: I Need Support

Lately, you may find yourself having difficulties remembering something. It could be the name of a classmate you used to know, or you could be struggling to do tasks that are familiar to you, like balancing your chequebook. It’s a frustrating feeling, and you may be asking yourself questions like:

  • Why can’t I remember this?
  • Do I have dementia?
  • Do I need to see a doctor?

Getting the answers to these questions can be tricky. The Alzheimer Society of Canada’s website will help you answer these questions and much more.

Our team works closely with geriatricians and family physicians, we encourage individuals concerned about memory loss to speak with their doctor about their memory loss concerns including whether cognitive testing is recommended.

Our team of counsellors are available to help you answer questions about living with memory loss conditions like Mild Cognitive Impairment. They can help you understand the condition, give you practical strategies, help you navigate health care and community services, and support you with future planning.

This service is provided at no cost to you.

Our counsellors are available to meet with you:

  • Over the telephone
  • At your local office
  • In your home
  • Using tele-conferencing software like Zoom

We encourage individuals concerned about memory loss to contact us to discuss their concerns.

Learning the Ropes for Living with MCITM is a program aimed at older adults and their close family members/friends, who are living in the community, and have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

This 6-week learning series is offered in-person and online. The groups are kept small and are offered in a way that everyone learns. The cost is $60 per couple (for the cost of required workbooks).

Through the program, participants will discuss:

  • MCI and lifestyle factors for promoting cognitive health and reducing risk of dementia
  • Memory training involving practical strategies aimed at improving everyday remembering
  • Family support focused on discovering approaches for effectively living with a relative experiencing MCI

We encourage individuals living with mild cognitive impairment and their care partners to contact us about attending this program.

We offer special support groups for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their care partners. Our groups are intended to help you manage the challenges of living with MCI and for care partners supporting someone who is living with MCI. This group will help you to build relationships with others who are experiencing similar changes.

Groups are facilitated by our counsellors and are kept small to allow each participant to learn and share. This group meets once every three months, in-person or virtually. There is no cost to attend this group.

We encourage individuals living with MCI to join this group when they have completed the learning series Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI.