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Organization: The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County - Ottawa - The Dementia Society  
Phone Numbers: Ottawa 613-523-4004
Toll-Free: Renfrew County 1-888-411-2067
After Hours: Support for caregivers - Telehealth 1-866-797-0000
Fax: 613-523-8522
Email: info@dsorc.org
Website: www.dementiahelp.ca
Address:
1750 Russell Rd, Ste 1742
Ottawa, ON
K1G 5Z6
Intersection: St Laurent Blvd and Industrial Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, programs and group hours vary
Executives: Paddy Bowen - Chief Executive Director
613-523-4004 ext 3109 * pbowen@dsorc.org
Danielle Mulvihill - Director, Operations and Administration
613-523-4004 ext 3110 * dmulvihill@dsorc.org
Service Description: Caring and supportive counsel, dementia and caregiver information, education, referrals, and help navigating the health and social care system as well as a social, recreational and caregiver peer support.

Programs and services:
  • Dementia Link: telephone-based counselors providing information on dementia, access to dementia education, social and peer support programming as well as local referrals
  • Enhanced Dementia Support Program: coaches available to meet in person to support individuals and families as they access the care system and develop strategies for self-management
  • Renfrew County Dementia Support Program: support, information, referrals, guidance, education and social programs for caregivers and persons with dementia
  • Minds in Action: once-weekly gentle exercise and good fun for dementia partners (caregiver and person with dementia)
  • Thanks for the Memories: music therapy offered once a week for eight weeks
  • Caregiver Peer Support, Supporting Dementia, and Living with Dementia: various support groups and one-on-one discussions for both caregivers and people with dementia
  • Lunch Bunch: social group
  • Dementia Basics: public lecture series providing an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia
  • Between Us: education/discussion for young onset dementia patients and their caregiver
  • Connections: education/discussion for persons 65 years and older with dementia and their caregiver
  • Options for Care: two-part lecture series delivered by the Home and Community Care Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) providing a review of various long-term care options, facilities, eligibility, costs, etc.
  • Transition to Long-Term Care: education and discussion reviewing the challenges faced by people with dementia and their caregivers when waiting for placement in long-term care
  • Care in the Later Stages: lecture series focused on the condition, care needs, communication strategies and behaviour and pain management for individuals in later stages of dementia

Fees: Program * None
Application: Call, e-mail or visit website for more information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with all forms of dementia, their caregivers and family members
Languages: English ; French
Language Note: French reception and programs offered * French interpretation available upon request
Area(s) Served:
Renfrew County ; Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Care for the Caregiver
Community Support Services
Diseases and Conditions Support Groups
Respite Care for Seniors

This information was last completely updated on December 8, 2017

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