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Dementia Advice

Available through Health Link

Support is just a phone call away

Dementia Advice responds to the immediate needs of persons with dementia living in community settings and their care partners, who require health related advice, education, information on community resources, and emotional support for events that occur during the course of dementia.

Dial 811 for free, confidential, 24/7, dementia expertise and advice.

Health Link staff will assess your needs and provide advice for your immediate concerns. When needed, you will be referred to a specialized dementia nurse for additional advice.

Need Dementia Advice?

Dial 811 to get Dementia Advice, and to find services near you.

To learn more, visit Dementia Advice (service listing).

For other ways to contact us go to ahs.ca/healthlink

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Alzheimer's dementia is the most common type of dementia

Dementia is when people lose mental skills that affect their life. This means people have problems with thinking, reasoning, or remembering.

Dementia often gets worse over time, but it’s different for every person. Some people stay the same for many years, while others lose mental skills quickly.

The chance of having dementia increases as people age, but not everyone gets it. It isn’t a normal part of aging. Watch the video to learn more.

Family Experience.

Family Experience

Joette was getting frustrated trying to help her parents, who live in Winnipeg, find assistance and services, because she felt like she wasn’t getting the right kind of help. When she called Health Link at 811, the nurse suggested she speak to a dedicated Dementia Nurse who could give her advice, guidance and help. Read More

Family Experience.

Support for Caregivers

Alberta Caregiver College® is a virtual college dedicated to providing courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of caregivers to provide for their family member. Read More.

Partnered with the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (SCN) Learn more about the Dementia Advice Project.