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Understanding the role of the Alzheimer Society of Canada

The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Alzheimer Societies across the country offer programs and services, research funding, public education and awareness campaigns, and advocacy for people impacted by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

We rely on individual and corporate donors, communities and health-care partners to help us carry out our vital work.

A wealth of supportive resources

We have developed and continually add to a wide range of up-to-date, evidence-based resources—all searchable online at—for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and for health-care professionals.

Our goal is to help people dealing with dementia make informed decisions and live as well as possible, from diagnosis to end of life.

In fact, in this year alone we distributed nearly 1.5 million resources to our provincial and local Alzheimer Society partners who deliver direct services.

Our Moving to long-term care series, for example, offers advice on everything from planning to handling the transition to long-term care for all family members, including printable checklists for evaluating long-term care homes and packing for the move.

Our Meaningful visits tips help you foster closer bonds when you visit someone living with dementia.

And our advice on end-of-life and palliative care can help you support someone in the later stages of the disease.

Learn more

Visit for hundreds of helpful resources and to locate the Alzheimer Society in your community

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I pledge to:

  • BE VOCAL if I hear a joke or other conversations that create stigma.
  • BE PATIENT if I encounter someone with dementia.
  • BE SUPPORTIVE to people living with dementia and their families.

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Give generously

Visit to give online, or phone 1-800-616-8816 to speak with us