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The Alzheimer Society Elgin-St.Thomas is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care-partners, and advancing the search for the cause and cure.

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For more information about our programs and services, please contact our office at (519) 633-4396 or 1(888)-565-1111.

About the Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas

The Alzheimer Society Elgin-St.Thomas is the county's leading care and support charity committed to helping people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by:

1. Providing care, support, information and education for people living with dementia and their care-partners
2. Funding research to find a cure
3. Educating decision-makers about the need for improved health care services and qualified health care workers to support people with dementia
4. Increasing awareness of dementia and its impact on the whole family

We offer Help for Today through our programs and services for people living with dementia and their care-partners and Hope for Tomorrow… by funding, research to find the cause and the cure.

Providing Care, Support, Information and Education

Staff provide support programs, educational resources and referral services to assist with care and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Services are free for as long as they are needed. These include:

  • Education and information sessions
  • Support groups
  • Private and family support
  • Early/mid-stage recreation program*

*Some recreational programs are subject to fees.

First Link® is an innovative program that connects people who have been diagnosed and their care-partners with local health professionals across Ontario. They receive information about a diagnosis, day-to-day living, positive approaches to care and how to prepare for the end of life. The program also provides individual support and counselling and links people with the disease to other Alzheimer Society programs and services.

Please contact the Alzheimer Society Elgin-St.Thomas for more information about First Link®

Educating Decision-Makers: No one needs to face this disease alone

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have the potential to overwhelm Ontario's health care system. We campaign for improved health and social services and a workforce qualified to support people living with dementia.

Funding Research

We search for and publish the latest information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, including risk factors, cause and cure for dementias, and how you can help delay the onset or slow the progression of the disease.

Increasing Awareness

We provide education session about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to the public, businesses and organizations, emergency responders, schools, and care-partners.