COVID-19 – We are here to help

As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves, we are committed to you. We are here to ensure you receive the care and support you need.

Supporting you through COVID-19

Alzheimer Societies across Canada continue to adapt the way they provide support for you and your family during these uncertain times. Please connect with your local Alzheimer Society for more information. Our expert staff are also available to respond to your questions by email or telephone.

Practical advice and information during COVID-19

Whether you are a caregiver or someone with dementia living on your own, use the following information and practical advice to stay healthy and safe through the pandemic.

Better care for all during COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed gaps in dementia care across Canada’s health and long-term care systems. In response, we have brought together the COVID-19 and Dementia Task Force, a team of top researchers, clinicians and dementia specialists from across Canada, to help us address these, and create solutions that will immediately improve care and support for people living with dementia. One of the first priorities we have addressed is the rationing and allocation of lifesaving resources to prevent the discrimination of people with dementia.

We are also working on solutions to better leverage telemedicine, ease caregiver stress, and advocate for improved best practices in long-term care. Our goal is to make dementia care a priority across the country and ensure we have protocols in place to mitigate the effects of future pandemics on people living with this condition.

Check our COVID-19 and Dementia Task Force page for more information.

Donors make all this possible

We are deeply grateful to our donors for their strong outpouring of thoughtful messages and generous donations at a time when those with dementia are relying on our support more than ever. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our mission and for all you are doing to help defeat dementia.

Want to get involved?

You can help us keep pace with the growing demand for the vital information and services we provide to Canadians living with dementia by becoming a fundraiser – right now. It's easy. Register for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's - online. Visit walkforalzheimers.ca

You can also make a difference in other ways. Please visit our Ways to donate page.


Last Updated: 05/06/2020