The Alzheimer Society of Canada’s response to COVID-19
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, one thing remains constant: Alzheimer Societies across Canada are focused on the health and well-being of Canadians living with dementia and their caregivers and families.
These are challenging times, but the fact is, dementia doesn’t stop and neither do we. Alzheimer Societies across the country continue to provide programs and services in compliance with current and evolving public health guidelines. Wherever possible, these services are being adapted to ensure that those who need our help can still receive it, while ensuring the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers. Please visit your local Alzheimer Society’s website for updates specific to your area.
We recognize that social distancing and self-isolation significantly impact people living with dementia and those who care for them. Please read our blog for guidance and tips on how to prepare and adapt to life with dementia amidst the COVID-19 situation. In addition, your local Alzheimer Society remains available by telephone and email should you have any specific questions.
On a national level, we continue to advocate for improved healthcare resources in the community that better respond to the unique needs of Canadians living with or caring for family members with dementia. We also remain committed to working with the federal government to ensure the speedy implementation of the national dementia strategy.
We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy during this challenging time. More than ever, we are grateful for the dedication of our supporters and volunteers. Thank you for your continued support of our mission and for all you are doing to help fight for a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Our biggest fundraising event, the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, will proceed this year as a virtual event to ensure the safety of our supporters and communities. We look forward to sharing more details with you in the coming weeks.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and implement measures to prioritize the health and safety of all Canadians affected by dementia and our staff and volunteers. Check back here for more updates and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.