About the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County

Founded in 1999, the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County is  committed to helping people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by:

1. Providing care, support, information and education for people living with dementia
2. Educating decision-makers about the need for improved health care services and qualified health care workers to support people with dementia
3. 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 Hope for Tomorrow® by funding research to find the cause and the cure.

1. Help for Today: Care and support

Our staff and volunteers provide support programs, educational resources and referral services to ease the burden of care and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. These include:

Memory clinics for early detection

  • Education and information sessions

  • Support groups

  • Private and family counselling

First Link® is an innovative program that connects people who are newly diagnosed with local health professionals across Ontario. Ontarians living with dementia receive information about 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.

More information about First Link®

MedicAlert® Safely Home®helps police find people with dementia who are missing. It is a nationwide program developed by the Alzheimer Society of Canada in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. For more information or to register, visit

MedicAlert® Safely Home®

2. 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 with dementia.

3. Awareness: Offering the latest information

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

For more information about any of our programs and services, please visit our website www.alzheimerdufferin.org, email - [email protected], or call 519-941-1221.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017