About the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas

The Alzheimer Society Elgin-St.Thomas is the county's leading care and support charity 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. 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 Hope for Tomorrow… by funding research to find the cause and the cure.

1. Help for Today: Care and support

Staff 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. Services are free for as long as they are needed. These include:

  • Education and information sessions

  • Support groups

  • Private and family support

  • Early stage support group
  • Coffee Group

2. 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.

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

3. Medic Alert® Safely Home® helps police find people with dementia who are missing. For more information or to register, visit Safely Home.

4. 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.

5. 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 email [email protected], or call 519-633-4396/1-888-565-1111.

Last Updated: 12/05/2018