Alzheimer Society facts and figures

The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A

Founded in 1981, our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Alzheimer Society accomplishes its mission through programs and services that place a strong emphasis on education, because research shows that families that understand dementia at each stage of the continuum are much better able to cope with the disease and its progress in their lives.

We are a non-profit organization and registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors.  We offer support, education and advocacy for the families of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


The Society was originally founded as a volunteer-run organization. As the years have passed and the need and demand for services has increased, the Society has grown to meet these demands with a current staff of six, consisting of the Executive Director, Fundraising & Volunteer Coordinator, 2.5 Public Education Coordinators and an Administrative Assistant.

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Founded in 1983, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO) is the province’s leading care and research charity committed to helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Alzheimer's research

Research opens the doors of hope for people living with dementia. Alzheimer Society researchers, who include some of the brightest minds in Canada and around the world, have shed light on the causes of the disease, treatments that slow its progress and steps you can take to help prevent its onset.

Disease and impact

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting men and women of all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. It is not a normal part of aging and no one is immune.

    Last Updated: 11/08/2017