About the Alzheimer Society of Perth County
A world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
To alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through the development and delivery of support services and education for those affected by dementia and to promote research.
Hope for Tomorrow…
Our dedicated board, staff, and volunteers work toward the common goal of making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Our ongoing efforts are to provide Help for Today through support and education programs, outreach, public awareness and advocacy, and Hope for Tomorrow... by supporting ongoing research working towards advances in detection, treatments, and a cure.
- Formed in 1988
- Incorporated in 2000
- Non-profit charitable organization
- Serves all of Perth County with a population of 75,000 and an area of 846 sq. miles.
- Eight Board Members
- Approximately 350 volunteers
- Associated with ASO, ASC and 30 Societies that make up ASiO (Alzheimer Societies in Ontario)
Programs and services provided to the community include:
- First Link® – linking individuals to learning, services & Support
- Caregiver Support
- Professional Education – Montesorri, Gentle Persuasive Approach
- First Link® Learning Series for Caregivers
Family & Individual Support
Advanced Care Planning
Safely Home – Wandering Persons Registry
Minds in Motion
iPods for Memories
Reducing the Risk
Volunteer Companion Program
The Alzheimer Society of Perth County is a non-profit charitable organization and depends on charitable donations and special events fundraising for the financial support required to continue our work. All donations to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County in the amount greater than $20 are eligible for tax receipts.
The Society receives funding though the Southwest Local Health Integration Network (SWLHIN) to support our education, counseling and First Link programs. A Multi-Sector Accountability Agreement is signed with the SWLHIN.
Memorandum of Understanding - April 30th, 2013
The Alzheimer Societies of Elgin, Grey Bruce, Huron, London-Middlesex, Oxford and Perth are very pleased to announce the signing of an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, April 30th 2013.
The MOU is a collaborative agreement which will strengthen our operational effectiveness and our ability to collectively advocate for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families