About the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton
The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton provides service throughout all four counties including the communities of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, Haliburton, Minden, Cobourg, Port Hope, Campbellford, Havelock and Millbrook.
It is estimated that more than 7,500 people in our catchment area have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. This number is expected to grow to more than 15,500 by the year 2036.
The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton provides supportive services at no charge to families and individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The Society also provides a range of public education services within the communities that we serve, as well as educational opportunities to those living with dementia and those supporting persons with dementia including family members, caregivers, and professionals.
The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton graciously acknowledges funding received from the Central East LHIN, and from the kindness and generosity of public and corporate donations in order to continue to provide these important programs and services at no cost to our clients.
Support from Central East LHIN
The Alzheimer Society provides:
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
With a network of 38 societies across Ontario, 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:
Memory clinics for early detection
Education and information sessions
Private and family support
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.
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
2. Hope for Tomorrow: Raising funds for world-class research
For 25 years, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario has made research to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease a top priority. Since we receive no government funding, it is only through the support of private donors that we are able to fund research that is key to understanding, preventing and finding a cure for this devastating illness.
The Alzheimer Society Research Program, a collaborative effort between the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), its provincial affiliates, partners and donors provides Research Grants and Training Awards to support the vital work of Canadian investigators in:
Biomedical research into the causes and cure for Alzheimer's disease
Research into social and psychological aspects of the disease, including caregiving, family support and long-term care.
ASO is also a co-founder and lead funder of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (at the University of Toronto). The Centre provides international leadership in research, education and discovery related to neurodegenerative diseases.
3. 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.
4. 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.