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Writing a story about dementia or a related topic? On this page, find contact information and resources to help you develop your piece.

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Email: [email protected]
Tel: 416-488-8772
Toll-free: 1-800-616-8816 (valid only in Canada)

Using the information on this website

Please feel free to use the information on this site in your stories. Please acknowledge the Alzheimer Society as the original source. We also encourage you to share our national toll-free number, 1-800-616-8816, and website address, www.alzheimer.ca.

Please note that older media releases, recordings, interviews, and campaign ads may contain numbers that are no longer current. For the most recent statistics, please see our Fact sheets below, as well as our Dementia numbers in Canada page.

Fact sheets

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is committed to providing accurate and reliable data on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Canada.

Statistics listed on this page are the most current available and are updated periodically when new reports and studies are issued.

Language guidelines on dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Canada has developed language guidelines to help tackle the fear and stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We hope that these preferred terms will promote the use of respectful language, and encourage you to use them when writing and reporting.

Learn more about our person-centered language guidelines.

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National statements

Learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s position and perspective on a range of considerations relating to dementia, people living with dementia and their caregivers.

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Using person-centred language

The Alzheimer Society has developed language guidelines for anyone who lives with, supports, or works with a person living with dementia or caregiver. These guidelines can help you promote consistent, respectful language around dementia.

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Person-centred language guidelines.