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The Alzheimer Society of Ontario offers programs and services to help people living with dementia, care partners, and healthcare professionals get the support they need most.

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Contact your local Alzheimer Society to learn more about the programs and services offered in your community and to access education and information about dementia.

No matter how Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia affects you or your family, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario is here to help by offering a variety of programs and services to help people living with dementia, care partners, and healthcare professionals get the support and answers they need.

Our Programs and Services

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario offers many programs and services that can provide information, resources, education, support, and counseling that will help people living with dementia understand their diagnosis and live well.

Dementia Friendly Communities™

Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario

People with dementia and their care partners have the right to live well in the community, together. With the help of Dementia Friendly Communities™ training, we can create Dementia Friendly Communities™ to better understand the everyday experiences of people living with dementia.

Join us in creating safe and supportive spaces for people with dementia by learning how to create a Dementia Friendly Community here.

Finding Your Way®

Finding Your Way For people with dementia, every step counts

Finding Your Way® helps people living with dementia, their families, care partners, and communities recognize the risks of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.

Find out more here.

First Link®

First Link®/Premier lien®

First Link® is a referral program designed to help connect newly diagnosed people with dementia, their care partners, and families to the support, information, and resources they need as soon as possible.

To learn more about how First Link® can help you, click here.

Minds in Motion®

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of dementia and their care partners.

Find out more about the program and how to join us here!

U-First!®

U-First

U-First!® is a training program designed to help frontline staff develop a common knowledge base, language, and approach to caring for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Click here for more information about U-First!®

The following services may also be available in your community:

  • Individual and family support
  • Peer support groups for persons with dementia and caregivers
  • Brain health activities
  • Educational opportunities to learn about dementia

Please contact your local Alzheimer Society to learn more about these programs and access education and information about dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario

A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia are understood, respected, and supported. Read more about how to be dementia-friendly and how you can help on this page!

Learn more
Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario

Finding Your Way®

Finding Your Way® helps people living with dementia, their families, care partners, and communities recognize the risks of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.

Learn more
Finding Your Way For people with dementia, every step counts

First Link®

First Link® is a referral program designed to help newly diagnosed people with dementia and their families get the help they need as soon as possible.

Learn more
First Link®

Minds in Motion®

Through Minds in Motion®, people living with early to mid-stage dementia will experience meaningful and beneficial socialization and stimulation through a number of appropriate activities. Learn more about the program on this page.

Learn more
A Minds in Motion program in session.

Support by phone

Telehealth Ontario is here to help family care partners by connecting them to Registered Nurses over the phone when regular health services are closed on evenings and weekends. When connected through Telehealth Ontario, you can receive any answers, information, and advice related to areas of health that are of concern.

Learn more
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U-First!®

U-First!® is a training program designed to help frontline staff develop a common knowledge base, language, and approach to caring for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Learn more
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