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.
With a network of 30 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.
Staff and volunteers in 30 Alzheimer Societies across Ontario provide support programs, educational resources, and referral services to help caregivers 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.
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 a 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.
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.
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.
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.