Alzheimer Society of Canada The Alzheimer Society is the leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Active in communities right across Canada, the Society offers 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.

Locations:
Toronto | http://www.alzheimer.ca/
Industries:
Healthcare Facility
Contact Information:
Rosanne Meandro
Director of Communications
Tel: 416-847-8920
[email protected]

Suzanne Tobin
Chief Marketing Communications Officer
Tel: 416-847-2957
[email protected]

Latest

May 07, 2020, 05:59 ET IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's will unite Canadians online this year

TORONTO, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - This year the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is moving online, culminating in a live streaming national event on Sunday, May 31 that will connect Canadians and ...


Jan 06, 2020, 06:00 ET Canadians living with dementia break silence on stigma in Alzheimer Society campaign: "I live with dementia. Let me help you understand."

Affected Canadians urge acceptance and better support TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadians living with dementia are going public for a third consecutive year in an effort to change hearts and...


Oct 22, 2019, 15:00 ET Alzheimer Society of Canada encouraged by research news

Biogen and Eisai to submit aducanumab results in early Alzheimer's disease to U.S. FDA Over half a million Canadians with dementia require accelerated research and new treatments TORONTO, Oct. 22,...


Sep 26, 2019, 06:00 ET Alzheimer Society of Canada awards $2.1 million to Canadian dementia researchers and launches new competition

"We're bracing for a sharp increase in the number of Canadians with dementia." TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased to announce that it has invested $2.1 million ...


Sep 09, 2019, 05:59 ET Calling on all federal parties: Canada needs a fully-funded national dementia strategy

Alzheimer Society campaign encourages Canadians to speak out TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society is urging Canadians to get involved in the federal election by writing their...


Apr 17, 2019, 11:30 ET IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's kicks off this spring across Canada

Alzheimer Society and IG Wealth Management join forces to raise funds and awareness for Canadians with dementia TORONTO, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society is delighted to partner with IG...


Mar 20, 2019, 11:12 ET Alzheimer Society welcomes $50 million funding for national dementia strategy

A significant milestone for Canadians living with dementia and their families TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased that the Federal budget released on Tuesday,...


Jan 07, 2019, 05:59 ET Canadians with dementia lead Alzheimer Society campaign: "Yes. I live with dementia. Let me help you understand."

Across the country, brave and passionate voices come together to challenge attitudes and stop stigma. TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - "Life has lots of bumps in the road. My dementia is just one of...


Sep 05, 2018, 06:00 ET Alzheimer Society launches first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Charter written by and for people living with dementia TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased to officially launch the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights...


Jul 19, 2018, 06:00 ET New poll: Dementia ranks as Ontarians' top concern as they age

TORONTO, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ - When it comes to aging, 67 per cent of Ontarians say dementia or cognitive decline is a top concern according to a new online poll from CARP and the Alzheimer Society...


Jun 19, 2018, 06:00 ET Alzheimer Society Research Program awards $2.9 million to Canadian researchers

Annual competition advances critical and needed research TORONTO, June 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is pleased to announce it has awarded $2.9 million to 29...


Jun 05, 2018, 05:59 ET Alzheimer Society and MedicAlert Foundation Canada helping people with dementia live well in their communities

MedicAlert® Safely Home® TORONTO, June 5, 2018 /CNW/ - For anyone living with dementia, a simple walk in their neighbourhood can put them at risk. As the disease progresses, changes in the brain will ...


Apr 25, 2018, 05:59 ET Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's national sponsorship to raise vital funds for Canadians living with dementia

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society is pleased to welcome Investors Group as its first-ever national title sponsor for the Walk for Alzheimer's, the Society's annual nationwide...


Apr 03, 2018, 00:01 ET Too many Canadians face lack of understanding, support from others when caring for a family member with dementia

Alzheimer Society asks public to show their support this National Carers Day TORONTO, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - A recent study from the Alzheimer Society reveals that 1 in 5 Canadians have experience...


Jan 07, 2018, 23:59 ET Almost 50% of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia, says new survey

Alzheimer Society campaign aims to end stigma TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society announced today that while awareness about dementia has increased, stigma and negative attitudes...


Sep 12, 2017, 06:00 ET Alzheimer Society Research Program provides $3.4 million boost to dementia research

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is pleased to announce it has awarded $3.4 million to Canadian researchers through this year's research competition to...


Aug 22, 2017, 06:00 ET Brew up funds for your local Alzheimer Society

Alzheimer Coffee Break® kicks off World Alzheimer's Day TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - On September 21, World Alzheimer's Day, Canadians are invited to take part in Coffee Break®, the Alzheimer...


Jun 22, 2017, 15:06 ET Canada to become 30th country with national dementia strategy

TORONTO, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada celebrates the passage of Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Canada will now ...


Apr 27, 2017, 18:08 ET Alzheimer Society of Ontario applauds Government of Ontario's investment in a provincial dementia strategy

TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Ontario commends Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister Charles Sousa and Minister Eric Hoskins for their commitment to invest more than $100...


Apr 18, 2017, 06:00 ET Walk the talk! Sign up for the Walk for Alzheimer's

Be a voice for change and fundraise for Alzheimer's and other dementias TORONTO, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Three out of four Canadians know someone with dementia. It touches so many homes in every...


Apr 04, 2017, 06:00 ET Alzheimer Society acknowledges National Carers Day, commends Prime Minister Trudeau for recognizing caregivers

TORONTO, April 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada joins Carers Canada and its partners to applaud Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for recognizing the 8.1 million carers in Canada through a ...


Jan 10, 2017, 05:59 ET Are you #InItForAlz? Alzheimer Society kicks off Alzheimer Awareness Month with new campaign

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Each year, 25,000 Canadians hear the words, 'you have dementia.' But dementia is more than just numbers. Friends, families and members of our communities all experience ...


Dec 14, 2016, 09:22 ET University of Toronto researcher receives The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women's Brain Health and Aging

OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Women today suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men, and an astonishing 70 percent of new Alzheimer's patients are women. The fact that these...


Nov 15, 2016, 13:50 ET Alzheimer Society of Canada applauds Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology's Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-Friendly Communities

A clear path forward for dementia in Canada TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada is thrilled to welcome the latest report from the Standing Senate Committee on Social...


Nov 07, 2016, 05:59 ET MedicAlert Foundation Canada and Alzheimer Society of Canada announce Good Samaritan Award

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - To mark National Senior Safety Week, the MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada have launched a Good Samaritan Award to foster greater...