About Alzheimer Society of Toronto
The Alzheimer Society of Toronto provides free counselling and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families and caregivers. We deliver specialized training and professional development for frontline health-care providers, and public education and awareness events to increase accessibility to dementia information.
About Alzheimer’s DiseaseAlzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, which causes thinking and memory to become seriously impaired. It is the most common form of dementia.
About DementiaDementia is a syndrome that causes a serious loss of cognitive ability, beyond that of normal aging. Symptoms of dementia include:
- Loss of memory
- Loss of judgment and reasoning
- Difficulties with speech and movement
- Changes in mood and behaviour
It is estimated that 48,000 people live with dementia in the Toronto area, and 564,000 Canadians living with dementia. By 2031, this figure is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 per cent.* For more information, visit www.alz.to
* Prevalence and Monetary Costs of Dementia in Canada, a report by the Alzheimer Society of Canada (2016)