Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Address: 20 Eglinton Ave W, 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8
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Phone: 416-322-6560
Fax: 416-322-6656
Email: write@alzheimertoronto.org
Website: www.alzheimertoronto.org
Predominant Culture: Interpretation services can be arranged in 75+ languages.
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LHIN: Toronto Central
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: Persons with dementia, their caregivers, family and friends.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Individual or family counselling is available for those who are experiencing grief as a result of dementia symptoms or the loss of a person with dementia.
Referrals can be made to the counselling program as required. These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, office appointment and limited outreach.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: For persons with dementia and their caregivers.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Counsellors provide limited case management, including support, education and referral to dementia specific and dementia friendly supportive services.
These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, office appointment and limited outreach.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service
Population Served: For persons with dementia and their caregivers.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Counsellors provide limited case management, including support, education and referral to dementia specific and dementia friendly supportive services.
These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, office appointment and limited outreach.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service
Population Served: Persons with dementia, their caregivers, family, friends, professionals and the general public.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Counselling is available on a variety of issues such as how a diagnosis is made, understanding the disease, immediate and future care of the person with dementia, family concerns, stress management and coping strategies.
These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, office appointment and limited outreach.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: For persons with dementia and their caregivers.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Counselling services are available to individuals experiencing a dementia-related crisis.
These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: Persons with dementia, their caregivers, family, friends, professionals and the general public.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Counselling is available on a variety of issues such as how a diagnosis is made, understanding the disease, immediate and future care of the person with dementia, family concerns, stress management and coping strategies.
These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, office appointment and limited outreach.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service for most programs.
Dementia Certification Training Program - $100.00
Population Served: Persons with dementia, their family members, professional caregivers and the general public.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Workshops for Persons with Dementia and their Family Members:
Educational workshops are offered for people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease as well as their family members.
Creative Therapy Workshops are offered to people in the early stage of AD & their family members - visits to the AGO, afternoons at the Toronto Symphony, as well as sessions in : Nia, Yoga, Drumming, Dance & Movement . Family Workshops:
Designed for family members to increase their understanding of dementia. Workshops are offered throughout the year on topics such as: the early, middle and late stages of the disease, caregiver stress, coping strategies, immediate and future care, Advance Care Planning.

Training for Professionals:
Our Public Education Coordinators offer training programs for the Metro Toronto Police and formal caregivers of persons with dementia who work in a variety of settings including long term care homes, retirement homes, supportive housing, community agencies and private homes.
Dementia Certification Training Program:
12 hour program includes training on U-First! Program, is available for Healthcare Providers (PSWs and other frontline workers), Social Workers, and Nurses.

Forums:
Educational forums, symposia, Research nights are held throughout the year. The Andreae Alzheimer Lecture is held annually in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting.

Public Awareness:
We offer free information sessions, education seminars and displays for community groups and agencies, businesses, places of worship and the general public.
Visit our website for full details on the programs available. Please check the Events Page for upcoming events.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: Persons diagnosed with dementia before the age of 65, their caregivers, family and friends.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
The counsellors provide support, education and referral to dementia specific and dementia friendly supportive services.
An ongoing support group is available for family members of individuals with early onset dementia. Please conact our counselling staff for complete details.
Last Updated: December 2012
definition
Cost: Free service for most programs.
Dementia Certification Training Program - $100.00
Population Served: Persons with dementia, their family members, professional caregivers and the general public.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Workshops for Persons with Dementia and their Family Members:
Educational workshops are offered for people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease as well as their family members.
Creative Therapy Workshops are offered to people in the early stage of AD & their family members - visits to the AGO, afternoons at the Toronto Symphony, as well as sessions in : Nia, Yoga, Drumming, Dance & Movement . Family Workshops:
Designed for family members to increase their understanding of dementia. Workshops are offered throughout the year on topics such as: the early, middle and late stages of the disease, caregiver stress, coping strategies, immediate and future care, Advance Care Planning.

Training for Professionals:
Our Public Education Coordinators offer training programs for the Metro Toronto Police and formal caregivers of persons with dementia who work in a variety of settings including long term care homes, retirement homes, supportive housing, community agencies and private homes.
Dementia Certification Training Program:
12 hour program includes training on U-First! Program, is available for Healthcare Providers (PSWs and other frontline workers), Social Workers, and Nurses.

Forums:
Educational forums, symposia, Research nights are held throughout the year. The Andreae Alzheimer Lecture is held annually in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting.

Public Awareness:
We offer free information sessions, education seminars and displays for community groups and agencies, businesses, places of worship and the general public.
Visit our website for full details on the programs available. Please check the Events Page for upcoming events.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: Persons with dementia, their caregivers, family, friends, professionals and the general public.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Counselling Program:
Our counselling services are provided by Registered Social Workers.
Counselling is available on a variety of issues such as how a diagnosis is made, understanding the disease, immediate and future care of the person with dementia, family concerns, stress management and coping strategies.
The counsellors can also provide referrals to the appropriate dementia specific and dementia friendly services.
These services are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, office appointment and limited outreach.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service. Materials are available for loan or reference.
Population Served: Open to the public. Materials can be borrowed by anyone residing in Ontario if resources are not available locally.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: Resource Centre:
The Resource Centre provides loans of books and DVDs, equipment for viewing videos and DVDs, and a quiet place to study.
Our collection includes books, DVDs, reference materials, journals, children's materials, non-English resources related to living with dementia and various aspects of caregiving (by families and health care professionals).
Our Online Catalogue provides information on materials both in the collection and available on the internet (2,200+ online books, videos, audiofiles, websites) in 90+ languages.
Our InformationSpecialist is available to assist with choosing the most appropriate resources, answering information questions and to conduct literature searches.
Loan policies: 2 week loan period, with renewals available upon request.

Free Information Resources:
Brochures and information sheets on issues related to dementia are available for distribution to clients and/or family members; they can be picked up at our office or we can mail them to you. Samples of these materials and order forms are available on our website.

Alert e-newsletter:
You can subscribe to receiveour monthly e-newsletter of news and upcoming events.

For more information on the services and resources available through our Resource Centre, visit our website, call 416-640-6320 or email mcameron@alzheimertoronto.org

This service is available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended hours Tuesdays until 8:30 p.m (until end of May, restarting in September) . Please call ahead if you wish to book an appointment or need entry assistance after 5 pm on Tuesday nights.
Last Updated: March 2013
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: For family caregivers.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: The support groups are facilitated by our counsellors who are Registered Social Workers.
Ongoing monthly support groups include: Alzheimer's disease, Early Onset (diagnosed before 65), Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Young Caregivers (teens).
An informal caregiver group is also offered in conjunction with a support group for individuals with early stage dementia.
Pre-registration is required. Please contact our counselling staff for more information.
Last Updated: December 2012
definition
Cost: Free service
Population Served: For family caregivers.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: The support groups are facilitated by our counsellors who are Registered Social Workers.
Ongoing monthly support groups include: Alzheimer's disease, Early Onset (diagnosed before 65), Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Young Caregivers (teens).
An informal caregiver group is also offered in conjunction with a support group for individuals with early stage dementia.
Pre-registration is required. Please contact our counselling staff for more information.
Last Updated: December 2012
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Cost: Free service.
Population Served: For persons in the early stage of dementia.
Area Served: Metropolitan Toronto
Additional Information: The support groups are facilitated by our counsellors who are Registered Social Workers.

Ongoing support group for individuals with early stage dementia is offered in conjunction with an informal caregiver group .
Pre-registration is required. Please contact our counselling staff for more information.
Last Updated: December 2012
 

Organizations in Toronto offering dementia related programs and services are invited to send us the details so that they can be posted on our website - just complete our survey.
Send the survey or updates to your current information to Margaret Cameron at: mcameron@alzheimertoronto.org or tel: 416-640-6320.

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This website is sponsored by Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Contact us: write@dementiatoronto.org