Alzheimer Society of Ontario
|Purpose||advocate and public voice, educator and network|
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Alzheimer Society of Canada|
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is a charitable organization working to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and to promote research. It was founded in 1983 and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It consists of 34 local Societies throughout Ontario that provide:
- individual counselling
- educational workshops
- and support groups for caregivers.
The society's vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario receives some funding from the Ontario government as part of the government's "Strategy for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia."
The society provided financial support to the University of Toronto for the creation of the university's Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, and continues to invest in research at the CRND. The support was vital in the discovery of several genes causing Alzheimer's disease, including the presenilin genes.
- Alzheimer's disease
- Alzheimer's Association, based in the United States
- Alzheimer Disease International, based in the United Kingdom
- Alzheimer's Society, based in the United Kingdom
- National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
- Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
- Alzheimer Society of Canada
- Alzheimer Society of Toronto
- Ontario Seniors' Secretariat: January Is Alzheimer Awareness Month January 2, 2006
- Ontario Ministry of Citizenship - Ontario's Strategy for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia
- Canada Helps - Alzheimer Society of Ontario
- Toronto Star, June 13, 2006 - New drug offers hope against Alzheimer's - AZD-103 found by U of T researchers Shown to reverse some damage from disease Part of a research study which is a collaboration between the University of Toronto and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, funded by both federal and provincial research organizations.
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