Alzheimer Society of Ontario

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Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Abbreviation ASO
Formation 1983
Type Alzheimer charity
Legal status active
Purpose advocate and public voice, educator and network
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Region served
Ontario
Official language
English, French
Parent organization
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Website http://www.alzheimerontario.ca

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.

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