Non-profit organization resources include those provided by the Alzheimer Society of Canada and various national, provincial and city groups. Some Supportive Living and Long-term Care facilities are operated by charitable organizations.
Alzheimer Society of Canada
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is the main non-profit charitable organization providing assistance to people with dementia and their family and caregivers. In spite of its name, this organization provides services for all types of dementia. It is often one of the first points of contact and support for newly-diagnosed people with dementia and their family. They not only provide a wide range of resources but offer much-needed emotional support through one-on-one visits with a staff member as well as through support group sessions. They are also a point of referral from doctors and also refer to other agencies including outreach groups and AHS Home Care. The society website contains a wealth of information for people with dementia, caregivers, health-care professionals, first responders and financial advisors. Alberta and Northwest Territories branch of the society has offices in various cities. The Society also provides a support and referral program and the Asant Café online discussion forum.
Other National and Provincial Groups
- Dementia Advocacy Canada
- Carers Canada
- Canadian Alliance for Long Term Care (CALTC)
- Canadian Home Care Association
- Dementia Connections
- Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation
- Caregivers Alberta
- Caregivers Coalition of Southeast Alberta
- Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA)
Medicine Hat Groups