The Alzheimer Society is a nationwide, not-for-profit health organization dedicated to helping people affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Society consists of a national office, 10 provincial organizations and more than 140 local offices across the country. The Society develops and provides support and educational programs and information for people with the disease, their families, caregivers and members of the health-care team.
Founded in 1991, the mission of the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is to improve the quality of life of individuals who are affected or who may become affected by Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers.
The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts covers a large geographic region of the North West of Ontario. These communities include Kenora and Rainy River Districts: Red Lake, Ear Falls, Sioux Lookout, Hudson, Ignace, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Fort Frances, Emo, Rainy River, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Kenora, along with Fifty One First Nation Reserves.
Help for today is provided through family support and education programs that include one-to-one and family support, group support sessions, and outreach programs such as caregiver respite, public awareness, and advocacy. Hope for tomorrow is provided by supporting ongoing research towards advances in detection, diagnosis, treatment and a cure.