How well do you know dementia?


What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is someone who learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into simple actions that can help people with dementia live well.

Become a Dementia Friend

Become a Dementia Friend in three easy steps


You CAN do something about dementia!

You can make a difference today for people living with dementia. Make your gift today to the Alzheimer Society supporting programs and services across Ontario.

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You can also join our team of volunteers.

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“My mother, with Alzheimer’s is still teaching me lessons. And when I’m open to the possibilities, there is much to learn.” – Colleen Jones, curling world champion and a caregiver. Read more
"Those of us who are able should volunteer. If it has to be with supervision, so be it. We still have two feet and a heart." - Bea Kraayenhof, living with Frontotemporal dementia. Read more
"People living with dementia can continue to engage in creative and meaningful ways." - Pia Kontos, Researcher at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network. Read more
“My husband is a loving grandfather, a greeter at our church and a huge Boston Bruins fan. Dementia doesn’t define us.” – Cathy Hurd, caregiver for her husband who has Alzheimer’s. Read more
“Right down to the way he holds a napkin or the way he laughs, he’s still Brad.” – Pam Cross, caregiver for her husband who has dementia. Read more
"There is definitely a stereotype of a person with dementia. We are not all victims. We have a life worth living." Jim Mann, person living with Alzheimer's disease. Read more
"I found out the hard way the importance of not letting my role as my mom's caregiver define me." - Edy Graziani, a caregiver. Read more
"People with Alzheimer's are there. They feel things." - Daniela Coelho, caregiver for her late grandmother. Read more
"There are as many ways for dementia to express itself, and for those affected to deal with it, as there are people in the world." - Roxanne Varey, living with young onset Alzheimer's. Read more
"I'm still the same person I was before my husband's diagnosis. Being a caregiver does not define me." - Rina Clark, caregiver for her husband who has Alzheimer's. Read more
"Some people want to remember the person as they were, and so they don't visit. But my mom is still here. She's still a person and has value." - Cathy Grand, caregiver for her mother. Read more

Last Updated: 08/23/16
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