Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias - South West

Dementia is the loss of intellectual functions, such as thinking, remembering and reasoning, of sufficient severity to interfere with a person's daily functioning. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a group of symptoms that may accompany certain diseases or physical conditions. Some of the better known diseases that produce dementia include Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Relief for the caregiver becomes essential when individuals with dementia are unable to care for themselves. Services are available that offer information, support and respite care.

See also Adult Day Programs and Residential Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias.
 
These services serve all or part of South West
Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex   London
Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St Thomas   St Thomas
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce   Owen Sound
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce - Hanover Support Group for Caregivers   Hanover
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce - Kincardine Support Group for Caregivers   Kincardine
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce - Markdale and Flesherton Support Group for Caregivers   Markdale
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce - Meaford and Thornbury Support Group for Caregivers   Thornbury
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce - Owen Sound Support Group for Caregivers   Owen Sound
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce - Port Elgin Support Group for Caregivers   Port Elgin
Alzheimer Society of Huron County   Clinton
Alzheimer Society of Huron County - Clinton Caregiver Support Group   Clinton
Alzheimer Society of Huron County - Exeter Caregiver Support Group   Exeter
Alzheimer Society of Huron County - Goderich Caregiver Support Group   Goderich
Alzheimer Society of Huron County - Wingham Caregiver Support Group   Wingham
Alzheimer Society of Oxford   Woodstock
Alzheimer Society of Perth County   Stratford
Four Counties Health Services - Memory Clinic   Newbury
McCormick Care Group - McCormick Dementia Services   London
Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin - Elgin-St Thomas Office - Community Support Services - Alzheimer and Dementia Services   St Thomas
Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin - Middlesex-Strathroy Office - Alzheimer and Dementia Services   Strathroy

These services are located outside of South West, but provide service to South West.
Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton - Hagersville - Main St S   Hagersville
Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton - Simcoe - Norfolk St N   Simcoe
Alzheimer Society of Ontario   Toronto
Specialized Health Websites caregiverexchange.ca mentalhealth4kids.ca Quest for Quality South West End-of-Life Care Network