National resource library

Through our resource library, you can find a broad range of helpful and informational documents, videos and links related to dementia. We have resources for people living with dementia, families, caregivers, healthcare providers and more.

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Some of these resources are available in print:

  • You can have a copy sent to you by contacting your local Alzheimer Society.
  • Your local Society can also provide you with a comprehensive collection of books, pamphlets, information sheets, videos, DVDs and audio tapes about dementia that may not be listed on this page.
  • They can also give you information on local programs and services that you may find helpful.

Introduction to dementia

What is dementia? Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2020. This one-page document will introduce you to the basic facts around dementia, including the differences between dementia and normal aging, the importance of early diagnosis and what to do if you’re concerned that you or someone you know has dementia.

Also available in other languages:

Indigenous views on dementia

Dementia. Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2020. In addition to providing basic information on dementia, this one-page, downloadable factsheet includes a brief summary of Indigenous views on dementia.

Progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Person-centred care

Living with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia

For first responders

  • First Responder Handbook - This handbook expands on the information above to provide first responders with more details on how to recognize, communicate with and respond to someone with dementia.
  • 10 Communication Tips - This pocket sheet for first responders has helpful tips that anyone can use when talking to a person with dementia.

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Dementia resources

The Alzheimer Society provides many resources for people living with dementia, family members, caregivers, healthcare providers and more.

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Find your Society

No matter where you live in Canada, you have a Society that you can be involved in. Your Society can help and support you with programs, services, education and resources tailored to you.

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National ambassador Roger Marple.

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society can help you face dementia. Use this page as your guide to find support programs, dementia education and resources, referral services and more.

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National dementia ambassador Tanis Rummery.