40 Years of Impact

Join us as we change the conversation about dementia in Nova Scotia.

Since 1983, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia has been here to support Nova Scotians on the dementia journey.

We've come a long way in the past 40 years. We’ve grown from a small group of volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia, to an organization of over 30 staff supporting thousands of clients.

Today, we serve people experiencing any type of dementia, their care partners and the health care professionals who care for them.

As we look to the future, we’re going to change the conversation about dementia in our province. We hope you’ll join us.

Whether you need support or would like to support us, learn more about what we do:

Programs & Services

We are here to provide the information, support and education about dementia you are looking for and to help you find programs and services to meet your needs.

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I.D.E.A. of Belonging

At the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, we believe everyone affected by dementia has the right to live their life the way they want to live it, whether they’re living with the diagnosis or supporting someone who is.

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Fundraise and participate

Your participation in our special events makes a significant difference for those living with the disease through Alzheimer programs and services in your local community.

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Your gift today, will change the quality of life for Nova Scotians with dementia and those who support them.

And, monthly support, would not only place less pressure on your budget but help even more Nova Scotians in the future.

THANK YOU for your support.

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Alzheimer Society. Whether you have just a bit of time or want to volunteer on a regular basis, there are a number of ways you can help.

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Research in Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia, we celebrate, support and promote local research through established partnerships, reviewing research opportunities and making recommendations for future research activities.

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Strategic Plan

Lighting Our Future Path: Strategic Intentions 2022-2027 is the result of extensive community and stakeholder consults and sets a course for our next five years.

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Lighting our Future Path: Strategic Intentions 2022-2027

Annual reports and finances

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia works towards a dementia-friendly society, where people living with the disease are welcomed, acknowledged and included. We share each year's accomplishments in our annual reports.

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2021-2022 Annual Report