Alzheimer Caregivers Support Resources

Web resources of Canadian organizations in Peel offering services to persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia, non-professional caregivers, and the elderly.

Alzheimer Society Peel

www.alzheimer.ca/en/peel

The Alzheimer Society provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease, families, physicians and healthcare providers.

Alzheimer Society of Canada
www.alzheimer.ca
The Alzheimer Society provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease, families, physicians and healthcare providers.
Alzheimer’s Foundation for Care-giving in Canada
www.alzfdn.ca
Providing a range of services and programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s and the families, and advocating both locally and nationally for funding, support and programs benefiting people with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.
Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)
www.carp.ca
A Canadian website geared to life as a senior in Canada, CARP takes an online magazine approach to providing helpful information on topics relevant to retired Canadians. A source of helpful products and resources, this website also features advocacy, benefits, and community information for members. Provides links to www.50plus.com, another online magazine for seniors, and www.seniors.ca, a web portal with links to many different sites relevant to Canadian seniors.
Canadian Caregiver Coalition
www.ccc-ccan.ca
The national voice for the needs and interests of family caregivers, they are a bilingual, not-for-profit organization made up of caregivers, caregiver support groups, national stakeholder organizations and researchers. The work of the CCC-CCAN involves: advocacy, research, education, resource development and communication.
Canadian Virtual Hospice
www.virtualhospice.ca
The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an online, interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss. It provides insight from many different perspectives, serving patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and volunteers.
Dementia Guide
www.dementiaguide.com
A practical website to help people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers understand, recognize, record and track their symptoms through an interactive, online tool which is accessible with a subscription.
Elder Care Canada
www.eldercarecanada.ca
An advice and action consulting service aimed at ‘adult children’ seeking advice and hands-on help for all aspects of care for aging parents. Toronto-based, its services are available to clients across Canada, as well as internationally.
Long Term Care
www.ltcplanningnetwork.com
A Canadian web portal with lots of resources for caregivers and professional advisers on caring for an elderly family member. Users can order books and CD’s on long-term care, as well as sign up to attend different seminars on the subject. Additional websites for caregivers and professional advisers included on the site are:
www.caregiver.ca, a caregiver network for families and formal care providers.
www.howtocare.com , a Canadian site to help caregivers manage the realities of caring for an aging parent, a chronically ill spouse or friend, and themselves.
www.ltcplanningcentral.com, featuring resources for professional advisors on financial, legal and accounting issues.
www.ltcnewsandviews.com, a source of free information for professional advisors.
Seniors Zen
www.seniorszen.com
A free resource for finding local senior housing in Canada, with information on Independent Living, Home Care, Residential Care Homes, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care, and Nursing Homes in all Canadian provinces.
Veteran’s Affairs Canada – Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
www.vac-acc.gc.ca/clients/sub.cfm?source=health/dementia
A Canadian government site with useful information on the disease and how to care for Alzheimer’s patients.

General Care-giving Resources

Canadian Association For Community Care
www.cacc-acssc.com

Canadian Caregiver Coalition
www.ccc-ccan.ca

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs Canada
www.vac-acc.gc.ca

VON Canada
www.von.ca

Provincial Care-giving Resources
ONTARIO

Tapestry House, Ottawa (613) 562-9628
www.tapestryhouse.ca

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