Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories



What We Do

The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (AS AB/NT) is here to help you navigate a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Over 50,000 Albertans and Northwest Territorians are living with dementia; almost 1% of the total population. By 2043, if nothing changes, it is expected this will increase to 225,000, almost 3.5% of the population. There is currently no known cause or cure for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, but there is hope for creating a better tomorrow.

Serving Alberta and the Northwest Territories, the Society offers a network of educational and support services for people diagnosed with dementia and their care partners, builds partnerships with health professionals and the community, and advances research into effective treatments and finding a cure for this devastating disease.

How We Help

Our Society links individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to a community of learning, information, and support.

  • First Link® – Connects people with dementia and their families to information, support services, and education following diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and throughout the progression of the disease.
  • Individual Support – Provides an opportunity for people to ask our staff questions related to their situation and get connected to services available in their community.
  • Support Groups – Allows individuals and care partners to receive support, connection, and understanding, either in-person or via live video conferencing, with others impacted by dementia.
  • Education – Offers individuals and care partners with evidence-based dementia information that provides more confidence, increased knowledge, and better strategies for living well with dementia.
  • Research – Funds research focused on finding treatments, causes, a cure, and improving quality of life.
  • Awareness – Ensures that people are aware of the warning signs, learn ways to reduce the risk of dementia, and know where to turn for help.

Our Impact

Each year the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories supports thousands of individuals who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Our services are built to connect individuals and families touched by dementia to a community of learning, information, and support and help them as they navigate a diagnosis of dementia.  We support them throughout the entire continuum of care from diagnosis to end of life.  We also fund world-class research.

All our services are offered free of charge, which is only made possible through the generosity of donors like you.

“Without the support of the Alzheimer Society, I honestly do not know where Hugh and I would be. I have learned so much about Alzheimer’s disease, how to best take care of [my husband] and myself, and how to prepare myself for the road ahead.” – Debby, Alzheimer Society client

How your gift will be used

We are facing a future where the number of individuals living with dementia will increase and the demand for support will grow. Your legacy gift will provide help for today through our education programs and support services and support the research and innovation that will provide hope for tomorrow.

Your gift will:

  • Provide help for today through training, education, resources, and navigational support for people living with dementia and care partners.
  • Provide meaningful opportunities to develop community supports and access to programming.
  • Help others understand what dementia is and how to support a better quality of life for those living with dementia through public education and awareness efforts.
  • Support world-class research to help provide hope for tomorrow – to improve quality of care, improve quality of life and ultimately find a cause and cure.

“Donors can make a meaningful gift through their Will that reflects their values and beliefs. We hope you will consider speaking with your family and consulting with your professional advisors about making a gift in your Will to help others through their journey with dementia.George Andrews, Chief Executive Officer

Add to my charities list

Save to a list that you can send to your lawyer or notary, or just to yourself.

Contact your lawyer or notary

Send a note to your lawyer or notary saying that you want to add this charity to your Will.

Charity details

Legal Name

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories

Charity Number

12969-0343 RR0001

Calculate your potential gift

Your potential gift


Charity gift

% of your estate


Gift to loved ones

% of your estate

Privacy questions

Nothing you enter here is stored or recorded, it is just displayed for you. For more information see our privacy policy.

Disclaimer: The figures provided in the calculator above are only general estimates based on the information provided by you. These figures, and the amount available for charitable giving through a Will, will differ according to each individual person’s financial situation and other factors. Will Power, CAGP and the CAGP Foundation make no guarantees or assurances as to the accuracy of these estimates or their appropriateness in particular circumstances. This information is not intended as a substitute for financial or estate planning advice given by a professional advisor, and users should consult a professional financial advisor for advice pertaining to their particular circumstances.

Talk to your lawyer or notary about adding Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories to your Will.

We can help you instantly send a note to your lawyer or notary saying you want to leave a gift in your Will.