Canada

British Columbia

Ontario

Research and Medical Centers with a Particular FTD Focus

  • Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest
    Baycrest FTD Clinics
    3560 Bathurst St., 8th Flr.
    Brain Health Complex
    Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1
    http://www.baycrest.org/research/rotman-research-institute/
    Contact: 416-785-2444
    Drs. Morris Freedman and Tiffany Chow
  • St. Joseph’s Cognitive Neurology Clinic
    Cognitive Neurology
    Parkwood Hospital
    801 Commissioners Rd. E, Rm A278
    London, ON Canada
    N6C 5J1
    Contacts: To schedule an appointment with a neurologist contact: Kathy Ayers at (519) 646-6032
    For information about participating in research contact: Julia MacKinley or Sarah Jesso at 519-646-6000 ext 64852
  • University Health Network Memory Clinic
    Toronto Western Hospital
    399 Bathurst Street
    West Wing, 5th Floor
    Toronto, ON M5T 2S8
    Contact: (416) 603-5232

Support Groups

  • London, Ontario
    Meeting time:
    First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home
    2022 Kains Road
    London, Ontario N6K 0A8
    Contact:
    (519)439-9336, Ext 2342
  • Sarnia, Ontario
    Meeting time:
    Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Sarnia Lambton Alzheimer Society
    420 East North Street
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Contact:
    Desiree Barrett, Support Services Coordinator at 519-332-4444
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Two groups are offered by the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County:
    Early Onset Caregiver Support Group – for caregivers of person with dementia under the age of 65
    “Between us” Support Group for persons diagnosed with Early Onset dementia, under the age of 65.
    Contact:
    For meeting times and locations please call (613) 523-4004
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Frontotemporal Dementia Family Support Group, under the auspices of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto
    Meeting time:
    One Friday of the Month, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Contact our Intake Coordinators to register and confirm dates.
    Location:
    Alzheimer Society of Toronto
    20 Eglinton Ave. W., 16th Floor
    Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8
    Contact:
    Intake Coordinators: 416-322-6560

Quebec

Research and Medical Centers with a Particular FTD Focus

  • Simon Ducharme, MD MSc (English)
    Neuropsychiatrist
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    Associate Member, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
    McGill University
    Montreal Neurological Institute
    3801 University Street
    Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
    Phone: 514-398-1911 #1
    Fax: 514-398-2745
  • Simon Ducharme, MD MSc (français)
    Neuropsychiatre
    Professeur Adjoint, Département de Psychiatrie
    Membre Associé, Département de Neurologie & Neurochirurgie
    Université McGill
    Institut Neurologique de Montréal
    3801 Rue University
    Montréal, QC H3A 2B4
    Tél: 514-398-1911 #1
    Fax: 514-398-2745
  • Robert Laforce Jr., MD, PhD, LPsych, FRCPC
    Neurologue et Neuropsychologue
    Professeur adjoint sous octroi
    Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
    Clinique de mémoire
    Département des Sciences Neurologiques
    CHA – Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus
    1401, 18ième rue
    Québec, Canada
    G1J 1Z4
    Tel: 418-649-5980
    Fax: 418-649-5981
    Website: www.cha.quebec.qc.ca
  • Marie-Pierre Thibodeau, MD, FRCPC
    Interniste-Gériatre
    Clinique de cogniton de l’Hôpital Notre-Dame
    Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
    1560 Sherbrooke Est
    Montréal, Qc H2L 4M1
    Tel: 514-890-8000 poste 28011
    Fax: 514-412-7507
    Clinique de cognition de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
    Pavillon Côte-des-Neiges
    4565, chemin Queen-Mary
    Montréal (Québec)
    H3W 1W5
    Tel: 514 340-2800 poste 2410
    Fax: 514 340-2802
    Website: www.iugm.qc.ca

Western Territories

Saskatchewan Frontal Temporal Dementia Spousal Support Group

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan offers a Frontal Temporal Dementia Spousal Support Group, currently being held virtually. It is for spouses that are supporting their partners who have been diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) or a variant of FTD. Exchange information and connect with others affected by FTD. This support group currently meets via Zoom on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Please contact the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan dementia helpline for more information:

Rural Memory Clinic Uses Technology to Serve Families in Remote Areas of Saskatchewan

Health care professionals from the University of Saskatchewan offer a rural memory clinic for follow-up visits of FTD patients and their caregivers who live in remote places in the province. The medical team also focuses on creating support services for FTD caregivers. Dr. Megan O’Connell, Assistant Professor of Psychology, provided insight into the program during an interview with the Leader Post.

Teleconference Support Group for Care Partners of People with Younger-Onset Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is offering a teleconference support group. Group members must be caring for someone under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. This could be a tremendously valuable resource for people caring for someone with FTD in the region.

To learn more about the Teleconference Support Group for Care Partners of Younger People with Dementia, contact the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba at 943-6622 or 1-800-378-6699.

Website: www.alzheimer.mb.ca

E-mail: alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca