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: [email protected]