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Our History

  • 1978 - The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM);starts out as a volunteer organization.
  • 1979 - The first formal meeting is held at the London Public Library. A Steering Committee is formed.
  • 1982 - ASLM is incorporated as a non-profit organization. ASLM forms the first family support group for families of newly diagnosed Alzheimer patients at Parkwood Hospital.
  • 1983 - ASLM facilitates the symposium, Alzheimer Disease - A Special Case
  • 1984 - Two support groups now offered on an eight-week basis. A workshop for volunteers caring for individuals with ADRD is also implemented.
  • 1993 - First ever Cabin Fever Reliever Dinner and Auction fundraiser is launched.
  • 1995 - The Alzheimer Information Series (AIS) is introduced and is in high-demand, with sessions offered four times per year.
  • 1999 - ASLM now has six staff, an Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Bookkeeper, Program Coordinator,Development Assistant and Special Events Coordinator.
  • 2000 - Over 5000 people in London and Middlesex have been diagnosed with ADRD. To meet the growing need, ASLM moves to a new location on Southdale Road. Also, ASLM hires their first Social Worker part-time and Education Coordinator.
  • 2002 - ASLM completes the Memory Wall containing 362 bricks in Springbank Park.
  • 2005 - ASLM commits $1 million to support research at the Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • 2008 - Over 7000 individuals have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in London and Middlesex.
  • 2010 - Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society is released by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, initiating a tsunami of media coverage and public awareness.
  • 2010 - In response to the growing need for expanded programs and services, ASLM moves to a new location at 435 Windermere Rd., in north London.
  • 2011 - Navigating the Road Ahead Conference becomes an annual event
  • 2012 - Building Memories campaign completed raising $1.2 M
  • 2015 - Impact of the Rising Tide becomes more evident with a 30% increase in active clients for 2014-2015 fiscal year
  • 2015-16 - Roll out of satellite programs throughout London and Middlesex