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AGI Mission

 
Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community at large through education and awareness.

We are here to ensure that the quality of life throughout a family’s journey with Alzheimer’s is well supported in a positive and caring way.

Charitable registration # 896090487RR0001
 

Our philosophy of care involves:


COMPASSION
SUPPORT
EDUCATION
TRAINING
 

AGI Vision

 
AGI’s approach to caregiving is founded on the premise that all individuals with dementia deserve an excellent quality of care characterized by joyful, loving interaction. This requires:
  • A deep understanding of the individual and their disease.
  • A gentle and empathic approach to physical care.
  • A concern for psychological and emotional functioning.
  • Knowledge of appropriate intervention strategies.
AGI counsellors help the entire family face a new reality with greater understanding of what can still be done and give them the hope that even as the journey through Alzheimer’s progresses, a life can be well lived.

One day we hope that a cure for this disease will be found, but until then, we are here to care for the caregiver.
 
     
 

HISTORY OF AGI

 
Alzheimer Groupe (AGI) has been serving the Montreal community for over 35 years. It was started by a small group of committed volunteers who were having difficulty finding services for a friend who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. They realised that there were so many other families and caregivers in the Montreal area who were also struggling to find adequate support services and activities. AGI was granted charitable status and opened an office in the west end of the city. Today, AGI's dedicated and compassionate professionals provide support services to more than 1700 Montreal area families annually.
 

AGI Board

 
 
President
Paula Levinson

Vice-Presidents
Wilfred Kravitz 
Richard Walsh

Secretary 
Linda Rosenbloom

Treasurer
Eileen Walfish 

Directors
Bernice Brownstein
Esther Landsman
Marlene Levenson 
Kenneth Tajfel 
Earl Veinish

Past Presidents
Carole Arbess
Phyllis Benjamin
Miriam Friedman
Elaine Kotler
Esther Landsman
Risa Libman Scherzer
Marilyn Rosenbloom z"l
Beverly Salomon
Claire Webster
 


 




 
 
 

AGI Team

 
 
Administration   Executive Director
Allison Cobrin

 
 
Assitant to the Executive Director
Teri Cota
   
Administrative Coordinator
Natalie Smith

 
 
Administrative Assistant
Lynn Abelson
   
Administrative Assistant
Michelle Cote

 
 
Marketing Project Coordinator
Meghan Myers-Colet
     
Support Services
 
  Director of Support Services
Meghan Williams
 
    Art Therapist / Program Coordinator
Paola Bresba
 

 
  Counsellors
Marivic Aplaon
Karin Derouaux
Rennie Bimman
 
    Education/Outreach Coordinator
Angela Potes
 

 
  Recreation Therapist
Omega Julien
 
    Activity Centre Facilitators
Peggy Obaroghedo
Shaindl Shaffer