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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:


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.


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

Kenneth Tajfel

Immediate Past President
Paula Levinson

Richard Walsh

Treasurer | Secretary 
Harold Busner

Danielle Bitton
Daniel Cohen
Anne-Marie Panzini
Michael Saracino
Debra Schwartz Chomski

Honourary Board
Bernice Brownstein
Wilfred Kravitz
Esther Landsman
Linda Rosenbloom
Eileen Walfish

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
Vasi Mathioudakis

Support Services
  Director of Support Services
Meghan Williams

Marivic Aplaon
Karin Derouaux
Amanda Ruda
    Recreation Therapist
Emily Martins

  Activity Centre Facilitator
Shaindl Shaffer