Briefly in English: The Helsinki Alzheimer Association

The Helsinki Alzheimer Association was founded in 1986 and is a member of the nationwide Alzheimer Society of Finland.
The Helsinki Alzheimer Association has its permanent premises in Ruskeasuo, but organizes activities at various other locations in Helsinki as well. The Board of the Association along with the annual members’ meeting steer the operations of the Association.

Activities of the Helsinki Alzheimer Association aim to:

  • Develop new and improve current services available to those suffering from memory disorders as well as to the relatives of those affected by the illnesses
  • Provide information and look after the rights of both those suffering from the illnesses as well as their relatives
  • Give guidance on memory disorders and take part in preventative work

Becoming a member of the Association

There are 2 types of memberships available:

  • Regular membership available to any private person
  • Support membership available to organizations/groups/corporations

Membership benefits:

  • All members will receive the quarterly publications of the Helsinki Alzheimer Association (“Synapsi” magazine) as well as that of the Alzheimer Society of Finland (“Muisti” magazine).
  • Members are warmly welcome to join the various events and functions organized by the Helsinki Alzheimer Association
  • Additionally open events are being organized for which information will be published at

Day Care Centre – “Toimintakeskus”

The Helsinki Alzheimer Association Day Care Centre is aimed for those suffering from memory disorders. Applications are handled by the local social services although you may enquire at the Association itself on the possibility of obtaining one of the limited numbers of self-financed short-term care places. The Day Care Centre is also operational on Saturdays.

Group activities

The Association premises host a number of groups for those suffering from memory disorders (including those of working-age population) as well as to their families and caregivers. For more detailed information on the group activities please consult the Helsinki Alzheimer Association office or the leaders of the different groups.


Information and guidance on memory disorders is  provided by a specialized counselor at the Helsinki Alzheimer Association (tel. 040 902 2250).

Project work

The following project work is currently ongoing or has been carried out by the Helsinki Alzheimer Association:

  • Day Care Centre weekend activities 2009-2016
  • Liikunnan iloa  2014 – 2016, project provides sports for persons with Alzheimer

We are happy to welcome any donations made to the Helsinki Alzheimer Association by private persons or organizations. More information on donating and appropriate account details is available at the Association’s office at:
Helsinki Alzheimer Association
Tenholantie 12, 00280 Helsinki
tel. +358 9 454 2750

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