The society was established in 1988 to provide help and assistance for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The society is a non-profit organisation and it is mainly funded by the Finnish Slot Machine Association.
The society consists of a national office with 2 local branches and 42 local associations across the country with almost 11'000 members altogether.
The Alzheimer Society of Finland works nationwide to achieve the following goals in mind:
The society organizes 3-4 seminars annually for professionals in the dementia field. It also offers tailored training for staff in dementia homes and wards and theme lectures for schools, associations and public occasions.