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Sarah’s Granddad

The Lane family in Birmingham, U.K., spring 2013. Sarah Lane, (left of centre) will walk in memory of her granddad Gordon Lane (centre) on May 28, 2016 in the Toronto Walk for Alzheimer’s. Participating in the Walk for Alzheimer’s doesn’t necessarily indicate a personal connection to the disease — some walk simply to show their support. … Continued

Helping People with Dementia get Safely Home

This blog post is sponsored by MedicAlert Foundation Canada, a sponsor of the Walk For Alzheimer’s. There are 200,000 people living with dementia in just Ontario, and 43,000 of them are in Toronto. Of those 200,000 people, 60% of them will become lost, disoriented or unable to find their way home at some point. That … Continued

Connect with Cathy: We need a dementia strategy

Cathy Barrick is the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. She is a leader and voice in the Toronto community, and a passionate advocate for individuals living with dementia, determined to demonstrate how you can live well with dementia. Read some of her thoughts below. We need a Dementia Strategy. And don’t confuse the … Continued

Meet the North York Team!

Meet the North York Walk Team! We are a group of 6 awesome, engaged and excited people planning a Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 28th, 2016. Nina: I am walking in honour of my vavô (grandfather) Antonio Maiato, who lived with dementia for over 15 years.  He was the most kind, gentle and loving grandfather who always … Continued

A Poem for Mothers’ Day

Here at the Alzheimer Society or Toronto, we sometimes receive art or poetry about the experience of living with dementia or caring for a family member with dementia. Today we are sharing a poem called “A Poem for Mothers’ Day” by David Edgar. I visited you today at True Was a sunny day but inside I … Continued

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