Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

Thank You, Volunteers!

Last year, over 500 volunteers contributed almost 6,000 hours of volunteer service, which is equivalent to 3 full time positions for one year. What an incredible year it’s been! When we say we couldn’t do the work we do without our volunteers, we mean it. Whether volunteering on a regular basis or coming out to … Continued

Walk For Alzheimer’s in North York

For the third year, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto has been blessed with amazing volunteers who lead the Walk For Alzheimer’s here in Toronto. They are champions, providing hours of volunteer support, encouraging others to walk with us and fundraise to support the 46,000 people living with dementia and their families here in Toronto. We’d … Continued

Walk For Alzheimer’s at Christie Pits

For the third year, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto has been blessed with amazing volunteers who lead the Walk For Alzheimer’s here in Toronto. They are champions, providing hours of volunteer support, encouraging others to walk with us and fundraise to support the 46,000 people living with dementia and their families here in Toronto. We’d … Continued

5 Springtime Activities

Spring is in the air! As the snow melts and the days gets warmer, it’s a wonderful time to have fun with friends and family. There are lots of things to do around the city for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Here are our top 5 springtime, dementia-friendly activities!   Take a walk … Continued

Storytime with Ekta: When Words Fail

Ekta is a social worker here at AST. She co-facilitates the Boomers Club with our Community Programs Coordinator Romina and is particularly passionate about working with people who live with young onset dementias. She has a blog where she shares her experiences. Welcome to Storytime with Ekta! This story took place at one of our partner … Continued

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    21-04-2017
    The Alzheimer Society of Toronto invites you to spend Friday morning with our CEO, Cathy Barrick! Coffee with Cathy is a monthly social program for people with dementia. The program includes refreshments, socialization as well as respite for the caregiver.
    25-04-2017
    The primary focus of the workshop is to provide caregivers with the necessary tools and education to respond to changes in communication and responsive behaviours.
    26-04-2017
    A 10- week program for family caregivers of people with early and mid-stage demenita. An Accredited program of the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre CARERS Program, this is a fully integrated, comprehensive dementia care program that introduces the innovative use of standardized patients - actors trained to simulate real-life situations - so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to deal with common challenging situations.
  • Social

    If you have questions about pharmacological approaches to responsive behaviours, come to May 3 AST Speaker Series! on.alz.to/site/Calendar/…

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