Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

#WhyIWalk: Trina Sampson

The Walk for Memories is coming up on January 28, 2017. It is a way to honour and remember the people who have lived with dementia, and raise funds to end Alzheimer’s disease. We are sharing stories from our supporters as we prepare for the Walk; share this story or send us your own using the hashtag #WhyIWalk. This is Trina’s story. I … Continued

#WhyIWalk: Andria Bianchi

The Walk for Memories is coming up on January 28, 2017. It is a way to honour and remember the people who have lived with dementia, and raise funds to end Alzheimer’s disease. We are sharing stories from our supporters as we prepare for the Walk; share this story or send us your own using the hashtag #WhyIWalk. This is Andria’s story.   … Continued

Storytime with Ekta: Show & Tell

Ekta is a social worker here at AST. She co-facilitates the Boomers Club with 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! Yesterday at our group (for people living with Young Onset Dementias – under … Continued

#WhyIWalk: Ted Wheatley

The Walk for Memories is coming up on January 28, 2017. It is a way to honour and remember the people who have lived with dementia, and raise funds to end Alzheimer’s disease. We are sharing stories from our supporters as we prepare for the Walk; share this story or send us your own using the hashtag #WhyIWalk. This is Ted’s story.   … Continued

The Family Dynamics of Caregiving

Family systems can be understandably challenged by the roller coaster progression of dementia. 564, 000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, and for every person with dementia, at least 10 other individuals are affected – caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours. Family caregivers report high rates of stress, and fatigue. Family roles, rules and pre-existing tensions … Continued

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    10-01-2017
    Minds in Motion® is a program that combines physical activity as well as mental and social stimulation for individuals living with early to mid stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.
    12-01-2017
    Come and learn about the risk factors of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and how to improve and maintain the health of the brain.
    14-01-2017
    This workshop will provide caregivers with an overview of services available for people with dementia and their caregivers. Services reviewed include dental care, housing, some OHIP covered services, respite services, financial assistance and tax credits.
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    Retired CBC journalist, Darce Fardy, discusses life with #Alzheimers & his great life after diagnosis: cbc.ca/news/canada/no…

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