Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

#SocialWork with Peter

Have you met Peter? Let’s highlight him for a moment. Peter has been working as a social worker at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto for almost 4 years — 2 of those as an intern, and 2 as a full time social worker. We wanted to introduce you to him and get to know our staff a little … Continued

Let’s #SeeTheAbility Together

How are Down syndrome and dementia related? March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, an opportunity to raise awareness and help others recognize the important role that people with Down syndrome play in our community by seeing their ability. You might be thinking – why are we talking about Down syndrome? People with Down syndrome are … Continued

Quick Facts for #BrainWeek

This Brain Awareness Week, we’ll be sharing information on how dementia impacts the brain and how this affects behaviours.   The Temporal Lobe: The temporal lobe controls new learning and short-term memory. When someone has Alzheimer’s disease, they may have trouble remembering recent events or conversations. The hippocampus, located in the temporal lobe, processes verbal memories, the words that we … Continued

Quick Facts for #BrainWeek

This Brain Awareness Week, we’ll be sharing information on how dementia impacts the brain and how this affects behaviours.   The Parietal Lobe: The parietal lobe helps people put activities in a sequence, like driving a car. It also helps us understand where we are situated in relation to other objects around us. When dementia affects the parietal lobe, someone … Continued

Quick Facts for #BrainWeek

This Brain Awareness Week, we’ll be sharing information on how dementia impacts the brain and how this affects behaviours.   The Occipital Lobe: The occipital lobe controls a person’s vision and their ability to see and combine shapes, colours, angles and movement into meaningful patterns. Alzheimer’s disease does not typically impact the occipital lobe, but the disease can affect the … Continued

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    13-04-2015
    A five-session workshop for people in the early stages of dementia and their family caregivers.
    14-04-2015
    This workshop will provide caregivers with an overview of Alzheimer's disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrates the progression of the disease.
    06-05-2015
    Are you in the early stages of dementia, or a family caregiver to someone with early stage dementia? The Alzheimer Society of Toronto would like to give you a well-deserved break, including an elegant lunch and a wonderful afternoon of dancing and live music, at the historic St. Lawrence Hall
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