Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

Finding Joy and Humour in Caregiving

Caring for a family member or friend can be a stressful and challenging experience. Too often we do not recognize the effects of extreme stress on our own health when we take on the caregiver role. Beyond the physical taxation experienced by caregivers, emotions are often neglected as well: some studies have shown that as many … Continued

Gov’t Announces New Funding For Seniors

The Government of Canada announced new funding last week for a program to help with social isolation among Canada’s seniors. AST is fortunate to be one of the recipients of this historic funding. Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) made the announcement in Toronto at the MaRS Discovery District.The plan calls for 3.7 million dollars in … Continued

Jay Ingram on “The End of Memory” (Contest)

Science writer, broadcaster, and journalist Jay Ingram has spent his career educating the public on issues of science and technology, and in his latest book “The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s” he set out to explore the complicated history of the disease, its treatments, and the research into its causes. … Continued

Les Sinclair’s Story

At our support groups, people appreciate the opportunity to hear stories from people going through the same experiences. People can learn from one another and feel comforted that others understand what it’s like to be impacted by the disease. We thought we’d recreate the benefit of our support groups online, by sharing stories from members of our community. … Continued

New Drug May Slow Progression

Scientists in the US presented their research this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference which holds promise for a new drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Eli Lilly, an American pharmaceutical company, presented data from Phase 3 of their trials on solanezumab, a drug which has been shown to halt memory loss in individuals with mild Alzheimer’s … Continued

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    12-08-2015
    This educational workshop is for caregivers of individuals living with dementia with a focus on looking at the lighter side of caregiving.
    17-08-2015
    The Taoist Tai Chi internal arts of health incorporate stretching and turning into a sequence of movements to effectively improve the health of body, and spirit.
    24-08-2015
    Minds in Motion is a program that combines physical activity, mental, and social stimulation for individuals living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease
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