Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

Privacy notice – November 2017 – Holiday mailing

As part of our commitment to donor privacy, it is important to us that you are made aware of a recent issue that occurred with our Holiday mail campaign. We have learned that several letters containing names and addresses may have been included in a fellow donor’s envelope. Our supplier inadvertently inserted two letters into … Continued

Building a Dementia-Friendly Toronto

Have you heard? Toronto has officially joined the global movement to build dementia-friendly communities! The Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Dementia-Friendly Communities program was launched on October 23, 2017 and there were over 100 participants, including people living with dementia and memory loss, care partners, and local businesses and organisations. Together, we talked about how we can … Continued

Operation Thank You

It’s Friday afternoon of a long week.  My mind is starting to wind down for the weekend… and then, I decide to make some Operation Thank You calls.  I’m not exactly in the mood – I did say I was tired, right? – but then I think, I might as well.  My first call is … Continued

Volunteer Highlight: Ophelia

My name is Ophelia. I have been a volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto since 2013 and have been a regular supporter for many years before that. Their vision of living in a world without dementia is so important to me and very close to my heart.  I lost a loved one to the … Continued

The Longest Goodbye

Lyndon Blackbird learned how to gently dab and smooth foundation onto his wife’s beautiful face. He’d known Evelyn for almost 30 years, but her beauty regimen was completely new territory. As Evelyn’s early onset Alzheimer’s quickly progressed, Lyndon had to learn a lot more. How to help her shower. How to choose a coordinated outfit … Continued

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    13-12-2017
    A workshop for family caregivers to help gain tips for planning holidays and special occasions Participants will also learn strategies to promote meaningful communication with the person with dementia while exploring unique challenges of special occasions for both the person with dementia and their family caregivers.
    14-12-2017
    This interactive workshop facilitated by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is for caregivers of people who have dementia. Learn to create opportunities for joy and looking at the lighter side of caregiving.
    14-12-2017
    This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff. Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address care needs, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease.
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    Our 17 Days of 2017 countdown begins with @1926skate! Today marks the 5th anniversary of Steve’s Skate—and Steve is on the ice right now! You can join him on the ice at @npstoronto or make a gift of $19.26 to show him you care. alz.to/1926 pic.twitter.com/4OY8wG07Fk

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