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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

Nonna Mila’s Super Family

The Walk For Alzheimer’s brings together thousands of community members across Canada who all have a common goal: to end Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Many of those who participate know someone who lives or has lived with the disease, and fundraising is a great way to support and honour them. This week, Tamar Atik writes about Nonna Mila’s … Continued

We can’t tell you we’re the best…

But our families sure can!   “I came here to die, but now I’m here to live” – Mrs. Jacobs. as quoted by her son two weeks after moving into One Kenton Place. Mrs. Jacobs is 96 years old and lives with dementia. She was brought to One Kenton Place by her loving and doting … Continued

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    21-08-2017
    This workshop is for family caregivers providing care for a person in the middle stages of dementia. 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. This workshop is a safe environment to express and discuss their concerns and learn from each other.
    24-08-2017
    An overview of the symptoms of dementia. This workshop will provide caregivers with an understanding of how dementia affects the brain by exploring the 7 A's of dementia. Each A represents a change to a particular part of the brain. Meet other caregivers and learn how supportive services can help you on your journey. Workshop is translated simultaneously in Portuguese.
    30-08-2017
    Use your computer, internet connection and phone to participate in a live presentation. Explore the concept of ambiguous loss, develop coping strategies and gain understanding of feelings of grief when caring for a person with dementia.
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