Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

Cathy’s Takeover: “Small World”

Cathy Barrick is the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. As our voice in the community, Cathy’s work brings her into close contact with all the different ways that dementia impacts our lives, and we will be featuring her thoughts and stories here on our blog. “It’s a small world”.  A well-worn phrase, to be sure. But … Continued

New Research on Tau Protein

A scientist based in Canada has published new research which further strengthens the assumed relationship between synaptic degeneration and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Graham Collingridge from the University of Toronto, speaking at the 9th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, recently told the Canadian Association for Neuroscience that the characteristic tangles which form in the brain … Continued

Nursing Profile: Doreen Wilkinson

Nurses are one of the most crucial aspects of our healthcare system. They provide hands-on, day-to-day care, ensuring a person’s health-care needs are met and fulfilling a vital role at all stages of life. Everyone knows that nurses help with the basic things like hygiene, nutrition, safety, medications, and emotional support, but they can also … Continued

Victory for LGBTQA Community

Today is a historic day for the LGBTQA community in the United States! The US Supreme Court ruled today that all same-sex couples have the legal right to marry, in all 50 US states. In a 5-4 decision released Friday, the court ruled that preventing same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional. All of us here at the … Continued

Rating Canada’s Nursing Homes

When care for a loved one with dementia becomes challenging, one of the most commonly sought solutions is a long-term care facility or nursing home. However, choosing the right facility, the place where your loved one will spend the majority of their time, is a challenging decision. How do we know that the facility we select … Continued

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