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In honour of National Volunteer Week, we’re launching a new, innovative and simple way that people can volunteer and affect real, positive change, with just a click of their mouse.   At the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, volunteers play a huge role in helping us support over 43,000 people living with dementia in our community. … Continued

Sneak Peak at PSW Day: Part 3

Talking Nutrition and Dementia with Michelle Weir   On May 14th, 2015, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be hosting it’s 10th annual Personal Support Workers Forum. This one day educational event sponsored by the Andreae Family, features lectures from industry professionals on topics such as: PSW experiences, brain health and managing responsive behaviours. Registered holistic nutritionist Michelle Weir … Continued

Volunteering Highlight: Minds in Motion

In January 2015, the first pilot of Minds in Motion was launched at Alzheimer Society Toronto (AST). This is a new program for people with dementia and their caregivers. We required a team of enthusiastic volunteers to sign on and support this initiative that combines physical activity with mental stimulation. For two hours per week for eight weeks, Minds in Motion volunteers … Continued

#SocialWork with Amy

Have you met Amy? Let’s highlight her for a moment. Amy has been working at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto for over a year. Before joining us, Amy worked as a counsellor at various non-profit organizations, focusing on issues ranging from mental health, to immigration to poverty reduction. We wanted to introduce you to her and … Continued

Learning about Parkinson’s and Dementia: Part 2

How are Parkinson’s disease and dementia related?   April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and the need for more research for a cure. Let’s look at the current research of four Canadian researchers, with grants from the Parkinson Society Canada, who are looking into issues related to cognitive impairment, … Continued

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