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Learning about Parkinson’s and Dementia: Part 3

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. Today, we’ll be sharing some tips with you from the Parkinson Society Canada for effective communication with a family member with Parkinson’s disease who is … Continued

It’s the UN’s Chinese Language Day!

At the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, we understand that the City of Toronto is made up of diverse ethnic populations who speak a variety of languages. That’s why we offer programs targeted to meet the needs of these communities, including interpreting services for in-person and over-the-phone counselling.   In honour of the UN’s Chinese Language … Continued

#SocialMedia for Alzheimer’s Awareness

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

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