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By 2018, you will have better access to our programs and services. You will have new opportunities to learn more about dementia, brain health and the latest research findings. We want to know how we can best support everyone living in Toronto impacted by dementia. There are two important ways you can help:   CATHY … Continued

World Alzheimer’s Day

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, you’re not alone. As of 2016, there are more than 550,000 Canadians living with dementia and an even greater number of care partners who truly do care about you. This World Alzheimer’s Day, let’s focus on all the things that give us hope.   … Continued

Third Annual Charity Poker Gala

Earlier this year, we met up with one of our fundraising superstars, Daniel Bitondo, who started a charity poker gala in honour of his nonna (grandmother). To date, Daniel has raised $12,500 to support people living with dementia in our community, and his goals are only getting bigger! The poker gala is back on Friday, … Continued

Let’s Have Coffee With Cathy

On World Alzheimer’s Day, Wednesday, September 21, Cathy Barrick invites you to have coffee with her and have a good chat! Join Cathy, the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, to share your thoughts about living with dementia, navigating the city of Toronto as someone living with dementia, or as a caregiver, what you like about … Continued

Minds in Motion goes Intergenerational

Since the launch of our first Minds in Motion session, the program has really grown. We couldn’t have done it without the support we receive from the Toronto community. This fall, we’re happy to be running four sessions, with more to follow! We first wrote about Minds in Motion on the blog back in March, … Continued

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