Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

“Sybil & Betts” Director on the Power of Friendship

On September 22nd, we will be hosting our fourth annual film screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, in partnership with MedicAlert Foundation Canada. This year we’re screening a wonderful documentary about living life to its fullest and the power of friendship. “Sybil and Betts” tells the story of two remarkable women and their lifelong friendship. However, when Betts is diagnosed with dementia, … Continued

New Probe To Explore the Brain

A chemistry professor at the University of Waterloo is currently developing a new tool for exploring the brain, one which he hopes will greatly enhance our knowledge about neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The new probe is a very small wire which can be inserted into the brain in order to assess that organ’s chemistry. Professor … Continued

Saphia Khambalia’s Story

At our support groups, people appreciate the opportunity to hear stories from people going through the same experiences. People can learn from one another and feel comforted that others understand what it’s like to be impacted by the disease. We thought we’d recreate the benefit of our support groups online, by sharing stories from members of our community. … Continued

Waterloo Prof. Developing New Scan

Professor Melanie Campbell at the University of Waterloo is working to develop a new technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s what you need to know: There is currently no test which definitively identifies persons living with Alzheimer’s disease. Imaging the living brain directly is difficult and costly. Prof. Campbell believes it may be … Continued

Cathy’s Takeover: Volunteers are Gold Medalists

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. I took my summer vacation this year to volunteer at Toronto … Continued

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