Alzheimer Society Toronto Blog

Alison Finkelstein’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

Register for Scotiabank Marathon Today

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is taking place on October 18th! The Marathon has been in existence for 25 years and has become one of the most popular running events in the GTA. The event prides itself on a fun and festive atmosphere, including entertainment and cheerleaders throughout the route, ensuring that there is something … Continued

Dementia Needs a National Plan

By the end of 2031, 1.4 million Canadians will be living with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. In Toronto, an estimated 43,000 people have dementia, a disease which causes problems with thinking and memory loss. Age is a primary risk factor and we still don’t know how to stop or cure this debilitating and ultimately, fatal disease. … Continued

UofA Developing Saliva Test

Researchers at a Canadian university are hopeful that Alzheimer’s disease might be detectable via saliva, making early detection easier and less costly. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C this past summer, new findings were presented by Shradda Sapkota, a PhD student from the University of Alberta, along with professors Roger Dixon and … Continued

The Boomers Club with Ekta

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is responding to the growing call for programs for people living with early-onset dementia. The Boomers Club is a new 8-week program that focuses on wellness for the people with early-onset dementia (under age 65) and their care partners. The idea is to encourage exercise and personal connection in a … Continued

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