What is Young Onset Dementia?

Young Onset Dementias (YOD): Are often known as the “Working Age Dementia,” with people being in their 30s, 40s and 50s at the time of diagnosis Along with spouses, children may become carers at a young age Role changes in the family relationships come with a unique set of challenges Carers as young as 16 … Continued

Young Leaders Council

The Young Leaders Council (YLC) of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST) is a group of young professionals who are passionate about community leadership. We aim to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while raising funds to offer support, and provide information and education to people with dementia, their families and their caregivers. … Continued

Storytime with Ekta: When Words Fail

Ekta is a social worker here at AST. She co-facilitates the Boomers Club with our Community Programs Coordinator Romina and is particularly passionate about working with people who live with young onset dementias. She has a blog where she shares her experiences. Welcome to Storytime with Ekta! This story took place at one of our partner … Continued

Storytime with Ekta: Show & Tell

Ekta is a social worker here at AST. She co-facilitates the Boomers Club with Romina and is particularly passionate about working with people who live with young onset dementias. She has a blog where she shares her experiences. Welcome to Storytime with Ekta! Yesterday at our group (for people living with Young Onset Dementias – under … Continued

The Roadmap: A Personal Story

This story has been shared with us by Lyndon, one of AST’s valuable board members. If you want to talk to a social worker, and get some help coming up with your own plan for the future, you can call us at 416-322-6560 or get in touch with us online here. You can also registering for … Continued

AAIC 2016 Sneak Peek: Boomers Club

AST is proud to have multiple staff members presenting at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto this July 24-28. On Wednesdays leading up to the conference, we’ll be giving you a sneak peek into each presentation. Check out the first instalment here. This is the second preview, featuring social worker, Ekta and project coordinator, … Continued

8 Weeks of Booming Fun

We’re happy to announce that we’re bringing Boomers Club back for a spring session starting on April 7! What is Boomers Club? It’s only one of our most fun programs ever! This 8-week program is especially designed for individuals living with Young Onset Dementias (under age 65), and their care partners. Through fun activities, like … Continued

World FTD Awareness Week

October 4-11th marks the first World FTD Awareness Week, and so we wanted to share some information about frontotemporal dementia, or FTD. Frontotemporal dementia tends to occur at a younger age than Alzheimer’s disease and can affect both men and women. The average length of the disease can vary. This type of dementia resembles Alzheimer’s … Continued

Alzheimer’s Research Opportunities

The knowledge that we gain through clinical research helps improve the ways we can prevent, diagnose, and treat Alzheimer’s and dementias– but researchers can’t do it alone. They need volunteers in order to improve the lives of those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Click here to learn more about clinical trials and decide if … Continued

Caregiver Stories: Stefanie

Caregivers work hard, unpaid, to care for someone they love. We know that, and we want to support you in that journey, which is why we offer workshops like Caregiver Stress and the Family Dynamics of Caregiving. We also know that it’s important to connect with other caregivers, both offline and online. This is Stefanie’s … Continued