Building a Dementia-Friendly Toronto

Have you heard? Toronto has officially joined the global movement to build dementia-friendly communities! The Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Dementia-Friendly Communities program was launched on October 23, 2017 and there were over 100 participants, including people living with dementia and memory loss, care partners, and local businesses and organisations. Together, we talked about how we can … Continued

Operation Thank You

It’s Friday afternoon of a long week.  My mind is starting to wind down for the weekend… and then, I decide to make some Operation Thank You calls.  I’m not exactly in the mood – I did say I was tired, right? – but then I think, I might as well.  My first call is … Continued

Volunteer Highlight: Ophelia

My name is Ophelia. I have been a volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto since 2013 and have been a regular supporter for many years before that. Their vision of living in a world without dementia is so important to me and very close to my heart.  I lost a loved one to the … Continued

The Longest Goodbye

Lyndon Blackbird learned how to gently dab and smooth foundation onto his wife’s beautiful face. He’d known Evelyn for almost 30 years, but her beauty regimen was completely new territory. As Evelyn’s early onset Alzheimer’s quickly progressed, Lyndon had to learn a lot more. How to help her shower. How to choose a coordinated outfit … Continued

Nonna Mila’s Super Family

The Walk For Alzheimer’s brings together thousands of community members across Canada who all have a common goal: to end Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Many of those who participate know someone who lives or has lived with the disease, and fundraising is a great way to support and honour them. This week, Tamar Atik writes about Nonna Mila’s … Continued

We can’t tell you we’re the best…

But our families sure can!   “I came here to die, but now I’m here to live” – Mrs. Jacobs. as quoted by her son two weeks after moving into One Kenton Place. Mrs. Jacobs is 96 years old and lives with dementia. She was brought to One Kenton Place by her loving and doting … Continued

Keeping Memories Alive at the Walk For Alzheimer’s

The Walk For Alzheimer’s brings together thousands of community members across Canada who all have a common goal: to end Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Many of those who participate know someone who lives or has lived with the disease, and fundraising is a great way to support and honour them. This week, we found out why Bruna … Continued

Why Alex Walks For Alzheimer’s

The Walk For Alzheimer’s brings together thousands of community members who all have common goals: to end Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and to support families currently affected. Many of those who participate know someone who lives or has lived with the disease, and walking and fundraising is a great way to support and honour them. This … Continued

Volunteer Highlight: Dominika G.

In honour of National Volunteer Week, we at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto wanted to do a little something to thank our outstanding volunteers. To showcase the amazing work that they do as an integral part of our mission, we are featuring volunteer stories on the blog this week. Be sure to check back each … Continued

Volunteer Highlight: Cecile P.

In honour of National Volunteer Week, we at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto wanted to do a little something to thank our outstanding volunteers. To showcase the amazing work that they do as an integral part of our mission, we are featuring volunteer stories on the blog this week. Be sure to check back each … Continued