Music Project Product Recall

The Government of Canada has released a list of music player wall chargers that are subject to a product recall. Listed on the recalled products are wall chargers distributed by the Alzheimer Society Music Project. What we need from you! Your safety is our first priority. If you received a wall charger from the Alzheimer … Continued

Guest Feature: Assessing Alzheimer’s Risk Using the Spartan Cube APOE System

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

Walk For Memories 2018

The Walk For Memories is quickly approaching– we are less than a month away! If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? The Walk is taking place on February 3, 2018 from 8.30am – 12pm at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. And if you haven’t heard, we are back in the PATH! We … Continued

Privacy notice – November 2017 – Holiday mailing

As part of our commitment to donor privacy, it is important to us that you are made aware of a recent issue that occurred with our Holiday mail campaign. We have learned that several letters containing names and addresses may have been included in a fellow donor’s envelope. Our supplier inadvertently inserted two letters into … Continued

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