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June Andrews speaks at breakfast

York Region
September 29, 2020

Prof. June Andrews, a nurse with more than 30 years of experience in eldercare and who teaches dementia studies in the U.K., is the guest speaker at the upcoming Forget-Me-Not Breakfast Nov. 7. Her topic: Caring for People Living with Dementia in a time of COVID. Register today.

Register now - Digital Literacy Club

York Region
September 28, 2020

The goal of the Digital Literacy Club is to help caregivers be comfortable and confident around technology. This story was published in NewmarketToday.ca on Sept. 25, 2020.

Jake is racing to win and raise funds

York Region
September 25, 2020

Every time Jake Cowden reaches the podium in his go-kart races this September, his family will donate $100 to AS York. Jake's grandmother lives with dementia and funds raised will go to programs and services to help caregivers.

Meet our researchers: Jordan Ali, University of Victoria

Canada
September 22, 2020

Jordan Ali is working diligently to give voice to the experiences of those with subjective cognitive decline (SCD). This PhD student from the University of Victoria aims to develop profiles of individuals with this condition, which may signal early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This can be helpful to general practitioners and front-line support workers in identifying individuals who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer Society of Canada wordmark and identifier.

Climbing for a dementia-friendly B.C.

British Columbia
September 21, 2020

In 1998, a group of determined hikers climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., a tradition that would continue for 17 years. From the seeds of this event the local Climb for Alzheimer’s was born, and over the next 8 years the event evolved and changed with over 2000 climbing the Grouse Grind® since 2012!

Why you should have Powers of Attorney

Canada
September 20, 2020

This article discusses the different types of POAs, the differences between a POA and a Will, and what to watch out for when creating a POA.

Why you should have Powers of Attorney.