Changing the stigma, one story at a time

"I can only hope that people living as a caregivers to their family member listen to others’ stories and share their own. It is like therapy when someone else is speaking your words" ~ Lori Cliff

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Stories are power. Sharing stories help raise awareness of people impacted by dementia, while often helping the storyteller sort through his or her experiences. Share your story. Contact Lisa Day, communications and fund development coordinator, at [email protected]

News and stories

Dr. Sharon Cohen talks about dementia

York Region
February 17, 2021

Dr. Sharon Cohen is the medical director of the Toronto Memory Program and is the guest speaker of AS York's upcoming virtual Forget-Me-Not Breakfast, April 24. Funds raised at this event go to programs and services to York Region residents impacted by dementia.

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Learn what is happening at AS York by joining its mailing list. By signing up to the mailing list, you agree to get information and resources to help you on your dementia journey.

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First Link®

Newly diagnosed with dementia or know someone who is? This page is your First Link to programs, information and referrals to Alzheimer Society of York Region and community services.

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Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (EYRND OHT)

The Alzheimer Society of York Region is one of the partner organizations in Markham Stouffville Hospital's Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (EYRND OHT). The Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT) established dementia as one of its two healthcare priorities in its first year of service. AS York sits on the governing committee, among other roles, and co-chaired its dementia task force.

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