Celebrating Alzheimer's Awareness Month

AS York is raising awareness about the more than 17,000 York region residents living with Alzheimer's disease. This month, people are encouraged to learn more about the disease and how they can help.

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January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

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COVID-19, social isolation and dementia

York Region
December 18, 2020

Joyce Thompson was an outgoing person who loved to help people and feel useful. But because of the restrictions due to COVID-19 and the social isolation she has endured since March, her daughter Kerri said her mom's cognitive decline is great. Joyce lives with Alzheimer's disease.

Joyce Thompson

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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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