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The Alzheimer Society of York Region provides programs and services for all stages of the dementia journey for the caregiver and the person living with the disease. Learn more about how we can help.

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The dementia journey can be lonely, but you are not alone. The Alzheimer Society of York Region offers programs and services to people impacted by dementia.

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Ryan Ainsworth - Honorary Family

York Region
April 8, 2022

Musician Ryan Ainsworth is a familiar face at the Aurora and Thornhill DAY programs. Prior to COVID-19, he would perform at the Aurora and Thornhill DAY programs bringing music and joy to clients living with dementia. Ainsworth is this year's IG Wealth Management's Honorary Family. #IGWalkforAlz

Three images of Ryan Ainsworth, this year's Honorary Family for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Update: COVID-19

The pandemic has had a major impact on our community especially for those living with dementia and their caregivers and families. 

We have implemented the following measures to continue to keep our staff and clients safe, while still providing the support that is so desperately needed at this time.

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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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