Recognizing 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

News and stories

Life of the Party - Randy Cliff's story

York Region
October 27, 2021

Stouffville resident Randy Cliff was always the life of the party. He was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, shortly after his 60th birthday and it has caused many irreversible changes in him, including the loss of his voice and more recently, his mobility.

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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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