Catherine Booth & Michael Kirk will match your monthly gift.

This World Alzheimer’s Month when you become a monthly donor, your gift will have double the impact for a year* in Ontario.

Give now!Read their stories here!
ASO-Sept-Campaign-banner

We are here to help

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.

Get help
Wording on top of a gradient background that sits on top of a forget-me-not flowers

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.

News and stories

WAM - Lori and Randy

York Region
September 13, 2022

Lori's husband Randy lives with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Lori made the decision to put Randy in long-term care after the realization she couldn't be a caregiver any longer.

Woman with dark shoulder-length hair wearing a Canada 150 shirt resting on a man in a wheelchair wearing the same shirt

WAM - Deb and Rocky

York Region
September 10, 2022

We are catching up with people who have shared their stories with AS York to see how they and their person living with dementia are doing. Deb is doing OK, trying to adjust to her new normal. Rocky, her husband, passed away after a battle with young-onset dementia in 2021. He was 66 years old.

Older woman with short hair standing behind an older man in a wheelchair outside.

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.

Learn more
DAY program staff hosting a seated exercise class in full PPE

Sign up to our mailing list

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.

Learn more
Black keyboard lit up in blue.

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.

Learn more
Logo for First Link, three circles, leaning to hte left, with a forget-me-not flower in the middle circle

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.

Learn more
Logo for the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team

Access Dementia Resources in Other Languages

Hindi, Mandarin and Cantonese are some of the most-spoken languages in Canada. Find essential facts about dementia in multiple languages.

Access resources now
Hello in many languages.