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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.
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.
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.
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.