January - Alzheimer's Awareness Month


January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about York Region residents impacted by dementia as well as the families that care for them.

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

To learn more about how AS York can help, email Sara MacLean, the First Link navigator, at [email protected]

AS York CEO, Loren Freid recently spoke to Kevin Frankish on 105.9 The Region about Alzheimer Awareness Month and why dementia awareness is so critical at this time of year.

Click on thumbnail below to listen in full. 

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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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Photo of randy, his wife Lori and their two grandkids

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.

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Joyce Thompson