Jake Cowden races formula 1600 cars in the Toyo Tires series and go-karts on his free weekends. For the second year now, Jake is racing for good and raising funds for AS York in honour of his grandmother, Joyce, who lives with dementia.
The Alzheimer Society of York Region is pleased to announce Raza M. Naqvi MHSc, MD, FRCPC, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Markham Stouffville Hospital and Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto, has joined the Board of Directors.
Liz Maynes was 61 when she passed away in 2019 after a nine-year battle with young-onset dementia. Her husband Bruce Rhodes and their son David are this year's Honorary Family for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's taking place virtually May 29.
Bonnie Wisener will talk about the importance of what to eat in a seminar that kicks off the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's. #IGWalkforAlz
After experiencing a Minds in Motion program for people living with early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners, Holy Trinity School student Jay Hung knows more about this fatal disease and the people living with it, and he shares that knowledge with his school community.
Dr. Sharon Cohen is the medical director of the Toronto Memory Program and is the guest speaker of AS York's upcoming virtual Forget-Me-Not Breakfast, April 24. Funds raised at this event go to programs and services to York Region residents impacted by dementia.
Jennifer Dance Bowen cares for her husband Feroze, who lives with Alzheimer's disease. She talks about how COVID-19 impacted both of them and her worry not just for Feroze, but herself as the caregiver.
Three people share their experiences with the Alzheimer Society of York Region young-onset dementia support group, which is now virtual.
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.
Marianna and Stacey Speranza created a podcast The Business Casual to help young women find mentors and showcase female trailblazers. AS York's Andrea Ubell will be on the podcast Dec. 4. Stacey and Marianna are also raising money for AS York during the holiday season.