All the latest news and stories about Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and the brain.

Food for the Brain webinar - free

York Region
April 13, 2021

 Bonnie Wisener, a registered holistic nutritionist, will talk about the importance of what to eat in a seminar that kicks off the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's. #IGWalkforAlz

Head and shoulder shot of Bonnie Wisener, a registered holistic nutritionist, sitting in front of tall green plants some with yellow flowers.

Holy Trinity School - partnership

York Region
March 25, 2021

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.

Head and shoulder shot of student Jay Hung

Dr. Sharon Cohen talks about dementia

York Region
February 17, 2021

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.

Head and shoulder shot of Dr. Sharon Cohen from the Toronto Memory Program on top of a forget-me-not flower background.

Missing special people at AS York

York Region
February 9, 2021

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.

Jennifer Dance Bowen and Feroze outside in a selfie under a blue sky.

Friendship and understanding

York Region
February 9, 2021

Three people share their experiences with the Alzheimer Society of York Region young-onset dementia support group, which is now virtual.

Deb Copithorn and her husband Rocky, who lives with young-onset dementia

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.

Joyce Thompson

AS York to be featured on podcast

York Region
December 2, 2020

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.

Picture of Stacey and Marianna Speranza, founders of The Business Casual, in a covered room with plants in the backgroun

New business donates proceeds to AS York

York Region
November 12, 2020

Antonella Morale Giles and her sister sister Belinda Morale Smith founded Rose & Flair Lifestyle. A portion of their yearly sales will be donated to AS York.

Portrait of the Morale family.

Family first - Sandy and Bruce's story

York Region
October 28, 2020

Holiday Giving Campaign - Sandy Howie reached out to the Alzheimer Society of York Region for support and services after her dad, Bruce, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Her dad calls his diagnosis the "biggest challenge of his life". Sandy said she is grateful for AS York's support.

Picture of Bruce Howie in cowboy hat with coffee cup standing in front of a building holding onto a cane.

Fundraiser will see family get tattoos

York Region
October 27, 2020

Theresa Laird, her mom Lori and her brother Steven will each get one of Theresa's dad Randy's favourite one-liners tattooed on them if they reach various fundraising goals.

Photo of Theresa and Steven with their dad Randy, who lives with dementia