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.
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.
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.