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

Ryan Ainsworth - Honorary Family

York Region
April 8, 2022

Musician Ryan Ainsworth is a familiar face at the Aurora and Thornhill DAY programs. Prior to COVID-19, he would perform at the Aurora and Thornhill DAY programs bringing music and joy to clients living with dementia. Ainsworth is this year's IG Wealth Management's Honorary Family. #IGWalkforAlz

Three images of Ryan Ainsworth, this year's Honorary Family for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Friend with dementia inspires runs

York Region
March 30, 2022

Vikash Jain is running 100K in May to raise funds for programs and services for York Region residents impacted by dementia. He will be running for his friend, John, living with dementia and John's wife, Mary, and for other people impacted by this fatal disease.

Vikash Jain and his son Ami running on a gravel pathway surrounded by trees

International Women's Day

York Region
March 3, 2022

Worldwide, women with dementia outnumber men 2 to 1. In recognition of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating all of the women who are leading the way in dementia research, education, support and services for all of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Senior mother kisses daughter's head

Valentine's Day for Caregivers

York Region
February 10, 2022

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if your significant other is living with dementia, holidays like this one can be especially painful.

image of candy hearts

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.

Photo of randy, his wife Lori and their two grandkids

Champion Racer is Back to Raise Funds

York Region
August 19, 2021

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.

picture of Jake Cowden holding a cheque

AS York Announces New Board Member

York Region
July 29, 2021

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.

Dr. Raza Naqvi

Honorary Family - David and Bruce Rhodes

York Region
April 28, 2021

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.

Family photo of David, Bruce and Liz standing in front of trees and a mountains.