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


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


Selena Costabile hosts golf tourney

York Region
October 2, 2020

Pro golfer Selena Costabile hosts a golf tournament in honour of her grandmother who lives with dementia and in support of programs and services including the DAY program and music offered by the Alzheimer Society of York Region.

Gioulizar Smoian, who lives with dementia, standing with her walker and her granddaughter Selena Costabile hugging on a sidewalk


Prof. June Andrews at Forget-Me-Not Breakfast

York Region
October 1, 2020

Prof. June Andrews, who teaches dementia studies internationally, is the guest speaker at the annual Forget-Me-Not Breakfast, taking place virtually on Nov. 7. She will speak for an hour, followed by a question and answer period. Her topic is Caring for People Living with Dementia in a time of COVID-19.

Prof. June Andrews sitting at her desk with a red reading lamp, a gold mirror and a laptop


Register now - Digital Literacy Club

York Region
September 28, 2020

The goal of the Digital Literacy Club is to help caregivers be comfortable and confident around technology. This story was published in NewmarketToday.ca on Sept. 25, 2020.

Image of Chris Bint, CEO and chief learning officer for Tech coaches, in front of a sign of the open road.


Jake is racing to win and raise funds

York Region
September 25, 2020

Every time Jake Cowden reaches the podium in his go-kart races this September, his family will donate $100 to AS York. Jake's grandmother lives with dementia and funds raised will go to programs and services to help caregivers.

Jake Cowden holding a giant Alzheimer Society of York Region cheque after his recent go-kart win


Forget-Me-Not Garden honours people impacted by dementia

York Region
September 15, 2020

Sandi Jones and Colleen Abbott talk about the importance of remembering their loved ones in this story about the Forget-Me-Not Garden, located in Welcome Centre of the Aurora DAY program on Edward Street.

AS York's Forget-Me-Not Garden, round circles of various sizes and colours with names itched on in memory or in honour