Welcome to our Media Centre
Director of Philanthropy
905-726-3477, ext. 233
Communications and Fund Development Coordinator
Fund Development Coordinator
Yolanda Mol Amelink
905-726-3477, ext. 231
Using the information on this website
Please feel free to use the information on this site in your stories. Please acknowledge the Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) as the original source. We also encourage you to share our number 905-726-3477 and our website alzheimer-york.com .
Please note that older media releases and interviews may contain numbers that are no longer current. Our most recent number is there are more than 17,000 York Region residents living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, with that number expected to more than double by 2031. For every person diagnosed with dementia, another 10 to 12 people are directly impacted.
Language guidelines on dementia
The Alzheimer Society of Canada has developed language guidelines to help tackle the fear and stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By using these preferred terms, it will promote the use of respectful language, and we encourage you to use them when writing and reporting.
Click here to learn more.