Media centre


If you are a journalist and need more information on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the York Region or to arrange for an interview, contact Lisa Day, communications and fund development coordinator, at [email protected] .

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Check out our press releases. See who to contact for story information. Photo courtesy of Terje Sollie from Pexels 

Welcome to our Media Centre

Director of Philanthropy
Tammy Bucci
905-726-3477, ext. 233
[email protected]

Communications and Fund Development Coordinator

Events Coordinator
Carol Dowell
[email protected]

Fund Development Coordinator
Yolanda Mol Amelink
905-726-3477, ext. 231
[email protected]

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 .

Please note that older media releases and interviews may contain numbers that are no longer current.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.

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of York Region can help people on the dementia journey by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling. Use this page as your guide to finding the care and support you may need.

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Our people

Meet some of the people working to create a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people living with dementia.

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