Tag: dementia

Did you know the following programs are offered FREE? @AlzToronto

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto hosts amazing Events. Did you know the following programs are offered FREE? Increase your knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia by registering for FREE dementia workshops hosted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Their workshops are led by  social workers and education coordinators and are held on a regular…

A Changing Melody Forum – Sat. Oct. 29th @AlzToronto

Join The Alzheimer Society of Toronto at the fourth annual forum for a day of sharing and learning for persons living with MCI or dementia, families, friends, and professionals Come join them to: Empower yourself through learning Connect with others Get supported Get inspired When: Saturday, October 29th 10am – 3pm Where: Oakham House at Ryerson University,  63 Gould St. Cost:…

Introduction to Improv @AlzToronto

Intro to Improv

For people with dementia & caregivers. Come with your imagination to create stories in the moment at this improvisational theatre workshop. No prior experience required. Anyone can do this! Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Place: Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 20 Eglinton Avenue W., Suite 1600 To register: 416-640-6317 or…

Preparing to be a caregiver @Baycrest

Dementia is a long journey. Caregiver’s must learn to re-group, get informed and get support. Start by watching this helpful video. A Community News blog post West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) is committed to engage our readers with relevant community news and access to resources, services and programs in our community.  A healthy community is a…

What You Can Do if Someone Doesn’t Know They Have Dementia

If you are caring for someone with dementia, have you found yourself dealing with anosognosia as well? (Anosognosia is the lack of awareness that there is cognitive decline in oneself.) Not surprisingly, it is very difficult for caregivers and family members to make progress with a person’s illness when they are showing signs of anosognosia. Yet, the…

The Brain Health Movement

West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) believes in the brain health movement – a global community dedicated to aging well and preserving a lifetime of memories. That’s why we partner with the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto, leverage their research and more recently, participate in the 2015 Walk for Memories @AlzToronto. Life expectancy is rising in Canada which…