Did you know that being proactive and dealing with hearing loss, could be one way to reduce your risk of dementia. Kate Dupuis from the Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging at the Centre for Elder Research ...
When Susan Isaacs’ husband Howard was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 67, he became one of the 564,000 people currently living with dementia in Canada. But like each of these men and women Howard is more than a number.
The Board of Directors of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM) is pleased to welcome Carol Walters as our new CEO. Carol assumed the leadership position at ASLM at the end of May.
Having dementia presents challenges, but there are things you can do to manage the risks and still enjoy a healthy active lifestyle at home and in the community. It is sometimes hard to determine the level of risk as it can change from day to day and from minute to minute. It is important to understand some of the risks that can be associated with living with dementia. Examples of these risks include poor health, going missing, living in an unsafe environment and injury.
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex thanks the Art Emporium of Port Stanley for its fundraising event "Artists for Alzheimer's". Proceeds from the event's art auction will be donated to help fund programs and services ASLM provides to the community.
On April 18th the Ontario Trillium Foundation announced the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex as the recipient of a $151,300 grant. This generous three year grant will be used to deliver programs and services in rural areas around London and Middlesex helping to close the dementia programs and services gap rural areas experience. The funding will grow programs and services currently in place, such as the popular Memory Cafes, that provide support and educational services to rural communities within London and Middlesex.
After 11 years as CEO of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, Betsy Little is retiring. As part of the celebration of her impending retirement, a gathering of community partners, friends, donors and stakeholders was was held Thursday, April 20th.
"When he forgot my name, he started calling me Curly ... it was funny but sad too." Sam Joseph, a local 11 year old boy, donated half of his birthday money to help Alzheimer Society clients and to honour his grandfather. This heartwarming letter he wrote is sure to brighten your day. Thank you Sam!
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex was founded by a group of volunteers in 1982, and they continue to be an integral part to enhancing the care we are able to deliver to families living with dementia. We currently have a team of over 240 active volunteers, and this year have decided to honour Joan Cox with our annual Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism to celebrate her contributions to ASLM and the community.
A decrease in memory effectiveness is a normal part of aging, however when these memory issues are serious enough to interfere with everyday life it could be a sign of Mild Cognitive Impairment. ASLM offers a "Learning the ROPES For Living With MCI" program that helps to optimize cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training and psychosocial support.