Our team, Spare a Thought for Dementia, recently participated in the annual Walk for Memories organized by Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. We fundraised and walked to support research on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. For more information about the event and our participation, please check out the presentation slides below.
Telling Our Story: T4Dementia
Students enrolled at Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication collaborated with Dr. Kristine Newman and Jacky Au Duong, CCK, to storyboard, draft, and produce a 3-minute 300-word video about the Spare a Thought for Dementia collaborative.
Dr. Kristine Newman presents at GNAO 2018
Dr. Kristine Newman presented a poster at the 2018 Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario’s Biennial Conference (GNAO 2018), held this year on April 12-13 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Creative Answers to Drive Mental Health Initiatives
On March 13th, 2018, Dr. Kristine Newman and the Centre for Communicating Knowledge hosted a workshop on Active Student Citizenship through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing’s Student Engagement Initiative.
T4D Makes Impact at Walk for Memories
On a bright Saturday morning in February, Ryerson’s Spare a Thought for Dementia team met at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto to participate in the 28th Annual Walk for Memories event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. Over 2000 families, companies, and volunteers fundraised and participated across the GTA to: Provide personalized music playersContinue reading T4D Makes Impact at Walk for Memories
Launch Presentation: Spare a Thought for Dementia
Dr. Kristine Newman and Jacky Au Duong presents the making of the Spare a Thought for Dementia to Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Services.
VIDEO: Lisa Loiselle on Youth Dementia Awareness
Lisa Loiselle, Associate Director of Research at the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, discusses the Young Carers Project and some of the resources that are available for young carers.
VIDEO: Christopher Wynn on Youth Dementia Awareness
Christopher Wynn discusses some of the learning curves and challenges he had to deal with while caring for his father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
VIDEO: Felicia White on Youth Dementia Awareness
Felicia White shares her experiences working with the Dementia community. Watch what she has to say!
VIDEO: Zameer Bharwani on Youth Dementia Awareness
Watch this video to learn more about some of the challenges that Zameer Bharwani faced while running a youth organization.