In the larger story of dementia, there’s a hidden path that hundreds of Calgarians and their families walk daily. It’s a path that emerges as early as one’s 40s, 50s and 60s. It ends careers, shatters lives, and numbs futures. It’s called Young Onset Dementia (YOD).
In Calgary today, there is no daytime support designed for the unique needs that families living with this disease face. There is an urgent need to fill this gap.
YouQuest IS BUILDING!
YouQuest is a recreation therapy-based wellness program where active people with Young Onset Dementia can find purpose and a rewarding quality of life after diagnosis. Cindy & John tell us why it matters.
FOCUS ON YOUNG ONSET RESEARCH
Pamela Roach at the University of Calgary has authored several academic articles on the unique needs of families living with Young Onset Dementia. We are pleased to welcome Pamela as an advisor to our pilot design and evaluation. Listen to Pam & Cindy on CBC Radio Homestretch.