• Alzheimer's Disease,  Blog,  Community Events,  dementia,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's,  Personal Stories,  Toronto Events,  Volunteering,  Volunteers

    Memory Ball and the Millennial Spirit

    Looking for your daily dose of inspiration? Well then, you’re in for a treat. Today, we are pleased to feature an inspiring post from one of (the many!) inspiring member of the Memory Ball Team. Amanda McMillan has been involved in Memory Ball for the past five years, and has shared her spunk, creativity, and dedication with us throughout the years. She’s crafted a thought-provoking post about some of the things she’s learned throughout her time volunteering with Memory Ball, and her thoughts on the millennial spirit. We are excited to share this post with you and to remind folks that early bird tickets for this year’s event will be going…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Blog,  dementia,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's,  Personal Stories,  Uncategorized,  Volunteering

    “How’s Your Dad?”

    Katie Iveson connected with the Memory Ball team back in the summer of 2014. Feeling an immediate bond with the members whose experiences so closely matched her own, Katie began her journey volunteering as a member of the Memory Ball team. She took part in our awareness-building short film from 2015 – But I’m Also A Caregiver. Katie’s sincerity, dedication and commitment to Memory Ball are truly appreciated. Here are some poignant words she so kindly shared with us about her Father and the stigma around dementia. In 2012, my Father was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of dementia that causes one’s language capabilities to become progressively impaired. An official diagnosis…

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    Getting Ready for Memory Ball

    Get ready for Memory Ball this Saturday! Here are some essentials to get you in the party mood from our friends at Langton Communications. 1. A great dress! Rent Frock Repeat has some beautiful designer frocks at a fraction of the retail cost. Rent one with code MEMORY and you’ll not only receive a 15% discount but they’ll also donate a portion of your rental back to the cause. How charitable AND glamorous! 2. Face – from our custom SnapChat filter to the GIF photobooth, you’ll want to be camera-ready. Elizabeth Arden’s sunset-inspired hues will complement and accentuate your skin tone, plus it’s easy to reapply throughout the night. 3.…

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    Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore Alzheimer’s

    Do you know the cost of ignoring Alzheimer’s disease? We have a mission at Memory Ball, and that is to end Alzheimer’s disease in this lifetime. Right now, there are currently about 747,000 people with dementia across Canada. That number is expected to double to 1.4 million by 2031. Alzheimer’s is officially the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. This number could actually be higher, because it may cause even more deaths than official sources recognize. Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an epidemic, but it can be stopped. We can make a difference.