Dementia doesn’t just affect the elderly. It also impacts thousands of men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
Tough to diagnose, incurable and on a sharp increase, families are left vulnerable, isolated and disrupted by the gap in services and resources.
Canadians with young-onset dementia and their families need access to relevant day-to-day services. Existing services are designed for seniors and do not meet the unique needs of people with young onset dementia.
YouQuest provides practical support in a community setting.
YouQuest is uniquely dedicated to people with young-onset dementia.
With a new home at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre, participants enjoy a full, active day in the community with their peers.
Recreation therapists and volunteers co-plan days with participants based on personal interests, strengths, and abilities.
Family care partners/friends have peace of mind and full-day respite to manage work, family life and their personal health.
Since inception, YouQuest has provided families with support that is equivalent to
$230,239 in private care fees (based on $35/hr)
Care Partner/Family Respite Hours
On-site Volunteer Support Hours
Participant Physical Activity Hours
FAMILY + FRIENDS
Participants are social and active with peers; families get a full-day break from caregiving.
Volunteers assist recreation therapists to actively engage participants and families.
Supporters help foster community-based services for practical daytime support.
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