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.
Creating community for people
with young onset dementia
and their families
for active health and well-being.
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 day of respite.
Volunteers assist recreation therapists to actively engage participants and families.
Supporters help foster community-based services for practical daytime support.
“YouQuest is my haven”
BRUCE R. – PARTICIPANT
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In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
We honour the history of this land and continue to find ways to support the building of respectful relationships and reconciliation with Indigenous groups.