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.
In partnership with SAIT Recreation, YouQuest is uniquely dedicated to people with young onset dementia.
With access to SAIT’s Wellness Centre and campus resources, participants have a safe, welcoming place to enjoy their day.
Recreation therapists and volunteers co-plan days with participants based on personal interests, strengths and abilities.
Family caregivers and friends have peace of mind.
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.