Dementia doesn’t just affect the elderly. It also impacts thousands of people 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.
FAMILY + FRIENDS
We can help support both you and your loved one. Contact us to inquire about our programming.
Volunteers assist recreation therapists to actively engage participants and families.
Supporters help foster community-based services for practical daytime support.
Our organization is uniquely designed to support people with young-onset dementia.
The first of it’s kind, we need your help to continue to support Calgarians living with the effects of this disease.
Over 1,400 people (between 40-64 years of age) are living with young-onset dementia in the Calgary area (Alberta Health, 2018). Typically, people in this age group with this diagnosis are physically active and social. They are in the prime of their careers and family life.
With service days weekly, 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
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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.