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.

Recurring and
in Honour / In Memory options
ATB pays fees; 15%
Matching / Anonymous options

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 full-day break from caregiving.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers assist recreation therapists to actively engage participants and families.

SUPPORTERS

Supporters help foster community-based services for practical daytime support.

“YouQuest is my haven”

BRUCE R. – PARTICIPANT

Calgary Flames Foundation
Registered Charity
#72975 8912 RR0001
YouQuest Young Onset Dementia Association is planning to spend $10,000 to raise an estimated $400,000 this year to provide recreation therapy, counselling and peer support to families living with young-onset dementia. For information, contact Myrla Bulman at info@youquest.ca or (403) 255-7018 or #2 Lincoln Green SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7G6