YOUQUEST BLOG

An exciting year of firsts!

An exciting year of firsts!

  Just over a year ago we launched Calgary’s first daytime support service designed for people living with young-onset dementia. At YouQuest, we set out to give our participants a place to belong with peers and an active day filled with choices, while providing...

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Oh, the places we’ve been!

Oh, the places we’ve been!

  Congratulations to YouQuest on their 1st Anniversary! I was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at age 48. Dementia stole my career, my workplace friendships, and the ability to prepare for retirement. Until my diagnosis I had been engaged in my community and...

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We’re on a roll!

We’re on a roll!

  While designing YouQuest, our focus was to find out directly from families what kind of support really mattered. What would actually help when dementia exerts its grip in this earlier than expected stage of life? Coming soon, the pilot year evaluation report...

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Respect & Remembering

Respect & Remembering

Recently, Remembrance Day had us reflecting on family members connected to the wars and everyone was keen to show respect for those who gave us our freedoms. There were many memories, and a few tears, because even the passing of the years doesn’t dull our connection...

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On the road again …

On the road again …

Who doesn’t love communing with nature and getting out of the city into the fresh air? Everyone had the choice of taking a 30-minute or 1.5-hour hike at Forget-me-not Pond in August. What a perfect day, and one of our many trips! Our participants tell us that they...

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Everyone feels welcome

Everyone feels welcome

Profile:  Susie Dooley, Volunteer Coordinator (with Myrla at 2019 Calgary Volunteer Fair) I joined YouQuest in January 2019 after hearing about the charity at a speaker series on dementia at the Calgary Public Library. People are intrigued by my volunteer work at...

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A kind gesture

A kind gesture

It all started with a first gesture by Russell Kane with Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial who was keen to recognize our cause in honour of former club member John McCaffery. Rotary is well-known for its mantra of ‘service above self’ and we have since presented to...

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A dynamic campus

A dynamic campus

SAIT Athletics & Recreation Partnership Our heartfelt thanks to Budd Brazier at SAIT Athletics & Recreation for access to the Wellness Centre and exceptional staff who are always ready to make our day go smoothly. Campus life suits us just fine as we blend in...

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A leader in innovation

A leader in innovation

Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) was our first major funder that facilitated the September 2018 YouQuest launch through their Spark Program for early-stage innovations. Recognizing that...

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Our donors, we thank you all

Our donors, we thank you all

Our individual donors are truly extraordinary … Whether it is a personal connection to dementia within one’s circle or just a genuine caring for our YouQuest mission, there is nothing quite like individual donors who give a gift to sustain our unique services. These...

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