Living with Dementia

Meet Lois

Despite the diagnosis, Lois and her family learned some valuable life lessons

Stories from others

Meet Matt and Maria

Matt & Maria share how their father's condition changed their perspectives on life and finding a new appreciation for what's really important.

Meet Judy

Judy and her family's experience with dementia inspired Judy to volunteer her time and form yearly traditions

Meet Cheryl & Lori

Cheryl and Lori's mother Ann lived with dementia. And they learned to use humour to help them cope.

Meet Harold & Kim

Despite the diagnosis of young/early onset dementia, they still find ways to connect and maintain quality of life

Meet John & Evelyn

Explore how becoming a caregiver changed John's life and how he learned to adapt

Meet Matt and Heather

This devoted son and his mother experienced a dramatic change

Meet Peter Maher

The Calgary Flames sportscaster and Hockey Hall of Famer opens up about his mother

Meet Sorayda

Sorayda shares how her grandmother's diagnosis devastated her, and what helped her the most

Meet Donna

Donna talks about the pain her entire family felt and how they learned to find humour and appreciate small moments

Meet Gord & Brenda

Meet two inspirational local people who found a way to turn their experience into something positive and left behind a legacy in the process

Meet Lois

Lois shares her mother's heartbreaking diagnosis and the struggle to provide her with the life she wanted

Meet Tracy

Tracy's journey with her mother's early onset dementia inspired her to get involved

Meet Ashley

Ashley talks about her grandfather's condition, the lessons she learned and the importance of seeking support early on

Meet Ruth and John

Ruth shares the story of her husband John's diagnosis, and how taking care of herself is a vital part of being a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Meet Samantha and Shawn

In her own words, Samantha tells us about her experience - at just 28 years old - as primary caregiver for her 57-year-old mother, who is battling Alzheimer's disease.

Meet Angela and Clyde

Angela discusses how she's come to find meaning in sharing with others her husband's journey with young onset dementia.

Meet Janet and Danny

Danny discusses how his family life has changed since Janet's condition has progressed. Thanks to the support from the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, he was connected with quality resources and people who genuinely understand.