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U65 dementia: Help us, help others!

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Raised by 10 people in 2 months
Created December 8, 2017
Cindy McCaffery
on behalf of YouQuest (Young Onset Dementia Association)
“Have a good day, everyday!”

My involvement with young onset dementia — what we call U65 dementia — began when my father-in-law was diagnosed at age 52, and continues with my husband, John, who was diagnosed in 2007 at age 48.

John and I both know that his cognition and mood improve when he has a daily activity to look forward to, but unfortunately there aren’t any suitable places where he can comfortably socialize and be active with peers.
Why YouQuest?

To fill this service gap, my business partner Myrla Bulman and I co-founded a non-profit* called YouQuest, Calgary’s first wellness community designed for active people with U65 dementia.

Participants have access to the Trico Centre for Family Wellness amenities (Fitness Centre, Aquatics, Arenas, Drop-in Gym, Drop-in Fitness) with ongoing, one-on-one Recreation Therapy assessment plus volunteer support. YouQuest has dedicated space for conversation, meal preparation, and co-planning of self-directed and group activities based on preferred interests.

There are over 1,100 younger families living the reality of U65 dementia in the Calgary area. There is no funding for relevant daytime resources to help families maintain a positive quality of life and stay connected to their community.

Help us to help others!

Your donation will help offset the daily operational cost (approximately $150/day/person) that is prohibitive to families under financial and emotional hardship due to forced retirement, loss of income/health benefits, changing roles and care partner burnout.

The YouQuest pilot launches in January 2018 and donations will help create this opportunity for people like John to "have a good day, every day".


*Note: YouQuest is a non-profit association incorporated in Alberta. At this time, we are not able to offer donors a tax receipt; however, we truly appreciate your support of the YouQuest pilot.
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$1,700 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 2 months
Created December 8, 2017
Cindy McCaffery
on behalf of YouQuest (Young Onset Dementia Association)
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