Tag Archives: Alzheimer Society of York Region

Working Together for Health: York Region Communities Gather for Passport to Wellness 2013

Working Together for HealthThank you to all those who attended this year’s Passport to Wellness 2013 at the Aurora Cultural Centre!  It was wonderful to have seen a good community presence, and to have other energetic health professionals gathered under one roof in support of the Alzheimer’s Society of York Region, the York Region Food Network and a healthy community.

Walk for Memories

On May 27, 2012 I will be participating in the 5K Walk for Memories with the Alzheimer Society of York Region. I will be walking with a team of other young professionals who are also passionate about raising awareness for this cause! If you are a young professional in the Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, North York region who is also interested in walking with inspired like-minded young professionals, please feel free to contact me directly to arrange to walk with us.  See you at the finish line!

Your “Brainy” Tip of the Day:  minimize your exposure to aluminum where possible.

Aluminum toxicity appears to play a significant role in the development of the neurofibrillary tangles of persons with Alzheimer’s.  Some ways of minimizing repetitive exposure includes swapping your aluminum foil with glass containers when storing food.  Your antiperspirants, deodorants and makeup can also be sources of aluminum; while present in minuet amounts, can add up over time with continuous exposure over a lifetime.  There are supplements that may be appropriate to chelate aluminum from the body and brain, which you can discuss with your healthcare provider.