Dementia doesn’t just affect the elderly. It also impacts thousands of young men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Tough to diagnose, incurable and on a sharp increase in Alberta, families are left vulnerable, isolated and disrupted by the lack of relevant resources.
YouQuest fills the gap in services by building community connections for people with young-onset dementia to enjoy an active lifestyle.
YouQuest applies the therapeutic recreation model to address social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual needs in a welcoming community setting.
Autonomy. Independence. Confidence. Camaraderie. Freedom. Connections.
Recreation therapists use best practices to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate activities and methods tailored to each individual.
As recommended for young onset dementia, YouQuest delivers services that are “unique, flexible, affordable, tailored and promoting meaningful engagement.”