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Christiana Egi

She uses love, respect, and innovative approaches to support those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

Christiana Egi is a dementia advocate passionate about supporting and educating people to enhance their well-being. As a registered nurse, diabetes educator, registered natural health nutritionist, and geriatric and mental health specialist, she is determined to help eradicate the stigma around dementia and mental illness.

As the co-host of the biweekly podcast, Our Forever Young, Christiana dives into conversations with other experts around the topics of mental and physical wellness. She is also the author of three children’s books aimed at educating children about Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. A Rose for Grandma: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s, Unmasking Grandpa: A Journey Through Vascular Dementia, and Unraveled are available wherever books are sold. 

Christiana spent 10 of her 35-year nursing career working in the crisis unit of Canada’s largest psychiatric hospital. For 25 years, she has owned and operated Alexis Lodge Retirement Residences in Toronto, Canada, a business she founded with her late husband, Anthony. Their mission is to impact the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia with a focus on providing person-centred care and giving them a place to call home.

Alexis Lodge is founded with a home-like atmosphere and is focused on putting the person first to improve the quality of life for individuals confronting Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. Incorporating DementiAbility methods — ways to create an environment that supports the needs of each person living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia — underscores Christiana and Alexis Lodge’s commitment to setting residents up for success by recognizing their unique stories, diverse journeys, and individual needs, ensuring tailored solutions for each person. Her work and innovative approaches to supporting people with dementia and their families have been featured in the Toronto Star as well as CTV News and other media outlets.

A mother and grandmother, Christiana is a woman of faith who uses her belief as a guide to help others appreciate the little things in life and be thankful for them. She has a daily goal of putting a smile on someone’s face and applies this belief to the care that she and her awesome staff provide daily to individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. To Christiana, love and respect are the cornerstones of caring for an individual.




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