MARCH 2 – Supporting Dementia in Canada

Remember to support dementia when others can't ... Time for a Cup of Tea - MARCH 2 - MAD HATTER TEA PARTY 1-8 March 2014 Time for a Cup of Tea - Mmm, is there anything better than a cup of tea? No matter what, it just seems to make everything better! And that's what Dementia are working to do: make things better for both people with dementia and their carers. There are millions of people in the world with dementia. People with dementia gradually lose their memory. This can mean … [Read more...]

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Canada, 747,000 people currently live with dementia and one of the major challenges they and their families face when they receive the diagnosis is the stigma associated with it. In fact, according to a recent poll by Alzheimer's Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis. That's why, this January during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society Canada is launching a nation-wide campaign called "See … [Read more...]

Caregiver Awareness Month – NOV 2013

November is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month "This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregiversremind us of the decency and kindnessto which we can all aspire." -President Barack Obama, 2011 Proclamation National Family Caregivers Month is a nationally recognized month observed every November to draw attention to the many challenges facing family caregivers, advocate for stronger public policy to address family caregiving issues, and raise … [Read more...]

National Alzheimer’s Plan, Canadian National demographics show

Right now, over 500,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. That number is expected to double by 2038. We are asking the Canadian government to create a plan to respond to the dementia crisis. Within two decades, it's estimated that more than 1 million Canadians will be living with dementia, yet Canada still has no national, strategic plans to make sure every one of these people -- and their families -- get the treatment and support they need. Tell Prime Minister … [Read more...]

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