Alzheimer’s disease impacts family and friends as well as the person with the disease. You can support someone living with Alzheimer’s disease by remembering that life doesn’t end when the disease begins and that Alzheimer’s does not define a person. Help break the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease by remembering they are #StillHere. What a powerful hashtag.
It still surprises me, and scares me, that 72% of those afflicted with Alzheimer are women. Staggering. The Alzheimer Society of Canada can help you with questions, resources, education, support and counselling. A great place to turn to when you may feel overwhelmed.
The Alzheimer Society offers many resources to help those living with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers. If you have questions or require help, reach out to the Alzheimer Society. Be a friend, be informed and be a supporter for those who are #StillHere. To donate head on over to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Donations will be used to support programs and services in your community and will better the quality of life for patients. Monies raised will also help fun education and public awareness. Remember that every little bit helps.
While you are over on their site making a donation make sure to enter their contest. You could win a lunch date at Jump Toronto with renowned dementia researcher Dr Barry Greenberg. Flights and hotel are also included. The contest will end on 04/15.
Did you know that you could boost your brain power? Alzheimer Society shares how recipes, puzzles and fitness are all BrainBooster® activities. Choosing the right foods and maintaining a well-balanced diet can will feed your brain what it needs. Regular physical and brain exercises will keep your brain healthy.