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Early diagnosis keeps your life from unravelling – January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Awareness 2014

Did you know that up to 50 percent of Canadians with dementia aren’t diagnosed early enough?

For many, this means losing precious time at a point when care and support can make a tremendous difference in quality of life for both the person with dementia and their family.

This Alzheimer Awareness Month, visit www.earlydiagnosis.ca to learn more about how knowing the signs and talking to your doctor could help you or someone you know. ... Read More

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Budding researcher’s passion finds Alzheimer’s risk starts as early as childhood along with possible seeds for a cure

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As far back as day care “arts and crafts,” Daniel Felsky was making cubes with pictures on the sides showing him as a scientist curing disease. He would beg his pre-school teachers for egg cartons as stand-in beakers and test tubes. Now, he is using neural imaging to find potential treatments or prevention through genetics.

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Alzheimer Society of Canada welcomes commitment of G8 countries to work together to address rising dementia crisis

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The Ministers of Health from all G8 countries were invited by current G8 President, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, to attend a special G8 Dementia Summit on December 11, 2013. Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, was personally invited by Cameron to participate.

This Dementia Summit shone an international spotlight on the impact that the dementia crisis will have on society. Its purpose was to shape an international response to dementia through increased research, innovation and partnerships. ... Read More

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Jim Mann is a passionate advocate both locally and nationally for people living with dementia. In November, he was the recipient of the 2013 NHCC Changemaker Award!

He spoke with us about how he has been a changemaker and what others can do to make their community more dementia-friendly.

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AmbiguousLossMary Schulz, Director of Education describes our new resource, Ambiguous loss and grief in dementia: a resource for individuals and families.

It’s a resource for family members who often experience a continuous and profound sense of loss and subsequent grief as they live through the progression of dementia.

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We partner with Alzheimer Societies in every province. Here are some highlights of their work and how to connect with them.

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Alberta and Northwest Territories

Coming March 2014, the ASANT Cafe is an online gathering place that offers access to information, education and support for people with dementia and their care partners, no matter where they live in Alberta. The design and development of the ASANT Cafe was funded entirely through an Innovation Grant from Alberta Health. Visit our website.

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British Columbia

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is proud to be launching an LGBTQ caregiver support group starting in January and to have hosted a Chinese dementia forum on Jan. 4. On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, the Society will hold its annual Investors Group Walk for Memories, which takes place in 23 communities across B.C.

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Manitoba

Join an expert panel for a free public education titled, “Dementia…Answers you need” on Wednesday, January 29 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.

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New Brunswick

The Memory Café held monthly in a growing number of locations is an innovative program for people with dementia and their families where they can learn and receive support, in a fun and relaxed environment.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our social media channels and office relocation have been very successful in heightening the general awareness of the disease and the services offered by the Society. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube or at our office.

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Nova Scotia

Exciting things are happening in Nova Scotia! For more information, visit our website or get social with us on Facebook: facebook.com/alzheimersocietyns or Twitter: @AlzheimerNS.

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Ontario

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario has created a new resource called shifting focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour, praised for its user-friendly design and language. To learn more, download a copy or purchase multiple copies of our short version, visit www.shiftingfocus.ca

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Prince Edward Island

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Alzheimer Awareness Conference on January 23rd! Panelists include: Caregivers, health professionals and researcher Dr. Darvesh. Attendees encompass: professionals, carers and the public. Visit our website for exciting January Awareness details!

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Quebec

Ingrid St-Pierre, talented singer-songwriter, is the new spokesperson for the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies. Ingrid has accepted to speak on behalf of the 125 000 Quebecers living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, bringing hope to their families and caregivers.

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Saskatchewan

Join the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and Walk to Help…Walk for Hope on Sunday, January 19 at www.WalkForMemoriesSK.ca

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Last Updated: 10/14/15
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