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Quarterly newsletter - June 2013

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Unlocking the Alzheimer’s Puzzle: meet Dr. Sébastien Hébert

Dr. Sébastien Hébert

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is celebrating 25 years of funding researchers from across Canada. $4.5 million is being awarded to 38 different projects aimed at improving prevention, and diagnosis and treatment, as well as finding a cure. A record-breaking $4 million will be from the ASRP.

Dr. Sébastien Hébert is one of the researchers funded through this year’s ASRP competition and one who has been funded by the ASRP from the very beginning of his research career. He is currently an assistant professor at Laval University in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences and a passionate Alzheimer’s disease researcher.
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MedicAlert® Safely Home®

People with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias are no different than anyone else. They want to be able to move about freely and live as independently as possible. However, changes in the brain can cause people with dementia to lose the ability to recognize familiar places, to communicate or to remember their own name or address. They may leave home, become confused and get lost. MedicAlert ID bracelet

In our continued efforts to support people living with dementia, the Alzheimer Society of Canada is proud to partner with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation, a non-profit organization with more than 50 years’ of experience in providing a voice to Canadians in an emergency, to enhance the safety of people with dementia. ... Read More

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Check out our blog! spacer All About Me
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  Elizabeth Allen and husband

We recently launched a blog in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario!

Read one woman’s personal experience with stigma in her open letter, as read on CBC Radio.

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All about me coverAll about me is a booklet for people with dementia who are receiving care in any setting. It's a practical tool that they can use to tell caregivers about their needs, preferences, likes and dislikes and interests.

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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

The 2013 Pro-Am Face Off for Alzheimer's hockey tournament scores big in Alberta! NHL alumni joined with local amateur hockey players to raise more than $2 million to support dementia research and care in Alberta.

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British Columbia

The Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s charitable hockey tournament will raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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Manitoba

Throughout the month of June, thousands of walkers join together in Memory Walk events across the province to raise funds in support of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Find a Walk in your community!

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New Brunswick

The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick is proud to have launched the "Alzheimer Journey: First Steps" series after piloting the program in Saint John. This 5-part family education series is available province-wide in both official languages.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

We are pleased to have launched our First Link program to more effectively offer services to those on the journey of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians take to the streets to walk in support of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

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Ontario

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario recently launched a new program called Finding Your Way which offers practical advice on how people with dementia can stay safe while staying active. It shows how to best deal with the risk of going missing. www.findingyourwayontario.ca

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Prince Edward Island

Exciting things are happening on PEI, for more information visit our website or get social with us on Facebook: facebook.com/AlzheimerPEI or Twitter: @AlzheimerPEI!

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Quebec

The 7th annual Quebec Walk for Memories was on May 26th. Over 300 teams participated in 47 walks across the province, raising over $877,000. Thank you to the participants, employees and volunteers who braved the rainy weather and made the event a success! Learn more about the Walk for Memories, at qcwalkformemories.ca.

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Saskatchewan

With an increase in government funding to the First Link® program, the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan will open 4 new offices by September

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Published by the Alzheimer Society of Canada
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Last Updated: 10/14/15
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