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Alzheimer Society of Canada calls for “Alzheimer's disease and dementia partnership”

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On the eve of World Alzheimer's Day, the Alzheimer Society of Canada has called on the Federal Government to immediately establish a Canadian Alzheimer's disease and dementia partnership to lead and facilitate the development and implementation of a national strategy. The Society made its call to action in a speech delivered today by CEO Mimi Lowi-Young at the Economic Club of Canada. 

"We have the best minds and the best of intentions, yet what is missing is a fully coordinated response to curb costs and meet the crushing needs of families and those living with this profoundly life-altering and ultimately, fatal disease."
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Make Your Coffee Count: Get involved with Coffee Break® 2013

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Autumn is a great time for catching up with friends over a warm cup of coffee! Show your support for people affected by Alzheimer’s in your community by hosting a Coffee Break.
 

Coffee Break officially launches today. Thousands of people will be hosting events across Canada to help us reach our fundraising goal of $1.5 million for local programs and services. Find out how you can:

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Putting the person back in dementia care: meet Sienna Caspar

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Sienna Caspar is one of many Canadian researchers dedicated to making life better for people with dementia.

In 2012, Sienna received a Doctoral Award through the Alzheimer Society Research Program to study person-centred care for long-term care residents living with dementia. But long before she received her award, she already understood the critical role of frontline care aides. ... Read More

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The 26th annual Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) competition launched earlier this month.

Learn about the competition and how the ASRP review panel decides which projects to support each year!

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SharedExperiencesCanadians in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease share their experiences, thoughts and feelings and offe practical tips and suggestions for others with the disease.

This booklet is also available in MP3 format

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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 Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories recently hosted a provincial advocacy workshop to assist people with early onset Alzheimer’s and their care partners to become effective advocates for improving access to services, care and support in their communities.

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British Columbia

This September, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. introduces the stories of four caregivers for World Alzheimer’s Month. Follow their stories as they develop on the Society’s Facebook page at facebook.com/AlzheimerBC or Twitter at @AlzheimerBC.

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Manitoba

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Care4U conference takes place on Sat, November 2. This one-day conference is designed to support and revitalize caregivers in Manitoba by offering education that will assist them in caring for someone with dementia.

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New Brunswick

What memories would you never want to lose? Join the Society for the second annual Souvenir Gala, an exhibition & auction of unique photographs taken by unforgettable New Brunswickers, each photo representing a memory the photographer would never want to lose to dementia.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a First Link® Learning Series for caregivers and family members. It includes a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. The series is available on their YouTube channel at youtube.com/AlzheimerSocietyNL2.

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Nova Scotia

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is pleased that the Nova Scotia Liberal Party has included the development and funding of a provincial Dementia Strategy in their 2013 Liberal Party Platform.

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Ontario

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario has created a new video, ‘Dementia by the numbers’ outlining the growth and cost of the disease in the province and what people can do to help.

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Prince Edward Island

In recognition of World Alzheimer Day, their Honours Lieutenant Governor H. Frank Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis will be welcoming MPs, Senators, local business leaders and stakeholders at their home, Fanningbank.

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Quebec

The Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies is now on Facebook! Follow them to see the latest events organized by the 20 Alzheimer Societies of Quebec and stay up-to-date with advances in research.

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Saskatchewan

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan’s four new Resource Centres are staffed and ready to serve you! Learn more about the Resource Centres in Weyburn, Swift Current, North Battleford and Prince Albert, and the Government of Saskatchewan’s increase in funding to the First Link® program.

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Last Updated: 10/14/15
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