Every three minutes, someone in Canada develops dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.
In Canada, almost half a million seniors live with diagnosed dementia, two-thirds are women. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia accounting for 60-80% of all diagnoses. The percentage of seniors living with dementia increased by 9% in the last ten years and with a growing and aging population, we will see more Canadians living with dementia in the coming years.
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and during this month dedicated to advocacy for seniors and education about Alzheimer’s Disease we want to acknowledge the resilience of our loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and the dedication, knowledge and compassion of family, friends and healthcare workers who provide care and support. Many people still wrongly believe that dementia is normal ageing. This alone highlights how important public awareness campaigns, like Alzheimer’s Month, are for changing perceptions and increasing existing public knowledge around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
We know many families struggle with accessing support after a dementia diagnosis. Our dementia-friendly Program nurses and Recreation therapists hear from families every day who are left feeling isolated at the most difficult of times.
This Alzheimer’s Month we went to hear and share your experiences of support after diagnosis, as well as how we can help.
Our Dementia Friendly Day Program Focuses on Ability!
this program will reduce isolation for older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. At the same time, this program assists caregivers with support for respite.
Call us for more information about our program: 778-549-6413 or Email: email@example.com