Each year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. But dementia is more than just numbers; it’s our friends and neighbours, people we see every day in our community – like Gary Quinton, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Gary had a lifetime teaching career and the support from his friends who taught with him help him keep active. They meet every week to go for coffee or bike rides and these outings keep him in touch with other people and get him out in the community.
This year’s awareness campaign showcases how dementia is present all around us and encourages everyone to take action because, “It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too.”
This January, during Alzheimer Awareness Month, be #initforalz. Click here to find out more.