AM-2015-Facebook-crop for webpage-En-1Did you know that 72 per cent of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease are women?

It may be someone special in your life – your mother, wife, sister, grandmother or friend – even you.

This January, during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society wants everyone to take action, share the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and take steps to reduce your risk.

Click here to meet a few people affected by the 72 per cent.

 

January Awareness Education Seminar

Dementia…Learning through the Arts
Thursday, January 22
7 to 8:30 pm
Ladies On BenchSamuel N. Cohen Auditorium, 351 Tache Ave., St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg (map)

The evening opens with a performance of Pam Calabrese MacLean’s 12-minute play Is it Wednesday? by Two Ladies on a Bench productions. A panel will then discuss:

• Diagnosing dementia. It’s more than memory.
• Having dementia. Life goes on.
• Supporting caregivers. A team approach.
• Caring. It takes a community.

Click here to download the poster.
Click here to register online or call 204-943-6622.

The 10 Warning Signs 

Memory loss is the most common warning sign. But can you name the other nine? Take a moment to learn the 10 warning signs and encourage others to do the same.

 

Download the 10 warning signs as a one-page PDF:
colour version or printer-friendly black and white version

Click here to learn more about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Checklist for Your Visit to the Doctor

doctor visitwebGood communication between the doctor, the person with dementia and their caregiver is very crucial. Here you will find ways to prepare for your visit, what questions to ask and things to do after the doctor’s visit.

Click here to learn more about your visit to the doctor.

 

Reduce Your Risk

By making healthy lifestyle choices now, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and improve your brain’s ability to sustain long-term health.

There are no guarantees, but healthy lifestyle choices will help keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age.

Click here to learn ways to reduce your risk.

 

Follow us on Facebook

Join us on Facebook for the most current news, information and resources. If you’re already tuned in on Facebook, please invite your friends.

  • facebookcheck out the Alzheimer Awareness Month posts throughout January.
  • share your personal stories and let others know how your family has been touched by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.
  • encourage your friends to “like” our page.

Click here to “like” us on Facebook now!

 

Don’t face this disease alone – we’re here to help

No one should have to face this disease alone. The Alzheimer Society has many programs and services to help you or someone you care about live as well as possible.

Click here to find out how the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba can help.

 

About the Alzheimer Society

CoupleWe’re the leading nationwide health charity dedicated to helping Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and families.

We do this by raising awareness, fundraising for research and advocating for change.

Click here to learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

 

Get involved with the Alzheimer Society

Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, we need your support.

Click here to find out how you can help.