The Alzheimer So­ci­ety wants to change per­cep­tions

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier

to a Nanos study, 47 % of Cana­di­ans be­lieve that it im­pos­si­ble to live well with a cog­ni­tive im­pair­ment. The Alzheimer So­ci­ety wants to change this neg­a­tive at­ti­tude with its cam­paign “Still­Here” (En­coreLa in Que­bec), launched last week dur­ing this month of Alzheimer’s aware­ness.

doesn’t end with the on­set of Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Peo­ple with cog­ni­tive im­pair­ment can con­tinue to take part in a so­cial life and con­trib­ute to their com­mu­nity, in their own way, even as the dis­ease pro­gresses. Re­ceiv­ing a di­ag­no­sis does not rob the per­son of their in­di­vid­u­al­ity or of their need for so­cial in­ter­ac­tion, re­spect, and the preser­va­tion of their iden­tity. To learn more visit the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Canada’s web­site.

well as the reg­u­lar ser­vices of­fered by So­ci­ete Alzheimer Estrie, there are other ac­tiv­i­ties in the re­gion dur­ing this month of Alzheimer’s dis­ease aware­ness: Con­fer­ence, Dr. Guy Lacombe, 740 Galt Ouest, Sher­brooke, Jan. 21, 1:30pm and 7:00 pm; Con­fer­ence, Me Va­lerie Moreau, 90 St. David, Ma­gog, Jan. 28, 7:00 pm.

Jan­uary, the So­ci­ete Alzheimer Estrie holds its “Myoso­tis” cam­paign, sell­ing For­get-me-not ‘car­tons’ at par­tic­i­pat­ing phar­ma­cies such as Familiprix Chan­tal Richard, in Stanstead, and phar­ma­cies in Ma­gog, Coat­i­cook and Sher­brooke.

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