The Alzheimer Society wants to change perceptions
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.