Managers of the Cornwall and District Alzheimer's Association are excited about this year's national awareness campaign.
"This year, it's very enjoyable for people who come directly from this information to be living (dementia) every day," said Shelley Vaillancourt, after joining Cornwall's mayor Bernadette Clement Berned Klementi, to celebrate the January celebration on Thursday afternoon. Alzheimer's Awareness Month, raising the banner of society.
This year's campaign is aimed at people with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, and eliminates stigma. Campaign title: "Yes. I have a living dementia. Let me help you understand."
"We are interviewing experts," said Pauline Tardif, Managing Director of the Canadian Alzheimer's Association. "By sharing the stories of Canadians living with Democracy, we will promote an open, more inclusive and inclusive dialogue on democracy."
There is work to do. In the 2017 survey conducted by Alzheimer's Association, 51 hundred Canadian people used dementia or stigmatization to speak of dementia; He told dementia jokes about the 30s.
More than half a million Canadians live in dementia.
Dementia is a general term for brain inequalities and the number of deaths has increased by 900,000 over the next 15 years.
Vaillancourt said that there are 3,600 people in the five regions that live in dementia.
"This figure will double by 2031," he said.
But Cornwall dementia is a friendly community, and more and more companies and organizations are suffering.
"We are ready to work with Commitments (with organizations and businesses)," said Vaillancourt.
Free training is available until March 31, and more information can be obtained at 613-932-4914 for Vaillancourt. 204, or email [email protected]
Also, consider the Alzheimer Society's Soup On Fundraising event is January 22.
The Alzheimer's Association is a network of national and local social and volunteer nations. The Cornwall and District chapter was founded in 1985 as a self-support group and received a charity status in 1986.
This chapter offers SD and G, Akwesasne, Prescott and Russell services.