In Canada, there are over half a million people living with dementia. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, this number grows annually by approximately 25,000 more diagnosed cases of dementia.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign created to generate global awareness of the illness and learn how we can better support those impacted.
This is a disease that effects not only the person but everyone around them as well.
“September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organize advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days.
The impact of this campaign is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue. This September is our time for action, when the global dementia family unites to call for and demand change.
World Alzheimer’s Month is coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the umbrella organization of Alzheimer associations around the world.” Alzheimer’s Disease International