January is Alzheimer Awareness Month, and this year we’re focusing on early diagnosis. Almost half of all Canadians living with dementia say they waited a year or more to see a doctor because they thought their symptoms were simply “old age,” and missed out on early treatment and support.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is not a normal part of aging. Although there is no cure yet, there are treatment options available and there is help.
Visit www.letsfaceitbc.ca to learn more about the warning signs, and what you can do if you’re concerned for yourself, a family member or friend.
This month get ready for this year’s Investors Group Walk for Memories. Your participation will help support families across British Columbia who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Happening in 23 communities around B.C., the Walk will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of national Alzheimer Awareness Month. Start time 10 a.m. at the Barriere Senior’s Hall.
To register or donate, visit www.walkformemories.com