January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month
It's time for understanding. That's why we're shining a light on the facts about people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. We're challenging misconceptions so that the stigma that surrounds the disease can be reduced. So thank you. Thank you for taking a moment to hear our stories. You'll quickly see that it's not an "old person's disease." And it doesn't signal the end of a life. What's true is it happens in stages, but what is always constant is that there are still lives to be lived, dreams to pursue, and people to love.
TAKE THE PLEDGE TO END STIGMA!
By visiting here today, you've taken the first step toward a better understanding of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Understanding and knowledge are the keys to eliminating stigma and empowering our community.
Take the pledge to be more dementia-friendly.
LIFE WITH DEMENTIA
The best way to understand the impact of stigma is to hear it directly from people living with dementia. Take a moment to meet some of the people who have generously shared their stories.
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Take our quiz and check-in on your understanding of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. It only takes a few moments and the results may surprise you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Misconceptions are often at the root of stigma. Find out more about communication, behaviour, safety and more. You can even get involved right in your community.
FIND US IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The Alzheimer Society is active in communities right across Canada. To learn more about dementia and how you can help in your community, please contact your local Alzheimer Society.