The Alzheimer’s Society flag is unfurled in the Town of Bracebridge Municipal Office on January 17, 2022.
In the Muskoka/Parry Sound, more than 2700 people live with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and that number is expected to double to more than 5,000 in the next 10 years. While the risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 65, dementia is not a natural part of aging. Dementia can occur in people as early as their 30s, and it can be present in the brain for up to 25 years before symptoms occur.
“Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that gradually impairs memory, thinking, skills and, ultimately, the ability to perform even the simplest tasks. It’s really a long goodbye and so much of our community.” Touches all the people that 1.1 million Canadians have been affected. ASM is extremely grateful to our supporters who are helping us in our efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Now more than ever we have a There is a need to support others and reach out to the older adults in their lives to help reduce social isolation and maintain the spirit of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month throughout the year.”
Each January, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada supports and leads Canada’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. During this month, the Society encourages organizations and individuals to learn more about dementia and its dire impact on Canadians. Specifically, the Society invites everyone to learn about the immediate realities of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – from people with dementia, their families, their caregivers, their healthcare providers, and more. By understanding what people with dementia experience in their daily lives – their struggles, their successes and their hopes – they can help raise awareness of dementia across Canada and Muskoka.
“The City of Bracebridge is pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Society of Moscow. They provide supportive counseling, education, programming and resources to help improve the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners. The continued efforts, especially in the midst of the pandemic, are greatly appreciated,” said Mayor Graydon Smith.