Each January, the Alzheimer Society supports Alzheimer's Awareness Month. 

During this month, the Society encourage organizations and individuals like you, to learn more about dementia and its stark impact on Canadians. Currently in Alberta, almost 50 thousand Albertans are on their own dementia journey. 

The society invites everyone to listen to the voices of Canadians unable to avoid the immediate realities of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias – from people living with dementia, to their families, to their caregivers, to their healthcare providers and more. 

They also ask you to go one step further, and share what you've learned with people you know, such as your friends, family members and co-workers. 

Jennifer SimmsPhoto:  Jennifer Simms, GP office/Submitted 

Jennifer Simms, from the client Service Team at the Grande Prairie office of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories reminds those who are in need to reach out. 

“The Alzheimer’s Society is here for you, and we really want to help” 

By understanding what people living with dementia experience in their day-to-day-lives – their struggles, their successes and their hopes – together we can raise awareness of dementia throughout Canada. 

Awareness is the first step to fighting stigma, reinforcing human rights and pushing for policy change, as well as other actions that can lift up Canadians living with dementia. 

Please support Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It's an easy start to helping your fellow Canadians who are living with this serious disease.  

To show community support this month, both the Beaverlodge Beaver and Centre 2000’s Sun dial will be lit up blue this month.  

Beaverlodge Beaver Photo: Submitted/Jennifer Simms

To support this cause, go to: https://alzheimer.ca/ab/en