January is “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”!
Nicole Leary, First Link Coordinator for the Fredericton area, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada attended Formal Council last night.
Every January, Alzheimer Societies across Canada raise awareness around key issues in the dementia journey, including diagnosis, stigma, caregiving and support. Awareness of the condition is the first step to fighting stigma, reinforcing human rights and pushing for policy change, as well as other actions that can lift up people living with dementia. With over 12,000 New Brunswickers living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, awareness, support services and programs are so important.
If you are caring for someone living with dementia and need a helping hand or a listening ear, know that the Alzheimer Society is just a phone call away. They can be reached at 1-800-664-8411 or via email at email@example.com to learn about how they can help, including access their free programs. https://alzheimer.ca/nb/en. ALH
In photo seated from the left: Nicole Leary, Mayor Judy Wilson-Shee, Councillor Mariet van Groenewoud. Standing from the left: Fire Chief Harry Farrell, Councillor Laurie Person, Deputy Mayor Mike Pope, CAO/Clerk Cynthia Geldart, Councillor Alex Scholten, Councillor Tim Scammell.