June 17th, 2019

Sharing stories about dementia


By Submitted Article on January 18, 2019.

SUBMITTED BY THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we’re starting conversations to help people see dementia differently.

We’ve spoken to people living with dementia from across the country who’ve shared openly about their challenges and triumphs. Now, they’re sharing their stories with the world to increase understanding of what it’s really like to live with dementia and what actions we can all take to end dementia stigma.

They want you to know that life goes on after diagnosis, and that with the right help and support, people with dementia can still get a lot out of life.

“We’re turning the conversation over to the experts,” says Michele Mulder, CEO at the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories. “With over 44,000 Albertans living with dementia, we believe sharing stories of those living with dementia will fuel a more open, supportive and inclusive dialogue and give confidence to others who have this disease to live their best lives.”

People living with dementia have experiences and they can educate us – we just need to listen.

It’s time to see dementia differently.

Follow us on social media:

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dementiaabnt/

– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dementiaab_nt/

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/DementiaAB_NT

For more information, contact us at the Lethbridge Alzheimer Society office at 403-329-3766 and read the stories of many individuals living with dementia at http://www.ilivewithdementia.ca.

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