Let’s Talk Dementia

On January 2, the Alzheimer Society launched a new campaign, “See me, not my disease. Let’s talk about dementia.”

Did you know that today, over 15,000 Nova Scotians are living with dementia and with our aging population, this number is growing every day? Chances are that you know or will know someone with dementia in your lifetime.

Surprisingly though, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are misunderstood. Many are misinformed and stereotypes of people with dementia are common.

This year, let’s change the conversation. Let’s talk about dementia.

Go to:  http://www.alzheimer.ca/ns

Test your attitude – Find out where you stand. Our quiz offers six common situations and asks how you would handle them. There are no wrong answers, but your responses may surprise you.

Hear what others are saying – Learn more about dementia from people living with the disease. Listen to their candid stories with these short video clips.

Tell us your story –Talking openly about personal experiences with dementia can help change our attitudes and increase understanding of the disease. If you have a story to share, tell us! We’ll share these stories throughout the month of January.

On Facebook and Twitter – Join us on Facebook and Twitter for daily polls, trivia and other activities and share in the online conversation.

 

 

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