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With your support, getting through to a friendly and helpful voice can be the difference between coping - and crisis this holiday season.

Bill’s life was utterly transformed by the support of a person like you who chose to donate.

Bill called the Alzheimer Society of Calgary at a time in his life when things felt really uncertain and overwhelming. Bill suspected his wife Joan had dementia.

When Bill and Joan met over 40 years ago at a dance hall, it was love at first sight. It wasn’t long before marriage and children followed. Now in retirement, they looked forward to many visits with their children and grandchildren. And travelling the globe. That long-awaited “someday” had arrived.

Bill started to notice Joan’s forgetfulness and he wondered if she was just getting older? But she would forget where the car was parked, or have difficulty making their morning cups of coffee. More and more challenges in her normal routine seemed to creep in.

Our Calgary community is aging and increasingly affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In the past 12 months, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary experienced a shocking 30% increase in demand for its confidential support line. These are your neighbours and friends struggling with grief, anxiety, loss …and, in too many cases, crisis. And it’s just one of the alarming indicators of the growth of these diseases and the reality we face ahead.

These are tough economic times. The need is greater than ever. And we rely on your donations to continue providing these essentials to families.

If you are considering giving this holiday season, know it’s because of people like you, life-changing experiences like confidential supports; help with navigating the health care system; and “light-bulb moments” from educational workshops; are possible for affected families right here in Calgary. That’s why it’s important you give. 

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Bill and Joan's story and photo is a compilation of many other Calgarians’ experiences. For protection and privacy of our clients, we have substituted a name to represent her story.

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