This summer, local people like John need your support.
Before Alzheimer’s disease, John was a very outgoing man. He loved his position at the bank and took great pride in his appearance; he was always well-dressed, freshly shaven and ready to go. He and Ruth spent time with friends on the weekends and camped during the summer months. They raised two beautiful daughters and enjoyed their role as grandparents. Life was good.
Then, without warning, everything changed.
John had been retired only a short time when the first signs of memory loss appeared. And when they went to visit family in New Brunswick for Christmas, it became even more noticeable. John couldn’t remember where the bathroom was and had to be shown each time. And he couldn’t remember that his daughters had married and no longer lived in Alberta.
John and his family rely on their connection with the Alzheimer Society of Calgary for crucial support and care. His story illustrates just how distressing it can be for families to lose a parent and husband to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Your donation today means families like John’s can access the help they urgently need and deserve.
Wednesday, August 30th 6:30 - 8:30 PMUnderstanding Dementia & Brain Health
A superb introduction to the topic of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
Thursday September 21st 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Talking about Dementia
Learn about Alzheimer's disease & related dementias. Dr. David Hogan, Dr. Eric Smith, and Lorraine Venturato, Ph.D. from the University of Calgary will present.
September 28, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PMConsidering Care Options
If you're considering a change in care options for your loved one, this is a good place to begin.
October 2017 TBCCaregiver Strategies for Dementia
A practical skill-building workshop providing an essential foundation for family members, friends and caregivers
Thursday, November 16 8:30 AM - 3:30 PMBest Friends Approach Workshop
Enhance your dementia care skills in the workplace
Physicians & health care professionals - find your referral info here
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