This Mother’s Day, caregivers like Ruth need your support.
The burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias often falls onto the shoulders of women like Ruth.
A courageous wife, mother and grandmother, Ruth found knowledge and support through the Alzheimer Society of Calgary when she needed it most.
“At first, it was overwhelming,” Ruth says. “When I was caring for John at home it got to the point where if I left him for even a moment, he was totally lost…the doctor I had at that time wasn’t very helpful, either. His attitude seemed to say, ‘Why do you need help? He’s your family. You should be able to look after him, that’s just what women do.’”
Ruth and countless others need your support – not only so they can continue to care for their loved ones, but also to gain the precious opportunity for respite time dedicated to their own health and wellbeing.
After all they do for us, let’s make this Mother’s Day one for them.
Did you know? Ruth’s experience is far too common. More than 60% of caregiving roles are taken on by women. And women have double the risk of getting dementia in their lifetime compared to men.
Monday, June 5th 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMUnderstanding Dementia & Brain Health
A superb introduction to the topic of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
Tuesday, June 6 1pm - 4pmConsidering Care Options
If you're considering a change in care options for your loved one, this is a good place to begin.
Thursday, June 22 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Best Friends Approach Workshop
Enhance your dementia care skills in the workplace
July 12th & 19th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMCaregiver Strategies for Dementia
A practical skill-building workshop providing an essential foundation for family members, friends and caregivers
Friday Nov 24th & Monday Nov 27th 8:30AM - 3:30PMBest Friends Associate Trainer Workshop
Learn about internationally-acclaimed dementia care and gain enough knowledge to train your coworkers
Physicians & health care professionals - find your referral info here
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