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As a first step towards acceptance of the changes in my husband [after his diagnosis] I made a phone call to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary to sign up for a course. After explaining my intent, and before anything else was said, the person on the other end of the phone asked, “How are you doing?” So unexpected, so sincere, so compassionate, so moving. We chatted for a long time.
I don't know what I'd do without Club 36! It really gives me the break I need to be able to keep him at home a little longer.
Latest news - Year End Update
Currently, there are approximately 564, 000 Canadians living with dementia, with 13, 000 of them living in Calgary.
These numbers are expected to double by 2031, in the absence of a cure or a disease modifying agent.
January 2018 is Alzheimer Awareness Month. Our fun, interactive Awareness Month Quiz is being advertised throughout Calgary and can be found on our homepage.
Anyone interested in learning more about dementia can register online through our website to attend our event Talking About Dementia event with two local experts in neurology and neuropathology.
I expected a few brochures - and I left the office with hope.