ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS MONTH
1/10/2018 10:48:47 AM


January in Alzheimer's Awareness Month


The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County has announced that while awareness about dementia has increased, the stigma and negative attitudes around it continue to persist.


Laura-Lynn Bourassa, is the Manager of Education and Support Programs with Alzheimer Society


She says they hope to spark conversations and encourage Canadians to see dementia differently.


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It is estimated that over 8800 people in Simcoe County over the age of 65 are living with dementia.


Bourassa says these people are often our friends and family and need to be included.


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