Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s Disease is becoming unfortunately more and more common. They say that every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease and with an aging population, the numbers are only going up. This horrible disease robs our loved ones of so many things, and of course – their memories.
As of 2016, there at 550,000 Canadians living with dementia – that’s 550,000 too many.
I have worked with the Alzheimer’s Society for many years now, in honour of my late grandmother. She passed away almost 20 years ago. Most recently, another family member was diagnosed with dementia and to watch this person progress through the disease, as an adult now, is just as heartbreaking.
Here in Toronto, there are a group of amazing ladies who put on an event called “Memory Ball” every year. You can find out more about them here. I have been fortunate enough to MC it the past 2 years. They work closely with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto – another great team of individuals who I have become close with. Everyone has a story. These stories affect you and for me, make me want to fight more to help finding a cure for this disease.
So how can you help?
Together, let’s stop Alz. Let’s bring awareness to Alz. Let’s kick its ass.
Always, Amanda xo.