World Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place on September 21, for some people it is just one awareness day on the long and growing list of awareness days But for those people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, it means much more than that. Right now, around 402,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
It is a good opportunity for Rochester residents, they can build community with others, advocate for progress and challenge dishonours.
It’s a chance to notify the world that there is an estimated 44 million people worldwide suffering from dementia and they need help and hope.
The government of Canada passed Bill C-223: “An act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.”
After passing this legislation on such a strategy, the Canada got the 30th position in the world. This gives the people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias a forefront of the Canada’s health agenda.
According to the Lancet Commission study, both hearing loss and lack of early childhood education are associated with the development of dementia later in life.
Cheryl Corkum, nurse in Family 1st Medical’s foot care is providing a course called Dementia: Understanding the Journey. She said, “It helps caregivers learn to be patient with their loved one.” “It also reminds them that their loved one did not ask for this disease it was thrust upon them. Together, we identify creative ways to provide care recognizing that we can’t cure them.”
There is a number of products available in the Family 1st Medical to encourage dementia suffers and their loved once.