Alzheimer Awareness Month 2016 #StillHere

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Life continues when Alzheimer’s begins. People living with dementia can participate in life and contribute to their communities – in their own way, even as the disease progresses.

The Alzheimer Society is challenging Canadians to rethink their perceptions of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

This January, during Alzheimer Awareness Month, be there for those who are #StillHere.

Unveil Five Personal Stories

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Click here to read five stories of Manitobans affected by dementia. #StillHere.

Tips on How to Live Well with the Disease

CoupleThere are some practical things you can do to help you live as well as possible with dementia.

Keep stimulated, focus on the things you can and want to do, maintain a healthy lifestyle and try not to become isolated.

Click here to learn more about how to live well with dementia.

How Much Do You Know about Dementia? 

A recent survey showed that 47% of Canadians believe that it is not possible to live well with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Take our quiz to test your basic knowledge and your assumptions about what it means to live with this disease.


Help Create Dementia-friendly Communities

Our vision is of a community that respects, supports and empowers people with dementia; a community in which people with dementia are socially and culturally valued; a community where people with dementia still actively participate in a safe environment.

Click here to learn more about how you can help.

Learn More About Dementia

Dementia…Are You Worried?

Pensive manCome and learn about dementia, the importance of a diagnosis and how to live well with the disease.

Thursday, January 28, 7 to 8:30 pm
Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium – St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Tache Avenue (map)
Click here
to register online or call 204-943-6622.

Incontinence: Can we talk about it?
Urinary incontinence affects 1 in 4 females and 1 in 10 males yet very little is discussed about the topic.  This presentation will look at basic bladder function, how aging can affect it and what we, as caregivers, can do about it.

Wednesday, January 13, 7 to 8:30 pm
Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence – 905 Shaftesbury Boulevard (map)
Click here to register online or call 204-943-6622.

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Workshop
Presentations by specialists cover topics regarding medical concerns, family and individual perspective, legal & financial considerations, helpful community resources, caregiver tips and home safety.

Saturday, January 30, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Stonewall & District Health Centre – 589 3rd Avenue, Stonewall, MB (map)
Cost: $20. Includes refreshments and resources.
Click here to download the poster. To register,  contact the South Interlake Seniors Resource Council at 204-467-2719 or

Saturdays, February 6 and 13, 9 am to 2 pm
Seine River Retirement Residence – 1015 St. Anne’s Rd., Winnipeg (map)
Cost: $25. Includes lunch and resources.
Register online at or by email at or call 204-943-6622 or 1-800-378-6699.

Telehealth Family Education
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba offers family education for those experiencing dementia in communities across the province via video technology. The following topics will be presented:

The Progression of Dementia
Tuesday, February 2, 6:30 to 8 pm

Dementia: Is it Safe to Drive?
Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 to 8 pm

Becoming a Resilient Caregiver
Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 to 8 pm

Click here for more information and to register.

Experiencing Dementia
An eight-week program uniting families and community members with individuals who are experiencing the early stages of dementia.
Click here  for more information or contact the Client Support Coordinator at at 204-943-6622 or

Follow Us On Facebook

Join us on Facebook for the most current news, information and resources. If you’re already tuned in on Facebook, please invite your friends.

  • facebookcheck out the Alzheimer Awareness Month posts throughout January.
  • share your personal stories and let others know how your family has been touched by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.
  • encourage your friends to “like” our page.

Click here to “like” us on Facebook now!


Don’t Face This Disease Alone – We’re Here to Help

No one should have to face this disease alone. The Alzheimer Society has many programs and services to help you or someone you care about live as well as possible.

Click here to find out how the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba can help.


About the Alzheimer Society

We’re the leading nationwide health charity dedicated to helping Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and families.

We do this by raising awareness, fundraising for research and advocating for change.

Click here to learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.


Get Involved with the Alzheimer Society

Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, we need your support.

Click here to find out how you can help.