The Alzheimer Society of Canada recently flew its Forget Me Not flag in the Township of Emo. On hand for the flag presentation was Mary O’Connor, Client Services Co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora Rainy River District, and Emo councillor Lincoln Dunn. According to the Alzheimers Society of Canada, there are more than 500,000 Canadians living with dementia today. That number is expected to rise to 912,000 by 2030. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 per cent of cases. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, and ultimately fatal disease that makes alterations in the individual’s brain.
The Alzherimer Society Kenora/Rainy River District has several programs available to those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and their loved ones and caregivers. To find out more, call 1-800-682-0245 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Allan Bradbury photo