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World Alzheimers Day

I just wanted to briefly mention that today is World Alzheimer’s Day. This is a disease that affects a lot of people, but doesn’t seem to be in the public spotlight as much as is heart disease or cancer. It is a disease in many ways worse for the family of the victim then it is for the victim, at least in it’s later stages. They don’t know any different what’s wrong with them, but the families see them and suffer from seeing a shell of the former loved family member, or because they don’t remember them anymore.

I decided to mention it because my mother is holding a local Alzheimers coffee break with a couple of other women whose family members are affected by this so far irreversible disease – in my case, my grandfather/her father has it.

Now would be a good time to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society. There are actually new ways to do this too. I actually donated to my local Alzheimer chapter using some extra Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Card points, which is a program that Shoppers has, so that may be another way you do it. Canadian Tire Money and Zehrs tapes can also be used to donate to this cause.

Please consider donating.


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