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This year, the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is recognizing 30 years of service to our community.

“During those 30 years we have provided support and counseling for thousands of persons with dementia and for their caregivers,” said Deborah Barker, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Grey- Bruce.

“We have played, and we continue to play a vital role in the lives of the growing numbers of individuals we support.”  

Each year, 25,000 Canadians hear the words, ‘you have dementia.’ But dementia is more than just numbers. Friends, families and members of our communities all experience the personal and social impact of dementia. For our health-care system and economy this means higher demand for services and soaring costs. It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too.

“That’s why the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is pleased to join Alzheimer Societies across Canada in asking Canadians to be #InItForAlz and support the programs and services that are offered to affected individuals, their families and their caregivers,” Barker said.

Through this campaign, the Alzheimer Society also hopes to change the conversation about a disease that continues to be shrouded in silence.

Dementia doesn’t discriminate and can affect anyone. It’s one of the fastest-growing diseases of our time, but still has no cure or effective treatments. It can only be beat if everyone takes action.  

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