January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!
Did you know that women represent 72% of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease?
- That’s because women live longer than men and age is the biggest risk factor.
Are you one of the 72% or do you know someone who is?
- We’re asking Canadians to learn about the 10 warning signs and share them with their mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and friends.
To view the 10 warning signs, please click here
Reduce your risk
- Are you concerned about developing Alzheimer’s disease? You can lower your risk – even later in life. Eat a healthy diet. Do more physical activity. Challenge your brain. Stay connected with family and friends. Quit smoking. Keep your diabetes and blood pressure in check.
Don’t face this disease alone – we’re here to help
- Alzheimer Societies across Canada provide support throughout the progression of the disease so you or someone you care about can live as well as possible. Get support at an Alzheimer Society near you.
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.
Get involved with your Alzheimer Society
- Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, we need your support. Find out how you can help.
The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick is proud to present the 19th annual Coffee Break fundraising campaign during the month of September!
‘Coffee Breaks’ are easy, enjoyable and practical and help us to continue to support those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. We supply all the materials and the funds you raise stay in your own community. The funds raised enable the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick to continue providing education and support services to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as to their caregivers, families, and support networks in our own communities.
Why should I host a Coffee Break? Hosting a Coffee Break is a great opportunity for colleagues, family and friends and other members of your community to meet for a cup of coffee while showing their support for those impacted by Alzheimer's and related dementias.
How do I organize a Coffee Break? To get started, all you need to do is register your group or business and provide a contact name for the event. From here, we will follow up and send ideas on how to organize the event, posters to promote the event in your group or business and tips on how to make the most of your Coffee Break. In September we will deliver all of the necessary supplies to host your own successful Coffee Break at your group or business at no cost to you.
Bring your favourite mug and join us during the month of September for our 19th annual Coffee Break.
Together we can make every cup count!
11th annual Walk for Memories
Thank you for supporting the 11th annual Walk for Memories! With your help we raised over $87,000!
On the last Sunday in May across New Brunswick join families and friends and "walk with a purpose" in the 11th annual Walk for Memories!
Sunday, May 25th 2014
We look forward to seeing you at the Walk for Memories location nearest you! Edmundston – Fredericton – Lamèque – Miramichi – Moncton – Perth-Andover – Saint John – St. Andrews – Woodstock
Provincial Grand PrizeWin the Gift of Flight two round-trip tickets courtesy of Westjet!
Call us today or visit any of our 5 Resource Centres to obtain your pledge form 1-800-664-8411
Register yourself or a team online Click here
The Walk for Memories is fun for the whole family!
MetroTones to Perform Benefit Concert for Alzheimer's Society of Southeastern N.B.
The MetroTones Pop Chorus of Greater Moncton is pleased to announce their annual June Concert will benefit the Alzheimer's Society of Southeastern New Brunswick. The 80-member chorus will sing many pop and Broadway tunes from the 1920's all the way up to the present including a special segment featuring favourites from the Maritimes such as Rita MacNeil. The concert will also feature a special guest appearance by the Jocelyne Bourque Fiddling and Step Dancing School of Music. "We are delighted the MetroTones have selected the Alzheimer's Society of Southeastern N.B. as one of the community groups to benefit from the profits of their annual June concert," says Marilyne Laperrière, Regional Coordinator of the Alzheimer Society of Southeastern New Brunswick. "This concert is an excellent opportunity to support our programs and activities such as free telephone reassurance services and information sessions for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, their family and caregivers."
The concert will be held on June 7 at the Wesleyan Celebration Centre on St. George Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 plus a non-perishable food item. Tickets are available by calling 1-506-858-8380
The concert will also support the Food Depot Alimentaire and from the proceeds, a $1000 music scholarship will be offered to a high school student graduate.
The Alzheimer Journey: First Steps
Edmundston, Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Petitcodiac, St. George and Saint John
The Alzheimer Society of NB is pleased to be able to offer ‘The Alzheimer Journey - First Steps’ in both French and English, province wide! This FREE education series is designed to provide information to persons living with the early symptoms of dementia as well as to their family members. The five consecutive weeks of education will introduce families to important topics that will help guide them through the process of learning how to live with dementia.
Topics include: What is Dementia? Communication & Coping Strategies Navigating the System Legal Matters Resources & Support
This is offered every March and October. Please call to register for ’The Alzheimer Journey - First Steps’ nearest you. 1-800-664-8411
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
Don’t Delay! Reach out Today.
Attending programs offered by the Alzheimer Society may help families avoid crisis says Alzheimer Society during Alzheimer Awareness Month
Even though the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick has information, education and support programs available across the province, families often delay contacting the Society until they reach their ‘breaking point’. That is why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick launching a new campaign, Don’t Delay! Reach out Today. to promote the benefits of connecting to Alzheimer Society and their programs early.
Accessing programs earlier opens the door to important information, education and support. The Alzheimer Society can help families and people with dementia empower themselves with knowledge about the disease, prepare and plan for the future, as well as helping reducing feeling of isolation.
Each day, 7 New Brunswickers develop Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. “We want to make sure that they are getting the help they need at every stage of the disease,” says Chandra MacBean, Executive Director Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick. “We often hear from families that our programs have helped tremendously and families lament that they wish they had reached out sooner.”
“In fact, research indicates that if families access support, education and information earlier in the disease process, it can improve their confidence in the caregiving role, and prevent crisis down the road,” says MacBean. “The benefits of having access to services and support early in the disease process cannot be underestimated”
The Alzheimer Society is excited to be launching a new and innovative province-wide program called, Memory Café. Alzheimer disease and related dementias can be a very isolating for both those diagnosed and their family members. A Memory Café combines aspects of socialization, education and activity within a safe and inclusive environment.
Memory Cafés are designed to create a community of support, with inclusiveness as the backbone of the program. The Alzheimer Society offers this program to those impacted by memory loss, no matter the diagnosis, or stage of progression. Family members of all ages, formal and informal caregivers and the general public are also invited to attend.
Throughout January, New Brunswickers are encouraged to contact their local Alzheimer Society or visit their website, www.alzheimernb.ca , to learn more about Memory Cafés, how to start a new Memory Café in your community, how to become a volunteer, and to learn more about other Society programs.
About Alzheimer’s disease
Today, over 13000 New Brunswickers are living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, with this number expected to double in less than 20 years. Although New Brunswick's aging demographic will continue to fuel these numbers, the Alzheimer Society is here to offer information, education and support through the progression of the disease.
Memory Cafe in Fredericton
The Memory Cafe provides entertainment, education and support for those living with dementia, their families and caregivers. Held on the last Sunday of each month from 2 until 4pm at the St-John Anglican Church, 75 Main St, Fredericton NB.