About 61% of Manitobaans are affected by someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and about 18,500 Manitobaans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
The Manitoba Alzheimer’s Association raises awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. One of their key messages is that people with dementia and those who have loved ones need to connect with their communities.
Liz MacLeod of Manitoba Alzheimer’s Association says the best way to connect is to get in touch with the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We can explain the different things they should know, just give them information about what they are thinking as they go through this dementia journey. .”
She says that when a person is diagnosed with dementia, there are a few things they must consider in order to move forward.
“They may have thought they weren’t going to see their brothers in B.C., but now they’re thinking, ‘Maybe I should go on that trip so I can see my loved ones. .”
McLeod said other things that need to be considered are the formulation of powers of attorney, wills and medical directives.
“And the Alzheimer’s Association can bring them together and guide them in all those different directions so they know what matters most,” she says. will help them navigate that journey and do it with family in dignity so we can do it as well as we can.”
According to her, the Alzheimer’s Society is “a place where people can identify resources, provide support, connect with the community, and provide care partners and families with information, education, and resources to care for loved ones living with dementia.” I will support you,” he said.
She points out that while there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are several treatment options.
“They should talk to their doctors about whether they want to see a neurologist, geriatrician, or another health care professional who can prescribe something that might slow the progression of the disease,” she said. “There is no cure, but I would like to emphasize that there are ways to slow the progression and improve your daily life.”
The Manitoba Alzheimer’s Association has several methods of contact. You can call email@example.com or email us.
With file by Michelle Sawatsky