CBC Report on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Staying Active
posted on January 15, 2018
A common misconception regarding people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is that their diagnosis renders them unproductive members of society.
The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada is working against this negative stigma throughout this year’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month with multiple social media campaigns such as the hashtags #initforalz and #stillhere.
Watch the CBC report below to see how one dementia patient is working against the typical perceptions of people with this disease by leading a productive and active life.
January 15-19th is No Name-Calling Week
No Name-Calling Week is taking place between January 15th and 19th this year. Run each year by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), this year marks the 15th year that this initiative founded by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and was inspired by a book by children’s writer James Howe’s series of novels, The Misfits, which contains a similar program. According to the GLSEN’s website “the week is rooted in the idea of #KindnessInAction — not merely recognizing the importance of kindness, but actively adding kindness into our every action.” The GLSEN also provides a number of educational resources for...