The Walk is one of the activities of Alzheimer Month in January. This year’s theme is “Let’s face it! Get the facts. Know for sure.” The importance of awareness has been highlighted by a recent Alzheimer study showing that Canadians tend to delay seeing a doctor about signs of dementia. That delay means that they miss out on important medications, treatment and support. For more information visit http://www.alzheimerletsfaceit.ca/.
Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas has run education sessions, Fridays throughout January in the Elgin Mall Community Room (417 Wellington Street St. Thomas) from 10:30 – 11:30am. The final one, Know for Sure – understand the process of diagnosis, programs and services available to you takes place Fri Jan 27.
For more information visit http://www.alzheimerelgin.ca/ and check out their facebook link for more photos from the walk.
Photos by Mark Girdauskas.