Thanks to the support of generous donors, Alzheimer Calgary has been supporting local families impacted by dementia for over 40 years. Alzheimer Calgary provides education, care, and support for families when they need it most.
As a leader in our community, we know the challenges that families face are real and pressing. As diagnoses increase and demand for support grows, Alzheimer Calgary is here to help. By working together, we can make meaningful change now and into the future for everyone impacted by dementia. Our strength-based, person-centered approach that respects diversity in all its forms is helping build dementia-inclusive communities and reduce stigma.
A dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming for families, and the question of ‘now what?’ often comes to mind. Fear, loss and anger are only a few emotions people experience following a diagnosis. Knowing there is support available provides hope and comfort when faced with a future of many unknowns.
Together, we can work toward an inclusive and caring community where people impacted by dementia are valued and empowered.
Donors like you are providing hope and comfort for thousands of families – local people like Colette.
Preparing to downsize to a condo and travel the world, everything was suddenly in jeopardy as a feared nightmare became a reality. Colette had become aware of Rod’s memory troubles a few years ago, but the severity didn’t sink in until she was forced to take action after an upsetting event disrupted one of their vacations.
On a trip to the Dominican Republic, Rod found himself disoriented and unable to follow the tour guide on an expedition. This lead to him getting separated from his group and becoming lost on a remote Caribbean island.
No longer able to ignore the signs and symptoms, Colette took Rod to see a specialist as soon as they got home. He was diagnosed with vascular dementia.
Devastated and unsure of where to begin, Colette became depressed and felt alone. She turned to Alzheimer Calgary for help.
Colette and Rod found hope when they thought all hope was lost.
Colette connected with the support team at Alzheimer Calgary, where she received emotional support and practical advice. She discovered new resources to help her and her husband manage.
Over the years, Alzheimer Calgary has stayed in touch with Colette and her husband. They have adjusted to their new reality and living well together.
Your gift improves the lives of local people affected by dementia. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, families facing a dementia diagnosis know they are not alone.
For more details on our impact, click here to view our 2022 Gratitude Report.
“By giving me a chance to ‘recharge my batteries’, I have more energy to care for my husband at home.”
– A local caregiver