This Holiday Season Support the Alzheimer Society #alzheimerontario

Right about now many people are thinking of organizations they would like to support either by sending a donation or by giving the gift of a donation in someone else’s name. If you are looking to support a cause, please consider Alzheimer Society Ontario. For as little as a $5 you could really help as  your donation will help to fund vital services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Did you know Women represent 72% of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease? Chances are someone you know and love will experience this and it is heartbreaking.

My grandmother lived on her own in her later years. Her family would visit her often but it took them all some time to see the signs as they were not around as much as they would have liked. I was just a child but I can still remember bit and pieces of conversations overheard. It was heartbreaking for all who were involved and I now having aging parents am looking for all the info I can get. Being informed and knowing the signs is important.


Alzheimer’s disease

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible and destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal disease that eventually affects all aspects of a person’s life: how they think, feel, and act. Each person is affected differently. It is difficult to predict symptoms, the order in which they will appear, or the speed of their progression.

Register today to receive more information online. When you register, you will be entered to win an iPad. By donating you will be helping a great cause this holiday season.

How do I keep my brain healthy?

Whether you’re experiencing possible symptoms or are concerned for someone you care about,
the Alzheimer Society has developed the following list to help you:

  1. Be physically active.
  2. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  3. Track your numbers: keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight within recommended ranges.
  4. Stay connected socially and interact regularly with others.
  5. Make healthy food choices, eat a well-balanced and healthy diet rich in cereals, fish, legumes and vegetables.
  6. Reduce stress.
  7. Challenge your brain by trying something new, playing games or learning a new language.
  8. Protect your head by wearing a helmet when you engage in sporting activities.

Please visit them online for more information today and show your support.


This post has been brought to you by Alzheimer Society, all opinions are my own


  1. This is dear to my heart watched 2 grandparents go through it and I work in a care home

  2. Alzheimer’s is such a terrible disease. Those are great tips on how to keep your brain healthy. I’ve heard that drinking a lot of water is good for your brain too.

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