The LOCAL View with Ted Hsu: Alzheimer's Awareness

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Tuesdays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 12:30 on TV Cogeco, Ch. 13 and 700 (HD), watch The LOCAL View with Ted Hsu.

Today 1 in 7 Canadians is 65 years of age of older. In just 25 years, nearly 1 in 4 Canadians will be a senior and it is expected that over 1.1 million Canadians will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

The United Nations summit on Non-Communicable Disease (NCD Summit) has adopted a Declaration that includes Alzheimer’s disease as a global health issue. Adding dementia to health planning efforts at the country and World Health Organization levels would be a major leap forward! For more information, see the United Nations website.

(Taken from the Alzheimer Society of Canada website.)

This month’s episode is about Alzheimer’s Awareness. Guests include Vicki Poffley, Executive Director of Alzheimer Society KFL&A and Jillian Dahm McConnell, Public Relations & Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society KFL&A.

Topics discussed are the role that the Alzheimer Society plays in the Kingston area, recognizing Alzheimer’s symptoms and challenges, and a broad look at the challenges the nation faces as this disease affects more Canadians over the next 20 years.

For more information about this month’s show topic, please contact:

Société Alzheimer Society KFL&A

175 Rideau Street Lower Level
Kingston, ON K7K 3H6

613-544-3078

www.alzking.com

April Conference on Alzheimer’s:  

A Changing Melody 2012

The Alzheimer Societies of South Eastern Ontario are proud to present a learning and sharing forum for persons with dementia and their partners in care. A conference created for those with dementia, by those with dementia.

Saturday April 21, 2012  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Italio-Canadian Club
1174 Italia Lane
Kingston, Ontario

Knowledgeable speakers
Shared Experiences
Making connections
New Resources
A safe place to learn and be heard

Registration Form

 

The LOCAL View with Ted Hsu airs on TV Cogeco, Channel 13 and 700 (HD)

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