September is World Alzheimer’s Month: why we care
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. In Ontario alone, 200,000 people are living with dementia. Within just a few years, the numbers will be staggering.
Research is making new discoveries and giving new hope every day. While we don’t yet have a cure, research helps develop drugs to delay the progression of the disease, support people with dementia and their caregivers and contribute to our understanding of the brain.
We are dedicated to funding research. Since 1990, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario has raised over 12 million dollars in support of the TANZ centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. We’ve also contributed substantially to the Alzheimer Society Research Program, which provides grants to top-notch Alzheimer researchers across the country. Read about the researchers we support.
But people with Alzheimer’s disease need more. That’s why this September, to mark World Alzheimer’s Month, we are launching a research initiative to raise awareness and money to support critical research. With 35 million people and their families affected by dementia worldwide, the need is more urgent than ever.
We need you to take action for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and their caregivers:
- Raise awareness -share your story.
- Encourage others to join the fight. Share our campaign video.
- Help raise money for critical research.
With your help, we can have an Alzheimer miracle in our lifetime. Learn more about Alzheimer’s research and for more ways you can help.