January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Clearwater

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect thousands of families in British Columbia

Tara Hildebrand is the Alzheimer Society of B.C. education and support coordinator for Clearwater and the Central Interior region.

Tara Hildebrand is the Alzheimer Society of B.C. education and support coordinator for Clearwater and the Central Interior region.

Friends, families and members of the Clearwater community all experience the personal and social impact of dementia. It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too.

That’s why the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is asking residents to be #InItForAlz and show support for people affected by the disease in the community.

“It’s about making dementia not just someone else’s problem but everyone’s concern. Dementia should be cause that we can all rally around because we embrace people living with the disease,” says Tara Hildebrand, the society’s regional education and support coordinator for Clearwater and the Central Interior region. She’s also the society’s provincial coordinator, support and education services.

“Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect thousands of families in British Columbia,” says Health Minister Terry Lake. “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is an opportunity to learn more about how we can support people in our community who are living with the disease.”

Visit alzheimerbc.org to learn about the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s support services in the area and make a donation to help people in the province who are living with the disease. You can also use the hashtag #InItForAlz to spread the word that “… it’s not just their disease. It’s ours too.”