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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month.

 The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is calling on people to take action with their 72 percent campaign.  Their Program Director Norma Kirkby says 72 percent of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease are women.  She explains women live longer than men typically and because this is a disease that is related to aging it results in more women having the disease.  She adds what they’re saying to the public is everyone should know the warning signs because it might be that some woman in their family friendship network might at some point be impacted by this disease.

             

Kirkby says warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease include forgetfulness and disorientation.  She says early diagnosis allows for treatment and support so people can live as well as possible.  You can learn more on their website www.alzheimer.mb.ca.

 

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