Tomorrow is World Alzheimer Awareness Day. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s CEO Wendy Schettler encourages everyone to wear blue as that really says we understand and we’re here to help you. She says sometimes that help might mean being more patient at a grocery store line when somebody is having a hard time doing their change or having a hard time doing the Interac machine or somebody who ends up helping somebody who looks like they’re struggling to cross the street or it might be helping a caregiver by doing grocery shopping for them while they’re home with a person with dementia or spending time with their family member so they can go out so its building awareness and its showing that community feeling that we’re all in it together.
Schettler adds 56 percent of Manitobans have a close friend or family member with dementia. You can learn more by visiting their website www.alzheimer.mb.ca.