Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Yes. I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers for people with dementia to live fully with dignity and respect. That's why we're excited to kick off the second year of our awareness campaign—Yes. I live with dementia. Let me help you understand—to spark conversations and encourage Canadians to see dementia differently.

Once again this year, we're letting the experts do the talking: people with lived experience. Our vibrant ambassadors are openly and honestly sharing their stories to show Canadians a pathway to understanding. After all, who better to educate the public than those who face stigma every day?

By highlighting the humanity that is part of every single person living with dementia, our campaign seeks to convert judgement into compassion and assumptions into understanding.

It's time to see dementia differently.

Get involved

Read the full media release

Canadians with dementia lead Alzheimer Society campaign: “Yes. I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.”

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Check out for useful information and resources to help you learn more and take action to end dementia stigma.

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For curated stories of people living with dementia, raising awareness and fighting stigma across Canada, visit the Media page on

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  • January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This new year, let’s leave dementia stigma behind! We resolve to help people see dementia differently. Will you join us? #ilivewithdementia
  • This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, let’s end stigma and make Canada a safer place for people living with dementia. Learn more at #ilivewithdementia
  • Stigma has a major impact on the well-being of Canadians living with dementia. Together we CAN help people see #dementia differently. Share this if you agree #ilivewithdementia
  • It’s time to see dementia differently. Read the powerful stories of those living with the disease at #ilivewithdementia
  • Ron, Jane, Keith and Robin live with #dementia. This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, let’s talk about it. Read their stories at #ilivewithdementia
  • Don't make assumptions about what a person with dementia can or cannot do—ask them! Get more tips on how you can empower people living with dementia at #ilivewithdementia
  • When a person is diagnosed with dementia, they need the support of family and friends more than ever. Listen and be understanding. Learn more ways to #endstigma at #ilivewithdementia
  • Despite changing abilities, people with dementia can still do a lot. As the disease progresses, focus on what they CAN do, not what they can't #ilivewithdementia
  • Everyone experiences dementia differently. If you meet one person with dementia, you've met one person with dementia. Have an open mind and treat everyone with kindness and respect. Learn how you can help #endstigma at #ilivewithdementia
  • You don’t have to go through dementia alone. Contact your local Alzheimer Society for resources, information, support and counselling. #ilivewithdementia

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Last Updated: 01/10/2019