#StillHere continues to change attitudes across Canada!
Life doesn't end when Alzheimer's begins. Be there. For those that are #StillHere.
This is the message we've been sharing throughout January as we continue to challenge Canadians to recognize the people who are living with dementia in their communities, and to think about ways to help them live a better life.
We wanted to share some of the highlights online and in the media with you!
- VIDEO: CBC's THe National spoke with Phyllis Fehr, living with young onset Alzheimer's disease, from the archery range, where she practices archery to keep her mind active. CBC also spoke with ASRP researcher, Pia Kontos, about how people living with dementia can continue to engage in creative and meaningful ways.
- Alan Beemer, a Michigan man living with the disease posted an emotional plea to friends via Facebook video. The video has gone viral, depicting just one of the realties of the stigma surrounding dementia.
- Dawna Friesen of Global National shared her family's struggle, as both of her parents are living with dementia.
- Championship curler Colleen Jones also shared her blog, "Alzheimers' Silver Lining", explaining how her mom is #StillHere.
- #StillHere has also been covered across the country on CTV, CBC and Global TV.
Remember to visit alzheimer.ca/stillhere to:
- Watch a 30-second video and share it with others
- Complete our online quiz to test your basic knowledge and assumptions about dementia
- Read personal stories from people living with dementia, and share your own experience
- Become a Dementia Friend
- Join us on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word using the hashtag #StillHere