The 72%

Did you know that women represent 72% of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease?

That’s because women live longer than men and age is the biggest risk factor. Are you one of the 72%?

Do you know someone who is?

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month. We’re asking Canadians to learn about the 10 warning signs and share them with their mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and friends.

Have you noticed any of these signs in yourself or someone you care about? Talk to your doctor. Early diagnosis allows you to get the help you need and plan for the future.

Reduce your risk

Are you concerned about developing Alzheimer’s disease? You can lower your risk – even later in life. Eat a healthy diet. Do more physical activity. Challenge your brain. Stay connected with family and friends. Quit smoking. Keep your diabetes and blood pressure in check.

Don’t face this disease alone – we’re here to help

At the Alzheimer Society Suroît each family is paired with one of the Alzheimer Societies' counsellors who can accompany them by answering questions, guiding them towards services and offering support throughout the journey. Further information on our free bilingual services is available at We Can Help or from our brochure.

About the Alzheimer Society Suroît

We’re the leading nationwide health charity dedicated to helping Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and families. We do this by raising awareness, fundraising for research and advocating for change. We are one of the 20 regional Alzheimer societies serving Quebec. We serve the population of Grand Châteauguay, Haut-Saint-Laurent, Kahnawake, Salaberry-Beauharnois and Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

Get involved with your Alzheimer Society

Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, we need your support.

The 72% campaign is proudly supported by the KPMG Foundation.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017