Gaynelle Wood utilized a number of services and resources while she and her husband were on the dementia journey. Now, she is giving back to her community to help ensure that support is available for others navigating a diagnosis of dementia.
The 2022 recipient of the Pauline Spatz Leadership Award is Denise Boudreau of Nigadoo, NB.
After her husband was diagnosed with Young onset dementia, Georgette turned to the Alzheimer Society for support. Now, they both participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in the hope that funds raised for research will lead to the discovery of a cure.
The Jones family will be walking in the 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. This will be their ninth year participating in memory of Glenna Jones.
The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick appreciates all volunteers who have given their time and efforts to the Society. In honour of National Volunteer Week, learn about how a group of volunteers from the Chaleur region make a difference in their community in a big way.
When people learn I am living with Alzheimer’s disease, often times they start treating me differently. Sometimes they want to look after me. Other times they make assumptions about my capabilities. Even though I am living with Alzheimer’s, I am still me.
My husband I have been married for 54 years. We have faced many challenges in that time that have put our love to the test, but it was those challenges that allowed us to grow in love. When Don was diagnosed with dementia 10 years ago, it was another challenge that has grown a deeper and lasting love. That love has given us the strength to face the daily challenges of dementia.
After my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, we decided to be open about it.
A diagnosis of dementia is not easy. Finding a community of support can make a big difference in the journey. We found our community through the Alzheimer Society.