Watching a Loved One Disappear With Alzheimer’s Disease

A half a million people in Canada live with some form of dementia. One in five Canadians have some experience caring for their loved one. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease.  It steals the memories of the person living with it until they don’t even recognize their family. Families watch as their loved one disappears.

The three greatest concerns of people living with dementia are the fear of being a burden to others, losing independence and the inability to recognize family and friends.

There’s still a lot of stigma attached. 

  • 56% of Canadians are concerned about being affected by Alzheimer’s disease.4,7
  • 46% of Canadians admit they would feel ashamed or embarrassed if that they had dementia.4
  • 87% of caregivers wish that more people understood the realities of caring for someone with dementia.4

Cassandra Best helps care for her mom who is living with Alzheimer’s.  She also works at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara.

For more information or to locate your local Alzheimer’s society go to the Alzheimer Society of Canada