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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Alzheimer Society Launching "Don't Delay, Reach Out Today"

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign called "Don't Delay, Reach Out Today." 
The idea behind the campaign is to encourage families to contact the society before they reach a point of crisis. 

Melanie McGillvary speaks for the Alzheimer Society of Saint John. She tells CHSJ News the organization is also launching a program across the province called the "Memory Cafe."

"It will be similar to Alzheimer's Cafe. The Memory Cafe has the same idea but it's a new program. It combines education, socialization and activity in a safe and inclusive space.

The society encourages families to reach out for information and support earlier on, rather than at a point of crisis.