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Friday, January 17, 2020

Orangeville Recognizes Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Orangeville | by Jill Young  

The Town of Orangeville has raised a flag and proclaimed January as Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

The Town of Orangeville is recognizing National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

In addition to the proclamation for the month of January, they have raised a flag at town hall.

This year's awareness campaign is "Every Person with Dementia has a story to tell".

It's estimated that over 560,000 people are living with dementia in Canada, and 25,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

Stigma and discrimination are some of the biggest barriers for people with the disease.

(Photo: At the flag-raising Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown is flanked by Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County representatives Lindsay Butcher (Executive Director) and Lindsay Gregory (Awareness and Education Co-ordinator)

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