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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – a disease that affects 564,000 Canadians. In recognition of this important health campaign, we’ve gathered three excellent resources to help you understand and better connect with a loved one who has this disease.

Communicate more effectively with the Dementia Advisor App.

Unsure about how to respond to a spouse, parent, or grandparent with dementia? The Dementia Advisor App, developed by Sinai Health System’s Reitman Centre, is a mobile app that helps family caregivers learn how to deal with difficult situations, improve communication, and gain problem solving skills. It can be downloaded for free for both iOS or Android devices.

Understand the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Many people use the terms interchangeably, however, there is a difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This helpful infographic explains.

Explore the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada’s extensive resources.

This year, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada is focusing on challenging misconceptions to help reduce stigma around the disease. Find testimonials, statistics, and more information on their website.