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Some things won't be forgotten

Surrey resident Jim Mann, who has Alzheimer’s disease, hopes to give others new perspective on the journey. - File photo
Surrey resident Jim Mann, who has Alzheimer’s disease, hopes to give others new perspective on the journey.
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Editor:

Many of your readers will probably recall a recent interview I did for your paper about various stereotypes and misconceptions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. I really wanted to promote awareness and hopefully people got the message.

Currently, more than 70,000 people in B.C. are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and 10,000 of them are under the age of 65. If nothing changes, the prevalence of dementia in B.C. could more than double in the next 30 years.

Each one of your readers can help in the search for the causes of, and cure for dementia and help to provide services and support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Please get off the couch and join our local fundraising ‘Walk for Memories’ on January 29th at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek. For information, to register or donate visit www.walkformemories.com

Some things I may forget, but I will not forget to ask for your help.

Jim Mann, Surrey

 

 

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