World Alzheimer's Month 2015

September 02, 2015

 The Forget Me Not is a symbol of the Alzheimer Society of Canada (source)

September is here once again, and, just as we did last year, 15% of the profits from the shop for this month will be donated to The Canadian Alzheimer's Society. This disease touched my family many years ago when my grandma was diagnosed -- she lost her fight 12 years ago now -- and continues to make an impact on our lives.

Earlier this year, my mom and I watched the film Still Alice, and were incredibly moved by it. We gained a deeper understanding of the affects that the disease has on the person suffering from it, as well as the impact that it has on the family members. I was especially touched by a few moments between Alice and her husband as I saw my grandma and grandpa up on the screen. It is most definitely worth watching. Even if you have not felt the affects of Alzheimer's personally, it helps provide a better understanding of the disease.

The money that you used to purchase a card, art print, or brooch from the shop this month will provide support to those who are suffering from the disease and their families, and to promote research. Help support the cause and give a voice to those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

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