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February 2016 eNEWSLETTER
Healthy brain
Why your heart's health matters...
Vascular Demenita is the second leading form of dementia

Your heart plays a key role in reducing your risk of vascular dementia. Often caused by strokes, vascular dementia occurs when your brain is deprived of oxygen. This #Heartmonth, learn about how you can reduce your risk of vascular dementia.

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Vascular dementia
La maladie cérébro-vasculaire
Accidents vasculaires cérébraux et la maladie cérébro-vasculaire

Les AVC sont une cause courante de la maladie cérébro-vasculaire. Ceux-ci se produisent lorsque la circulation du sang vers le cerveau est bloquée. Les cellules cérébrales sont alors privées d’oxygène et meurent. Les AVC peuvent être légers ou lourds et avoir un effet cumulatif, chaque AVC aggravant davantage le problème. Les AVC peuvent affecter la capacité de la personne à marcher, causer une faiblesse dans le bras ou la jambe, provoquer des troubles d’élocution ou des sautes d’humeur. Les difficultés ressenties dépendent des parties du cerveau privées d’oxygène.

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Vascular dementia
From one caregiver to another
Alzheimer Society Blog

Ann Chartier was a caregiver to her mother and also worked at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara. Now, she blogs to share wisdom, advice and poetry for those looking after someone with Alzheimer’s.

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Quels sont les facteurs de risque de la maladie cérébro-vasculaire?

La maladie cérébro-vasculaire touche autant les hommes que les femmes. Les facteurs de risque sont, notamment: l’âge (plus de 65 ans), l’hypertension, les maladies cardiaques, le diabète.

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Memory Maker Event!!
Butch's Memory Lanes; Cochrane, Ontario

On January 30st, 2016 the first Memory Maker event was held in Cochrane, ON at Butch's Bowling Alley. It was organized by the newly formed 'Cochrane Committee for Alzheimer's' lead by Yvonne Thomas, Yvette Larabee, Line Dumont, Pauline Robin, Lise Sinclair, Finday Barr, Frank Louvelle and Jane Skidmore-Fox. The dedication and commitement to organize this event led to just over $3800.00 raised. These funds are set aside to ensure services are continually provided to Cochrane through staff milage, promotional and educational materials, provision of the First Link Learning Series and other education sessions as requested.
We are extremely gratetful to the committee and the community of Cochrane for your continued generosity and kindness. You make our work easier knowing we have your support and encouragment.

Click here for a PDF version of the Cochrane Times Post paper articles.>

Summer is coming!!! Look what we are planning...Save the DATE!
Summer events

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We are busy planning our summer fund development events and can't wait for you to come have some fun with us again this year! Registration forms and pledge forms will be available soon!

WALK FOR ALZHEIMER'S UPDATE: The National Walk for ALzheimer's will be held in Timmins on May 15th, 2016 and in Cochrane on June 12th, 2016. Register at the link below and get a head start on building a team!

MUD FACTOR UPDATE: After receiving many inquiries, we are thrilled to let you know we have decided to continue on with Mud Factor and hope to be able to build on the event successes for yet another year! We are planning some new obstacles to challenge you and your team! Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead!

RIDE FOR MEMORIES UPDATE: We are back for a third year with our Ride for Memories & Show'n'Shine July 9th, 2016 at the McIntyre Arena- Rain or Shine. Shine up your cars, trucks and bikes!

Stay tuned for a promotional video in next months issue!

Register for the TIMMINS Walk for Alzheimer's Here...>

Register for the COCHRANE Walk for Alzheimer's Here...>
Early Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease Existe-t-il un traitement?
A recent study indicates that blood pressure drugs could play a role in the early treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Read more>

À la suite d’un AVC, on peut prescrire des médicaments pour améliorer l’irrigation sanguine du cerveau et réduire les risques de nouveaux accidents. Divers traitements pourraient aussi contribuer à améliorer la mobilité et la parole. En savoir plus>

Online resources
About dementia
Alzheimer Society Research Program
Living with dementia
Finding Your Way

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Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District Inc.
70 Cedar Street South
Timmins, Ontario P4N 2G6
p. 705-268-4554

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