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The September Edition | September 8, 2022

Welcome to the September Edition of the Comfort Connection!

September is World Alzheimer's Month, so in recognition of that, we've gathered resources and personal stories to help you (and your loved ones) learn more about Alzheimer's.
"My husband Boz has dementia, and I’m still here. I’m a born caregiver, so it’s hard for me to look at my own needs as separate from my husband’s needs.

"The thing is, I get peace of mind when Boz is well taken care of: when he’s happy, I’m happy. Right now, it’s all about him…I always enter into his world so we can manage life together. We wake up every morning with a smile and a kiss and we look forward to what the new day will bring."

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Monthly Spotlight: World Alzheimer's Month

Each September, people unite from all corners of the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer’s disease and all types of dementia.
Many people still wrongly believe that dementia is a normal ageing. This alone highlights how important public awareness campaigns, like World Alzheimer’s Month, are for changing perceptions and increasing existing public knowledge around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 
This year’s theme, ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s,’ continues on from the 2021 campaign, which focused on diagnosis, the warning signs of dementia, the continued effect of COVID-19 on the global dementia community and more.

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Caregiver of the Month

Congratulations to our most recent Caregiver of the Month, Blake S.!
Blake always has an upbeat attitude, and he navigates through challenging situations with positivity and gratitude! He shows great compassion for his clients...

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Recipe of the Month: Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This dementia-friendly salad is hearty enough to eat as a lunch entrée, but also makes an excellent side — featuring good-for-you ingredients like beans, whole grains, lots of veggies, and olive oil.

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Video: 10 Symptoms & Strategies for Living Well with Dementia

Meet Faye, Anne and Sandra, three remarkable Canadian women with early stage dementia, and hear them discuss their symptoms and the strategies they use to live well with dementia... 

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Self/Family Managed Care

Did you know? Manitoba offers Self and Family Managed Care to eligible home care recipients!
This program offers money in exchange for home care services, which can be used to hire a care company such as Comforts of Home – Care. By going this route, not only do you have a say about who comes into your home, you can ensure consistency and quality of care.

Learn more about how it works and apply today

Kind Words

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- Irene

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