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T-Bones is fundraising for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to help improve the lives of families, caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by implementing a checkout donation program. This program offers T-Bones customers, an option to make a small donation at the point-of-sale.
Where Does The Money Go?
100% of the funds raised in each of the T-Bones five locations will go directly to the Alzheimer Resource Centres in the Okanagan community.These centres help those concerned with or facing dementia build the knowledge, skills and confidence to maintain quality of life. The Society plays a critical role by offering information, education opportunities, support groups and the ability to speak directly with a knowledgeable team member.
What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a disease of the brain characterized by deterioration of thinking ability and of memory, caused by the progressive degeneration of brain cells. The disease also affects mood and emotions, behavior and one’s ability to perform activities of daily living. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease nor can its progression be reversed.
Numbers Are Rising
The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is rising. In the Okanagan communities served by T-Bones, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia is over 7,000.This number is predicted to grow as the size and proportion of the population age 65 and older continues to increase. By 2025, it is predicted this number will more than double. Also affected by this disease, are hundreds of thousands of wives, husbands, sons and daughters, many who are caregivers.
Why Should I Donate?
Your donation will help ensure the services and programs offered by the Okanagan Alzheimer Resource Centres fit the growing need of the communities they serve.
Where Can I Learn More?
For more information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, contact your local Okanagan Alzheimer Resource Centre. Or call the Alzheimer Society of BC provincial office at 604 681-6530, toll-free 1-800-667- 3742, or email email@example.com. For the First Link Dementia Helpline Province-Wide,