The Alzheimer Society offers education resources, sessions and events for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, partners in care and health care professionals. Tbaytel is proud to support the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay.
Clara Mersereau sits up straight on a couch in the Family Room of the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay, her hands folded neatly on her knees. To her right sits her husband Bill, a kindly man who is her caregiver and cheerleader. To her left is daughter Jo-Ann with a ready smile and a head for detail. Clara is here to tell her story. She is hesitant at first but quickly warms up to talk about her goal in life: “I want the stigma of Alzheimer’s to go away.”
When Kat Lyzun’s grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, the family was feeling overwhelmed, unsure about where to turn for answers.
When most people turn 50 they begin thinking ahead to retirement. Not Margie Uurainen. The Thunder Bay mother of two decided instead to go back to school. After 20 years as a medical secretary she said it was time to “live my dream.”