Crosstalk / Alzheimers
Today on the show, we want to know if Alzheimer’s disease has touched your life. There are 500-thousand Canadians living with some form of dementia. For John Trend, that figure hits close to home. His vivavious wife, Jean, was diagnosed when she was only 61. That was just a few years ago. John provided care as long as he could, but last year, Jean moved to a long-term care home in Botwood. John Trend lives in Grand Falls-Windsor. And he’s in our studio there today. With me in St. John’s, Shirley Lucas, the executive director of the Alzheimer Society of Nfld and Labrador.