Mr. Speaker, I want to begin with a special thought for my mother who would have celebrated her 90th birthday today.
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September is World Alzheimer's Month. On September 21, we acknowledged World Alzheimer's Day. In Canada, more than one million people are affected by this form of dementia.
This disease is life-altering to those affected and their families. Research into preventing the disease continues.
I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of the Alzheimer Society Laval in Alfred-Pellan. That organization works tirelessly to help and support people affected by Alzheimer's disease. It also provides respite care and accommodation to help the families. Its work deserves our utmost admiration.
Thank you and continued success to Alzheimer Society Laval.