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Funds raised will provide British Columbians affected by dementia with local support and education, and help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look towards a world without dementia.

~ Gord Woodward

 

 

 

 

FUNDRAISER

 

                                                                               

 

CHILLIWACK  CARES

 

 

 

 

Youngster participates in 2012 Investors Group Alzheimer's Walk fundraiser.

 

 

 

 

 

SENIORS BENEFIT FROM

INVESTORS GROUP

ALZHEIMER'S WALK

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t’s estimated that one in three Canadians know someone who is living

with dementia. Are you one of them, or do you know someone who is? Fraser Valley residents can show them that they stand with them and they do not have to walk alone on the dementia journey by registering for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s. It takes place on Sunday, May 6 at Landing Sports Center at 1 p.m.

The Walk is a fun and family-friendly way to make new memories, while sending a message of inclusion and hope to people affected by the disease. Each of the 23 Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s events across B.C. is dedicated to an honouree – an individual or group affected by dementia, or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. The Fraser Valley Walk honours Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic.

Since its inception in 2012, the Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic has been a hub for information and referrals tailored to the needs of people experiencing cognitive changes. Together, a geriatric nurse, family physician, geriatrician and psychiatrist develop care plans, provide information on treatments and empower people who visit the office with tools to make healthy lifestyle changes. The clinic staff then shares recommendations with family physicians and makes referrals to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

 

 

 

“When people know what they’re up against, what dementia is and how to handle things, they can deal with it,” says Laura Clarke, the clinic’s geriatric nurse clinician. “They just need people in the health care system who can problem-solve with them and be their lifeline.”

Funds raised will provide British Columbians affected by dementia with local support and education, and help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look towards a world without dementia.

Join people affected by dementia in the Fraser Valley by attending the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 6. Together, we can come together to create a community of courage that will change the face of the disease. Together, we make memories matter.

To register, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.

You also use Twitter to show people affected by dementia that you stand with them at the @InvestorsGroup #WalkForAlzheimers and #MakeMemoriesMatter.

 

ABOUT DEMENTIA

Dementia is a term that describes a general group of brain disorders. Symptoms include the loss of memory, impaired judgment, and changes in behaviour and personality. Dementia is progressive, degenerative and eventually terminal.

 

ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C.

Families across British Columbia are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s ultimate vision is a world without dementia; that vision begins with a world where people living with the disease are welcomed, acknowledged and included. Working in communities throughout the province, the Society supports, educates and advocates for people with dementia, as well as enabling research into the disease. As part of a national federation, the Society is a leading authority on the disease in Canada.

 

 

 


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