estimated that one in three Canadians know someone who
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
register, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.
also use Twitter to show people affected by dementia
that you stand with them at the @InvestorsGroup #WalkForAlzheimers
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
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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