There is a high chance you know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Whether it be from having the dementia itself, or being a caregiver for someone affected, the incidence of this neurological condition is growing at an alarming rate. More than 600,000 Canadians are currently living with the condition and that number is expected to reach close to 1 million by 2030.
There is a need now more than ever to support the fundraising efforts of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. You can be a part of this year’s Walk on May 27 and 28 by registering at www.walkforalzheimers.ca.
The impact of your support
Your support of the Alzheimer Society goes a long way. The Alzheimer Society provides assistance for individuals and families to help alleviate the personal and social implications of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through support materials and education programs.
Every dollar raised during the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s has a direct impact toward helping individuals living with the condition, their families and caregivers.
Anne Treschak has personally benefitted from the support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara:
“I walk for Alzheimer's to honour several of my family members that have had dementia, most especially my mom. She was a smart, kind, and loving woman. Her laughter lit up a room. When diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 47, my brother and I were teenagers. The Alzheimer's Society was there to provide programs and essential guidance. I walk to remember my mom, to help ensure that others receive this indispensable assistance, and to show my gratitude to the Alzheimer's Society for all that they do. This is a legacy that I’m passing on to my children.”
Why IG Wealth Management supports the Alzheimer Society
While we may be familiar with the emotional and physical burdens associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s, Canadians are less aware of its financial implications. Costs for people living with dementia are estimated to be 5.5 times greater than those who have not been diagnosed with the condition. That increased cost can have a significant effect on one’s financial plan and financial future.
IG Wealth Management is hoping to help close this gap by supporting the Alzheimer Society and helping Canadians navigate the financial journey of living with an unexpected cognitive decline, such as dementia.
In partnership with the ASC, IG hosted a Finances and Dementia – Advice for the Journey webinar that offered advice and tools to help aging Canadians and their caregivers. If you missed the webinars, you can view the recordings here:
English webinar: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4149416/96896139BCF1C1E0887A0111C9FE9DDB
French webinar: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4169665/7C663B05275F6EB49C0DBEB17EFBCD26?partnerref=BR#NomPrenom
Be a part of change - Register to walk on May 27 and 28
Be a part of hope, positive change and the growing movement toward supporting those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Walk to support a loved one that lives with the condition or walk in memory of loved a one you hold dear. Walk to raise awareness of this condition, to reduce the stigma around dementia and help Canadians prepare for the emotional, physical and financial implications of living with this neurological condition. Walk to let others know they are not alone in their journey.
While you may not be able to walk with someone, you can walk for someone. Who will you walk for?
Visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca to register and for your local Walk details.