Two thirds of British Columbians personally know someone living with Alzheimer's disease. 70,000 British Columbians are living with dementia and that number is expected to double by 2034.
 
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Since 2003 its annual walk has raised over $9.6 million. In 2019, alone, the Walk raised over $1.1 million
 
One in five Canadians have experience caring for someone living with dementia. Canadians spend $10.4 billion a year to care for people living with dementia.
 
 
Financial Consultant Richard Nash spoke to Ladner Rotary on March 10, 2020 about the upcoming IG Wealth Management's Walk for Alzheimer.
 
Michael Harbott spoke from his personal experience of sharing a happy life of marriage with his wife who has gradually succumbed to Alzheimers, lives in residential care and no longer recognizes him as her husband.
 
 These planned events are now postponed
 
Funds raised through the raised go towards programs including:
  • First Link dementia support – connecting individuals and families with support and learning opportunities at any stage of the dementia journey through a toll-free First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.
  • Support groups and education programs for caregivers and people in the early stages of dementia.
  • Minds in Motion, a social and fitness program for people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners. Delta now has Minds in Motion at the McKee Seniors Centre in Ladner.
Michael Harbottrecalls many happy years with his wife, who has suffered from Alzheimer's in recent time and no
longer recognizes him. They captured many fond memories, after she was diagnosed, now published in a book,
"Our Fine Romance". 
IG Wealth Management Financial Consultant Richard
Nash speaks about the annual walk for Alzheimer's in Delta
Michael Harbott (l) and Richard Nash (r) flank Ulf Ottho
who thanks the two speakers with a contribution to End Polio