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Walk for Alzheimer’s reunites families impacted by dementia

There are more than 17,000 York Region residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias with that number expected to more than double by 2031.

With every person diagnosed, another 10 to 12 people are directly impacted.

According to the York Region Seniors Strategy Advisory Task Force (February 24, 2016), the prevalence of dementia among seniors in the region will increase rapidly over the next 20 years as the size of the senior population and life expectancy increase.

The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) is a leader in actively supporting individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

AS York hosted the first in-person IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in York Region since 2019 on May 27 at Lake Wilcox Park.

After three years of virtual walks, members of the community had the opportunity to walk together to show their support for those impacted by dementia and raise funds to support dementia-specific DAY program services, enriched social work programs, public education, and navigation services.

Together the community helped raise awareness and funds to support local families impacted by dementia. The event raised more than $105,000.

Visit alzheimer-york.com for more details.

 

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