Why join the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's
All great reasons to participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's!
When you participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's, you join thousands of Canadians who want to see a world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is Canada's biggest fundraising event for Alzheimer's disease. It takes place in more than 250 communities across the country.
These funds go towards local programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and for their families, and that support awareness and education about dementia.
Make memories matter! When you walk, you're sending a message of hope to Canadians living with dementia, and to thousands more who care for them. When you fundraise, you're promising them that help will always be available.
Join our Walk today! It helps keep you fit, lets you raise much-needed funds, and helps increase public awareness. #IGWalkforAlzh
Quick facts about Alzheimer's disease and neurocognitive disorders
- Seven out of 10 Canadians know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.*
- Women over the age of 65 represent 65% of all Canadians living with dementia.
- For every person with dementia, there is a small army of family and friends providing care.
- Dementia is an expensive disease. Canadians spend more than $10.4 billion per year to care for family members living with dementia. This number is set to soar to $16.6 billion in less than 12 years.
- Globally, the cost of Alzheimer’s and other dementia care and treatment are the equivalent to the GDP of the world’s 18th largest economy.
- Costs of caring for Canadians with dementia are approximately five-and-a-half times greater than for those with other illnesses. Home care and long-term care are the largest contributors to direct costs.
*Nanos survey on Canadians’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2015.