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This May, we’re challenging YOU to help raise crucial funds and awareness by walking 9,000 steps during the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s!

You can tackle this challenge as an individual or come together with your family and friends to work towards reaching your step goal as a team. Help people living with dementia and their care partners know that they do not walk on this journey alone.

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#VoteDementia


Nearly a third of Ontarians know someone living with dementia, a number that will only increase and will be among one of the defining societal challenges in the coming decades. Let your candidates know that you plan to #VoteDementia on June 2. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Staying Connected


Stay connected to your local Alzheimer Society and become a part of a community by following us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter! You’ll get the scoop on the latest programs, helpful tips & tricks, dementia education, and so much more.  Follow us today.

I walk for Yiayia: Polytimi & Paulina’s Story

Paulina Tsilivis and her family walk for her grandmother (Yiayia), Polytimi, every year. Paulina shared their story and why they participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.  READ THEIR STORY NOW

Alzheimer Society of Canada invites you to a Webinar:
Finances and Dementia Advice for the Journey

The seniors, parents and grandparents of our communities often face unique financial challenges that come with age. For those facing their journey with dementia, the need for advice has never been greater. IG Wealth Management is a proud partner of the Alzheimer Society and as part of their IG Empower Your Tomorrow community program, they are committed to increasing the financial confidence of all Canadians and invite you to their webinar on May 5 2022: Finances and Dementia Advice for the Journey. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY >>

Communication Tips


It is much better to validate and respond with empathy then to tell the person living with dementia that they are wrong. The following are a couple of scripts that may help you.
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Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is a day designed for celebration and remembrance. However, it can also be a difficult and sad day for those who have lost a loved one to dementia, or their mother is now unable to participate in Mother’s Day activities.
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Thank you Jackpot City!


Thank you to Jackpot City.
By Patronizing Jackpot City, you are assisting those in Sarnia-Lambton with Alzheimers and other dementias.
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Kentucky Derby Cocktail Party


You’re invited you to the Couture for the Cure - Kentucky Derby charity event for the Alzheimer's Society on May 13th 5-8pm at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. There will be food + drinks, live entertainment, trivia and a best hat contest! BUY TICKETS

May Activities and Recipes

Minds in Motion


8-Week Program

Minds in Motion is a program that combines physical activity and mental and social stimulation for individuals with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and their care partners. This program runs once a week for 8 weeks and offers a great environment to establish new friendships with others who are living with similar experiences.
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Inspirational Moments


May 18 | 1pm to 3pm

In Partnership with Judith & Norman Art Gallery (JNAAG) - An art program for people with dementia and their care partner. Each session has a specially designed tour to the newest exhibitions. The participants will be led through exploratory, fun and casual conversation about exhibitions and specific art works. The tour is then followed by a hands on activity.

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Tips on Caring for Someone Living with Dementia


  • May 3, 3pm: Physical Distraction


  • May 10, 3pm: Affects of Personality


  • May 17, 3pm:  Resistive to Care


  • May 24, 3pm: Mealtime Help


  • May 31, 3pm: Activity ideas

  • Bonus Wednesdays

  • May 25, 7pm: Understanding Dementia & Finding Your Way Program

Email Christine at cwright@alzheimersarnia.ca to receive information on how to attend. If this time and date does not work for you, email Christine and alternatives will be looked at. Individual or family educational sessions can also be arranged. REGISTER

IT'S UP TO ALL OF US TO COME TOGETHER NOW.

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