Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington’s Walk for Alzheimer’s Is a Great Success!

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Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington’s Walk for Alzheimer’s Is a Great Success!

 

Waterloo Wellington, ON – February 3, 2017: This past Sunday, January 29th, over 400 individuals laced up their running shoes and joined the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington for the 2017 Walk for Alzheimer’s presented by Your Neighbourhood Credit Union.

 

The indoor Walk took place on Sunday January 29, 2017, with four Walk locations throughout Waterloo Wellington. Walks were held at: Old Quebec St Shoppes in Guelph, Mount Forest & District Sports Complex in Mount Forest, Waterloo Recreation Complex in Waterloo and Cambridge Centre Mall in Cambridge.

 

Both individuals and teams participated, and Walkers, sponsors and donors collectively raised $120,000 across the region. Donations to the Walk for Alzheimer’s 2017 are still coming in daily, and donations will continue to be accepted until the end of February. All funds raised in any of our Walks stay in our community and support Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.

 

“The 2017 Walk was a big success – everyone who came out and participated had a great time.” says Michelle Martin, Executive Director. “This year we raised over $120,000 in one day, and with donations still being accepted until the end of February, we are confident we can achieve our goal.”

 

Online donations can still be made at www.alzheimerww.ca/walk. For more information, or to make a donation, please contact the Society at 519-742-1422.

 

With your support, we will be able to continue to provide programs and services in Waterloo Wellington to help those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners, to live well.

 

About the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

 

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington provides information, education and support through individual counselling and support groups to over 14,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their care partners, families, health professionals and the general public.

 

For more information and to donate online visit: http://www.alzheimerww.ca/walk.

 

Media contact:

Jillian Treadgold, Community Engagement and Donor Relations Coordinator

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

 

519-742-1422 x 2021 jillian@alzheimerww.ca www.alzheimerww.ca

Participants Needed for a Research Study!

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Participants Needed for a Research Study!

Adolescents who have Older Relatives Living with Dementia: Recalling Experiences, Awareness and Supports

We are looking for individuals who are:

 

·        Adolescents (aged 13-18) who have an older relative currently living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

OR

·        Adults (aged 18+) who had an older relative living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease during their adolescence (aged 13-18)

 

Individuals aged 13 years old and above are needed to take part in a one-on-one interview and talk about the experience of having an older relative with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease during their adolescence (aged 13-18).

 

 

 

Study Principal Investigator: Kristine Newman, RN, CRN(C) PhD

 

Interviews will be 45 minutes to 1 hour long, and you will receive a $10 Canadian Gift Certificate as a thank you for participating.

Please contact Genevieve Armstrong and Angel He Wang at knewmanresearch@ryerson.ca or 1 (416) 979-5000 x 4160 for information or to take part in this study.

 

Parental consent will be required for participants under 16 years of age.

 

Please note that the security of e-mail messages is not guaranteed. Messages may be forged, forwarded, kept indefinitely, or seen by others. Do not use e-mail to discuss sensitive information. Do not use e-mail in an emergency since e-mail may be delayed.

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Spirit Unforgettable – Available Now

Over the past 2 weeks we’ve participated in film screenings across the Waterloo and Wellington Regions, watching a wonderful film and spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease.

Spirit Unforgettable looks at lead singer of Spirit Of The West, John Mann, after his diagnosis at age 50. Through interviews with John’s family, friends, and John himself, the film shares a view on what life is like after diagnosis – sometimes funny, sometimes sad – but always important. (Watch the trailer here: http://ow.ly/w10l3069rz1)

Now, you have the chance to view the film too, available on iTunes. Click this link for more information on the film, and to purchase! http://ow.ly/9t1C3069pJ1

With the help of our community and generous donors, we can continue to help provide services to individuals like John, his family and his friends.

Click below to visit our website for more information on what we do, and how you can help individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias live their best day.

www.alzheimerww.ca

University of Waterloo Researchers Recruiting People Living with Dementia for Advisory Committee

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are setting up an advisory committee with representation from people living with mild to moderate symptoms of dementia, researchers and entrepreneurs/ICT developers.

They would like to invite you to consider participating in an advisory committee group for a research study that we are conducting to explore how entrepreneurs can engage people with dementia meaningfully and respectfully in the design, testing, and commercialization of information communication technologies (ICTs) intended for their use, and to create practical resources for entrepreneurs and people living with dementia looking to collaborate on technology projects. This research study is being conducted by Dr. Mark Oremus and Lisa Loiselle, University of Waterloo, in partnership with Emmetros Limited and the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG).

For more information, see the attached documents.information-letter-for-advisory-group_ore     participant-information-sheet