Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s in Barriere honours Albert DesRosier

It’s estimated that one in three Canadians know someone who is living with dementia. Dementia is a term that describes a general group of brain disorders. Dementia is progressive, degenerative and eventually terminal. Barriere residents can show them that they stand with them and they do not have to walk alone on the dementia journey by registering for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s. It takes place on Sunday, May 6 at the Barriere and District Senior Society Drop-In Centre at 10 a.m. for registration, and the Walk starts at 11 a.m.

The Walk is a fun and family-friendly way to make new memories, while sending a message of inclusion and hope to people affected by the disease.

Each of the 23 Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s events across B.C. is dedicated to an honouree – an individual or group affected by dementia, or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. The Barriere Walk honours Albert DesRosier.

Albert and Doreen DesRosier have spent 60 years sailing off the coast of Vancouver Island, wintering in Arizona and raising three children on their ranch together. When Albert, whom Doreen describes as a loving, caring man, was first diagnosed with dementia, Doreen felt frustrated and lonely. She has since attended information sessions through the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and urges other caregivers to do the same. They now enjoy their time reminiscing over old photo albums and visiting the local seniors’ centre two days each week. One day Doreen spends volunteering and the other, Albert and Doreen spend together, enjoying the music that’s played at the centre. “Albert and I used to do a lot of dancing. He’ll still get up and dance with me – we’re the only ones.”

Funds raised will provide British Columbians affected by dementia with local support and education, and help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look towards a world without dementia.

Join people affected by dementia in Barriere by attending the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 6. Together, we can come together to create a community of courage that will change the face of the disease. Together, we make memories matter.

To register, visit walkforalzheimers. ca. For more information about the Barriere Walk contact: Liz Gilbertson or Margaret Houben, 250-672-9337 or 250-672-9330, barrierewalkchair@ alzheimerbc. org You can also show people affected by dementia that you stand with them at @InvestorsGroup# Walk- ForAlzheimers and #MakeMemoriesMatter.

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