Supporting Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada is a non-profit organization with Charitable status dedicated to improving the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as promoting awareness, education, research, and support for individuals and families impacted by these conditions.

Video was shot by CTV News Ottawa on 5/12/2024 and aired on the Ottawa evening news.

When starting this Live Chess on Parliament event I was brought back to hours spent playing chess with my grandfather Leonard Paul of Port Colborne, Ontario, my father Andrew Paul of Wainfleet, Ontario and my brother Michael Paul of St. Catharines, Ontario. We had fun playing chess together and over the years I have played many games with friends and with other acquaintances. The fun and strategy of Chess was said to have a benefit of improving mental activity and brain function. My grandfather and others over the years have given anecdotal evidence supporting this type of game play in delaying a terrible disease – Alzheimer’s. Science may support this, so the idea to discuss connecting this event with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada was born. An email exchange started and a process of moving forward with the event evolved. Erin Potvin of the Society of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville specifically has been the point of contact to vet and ensure we deliver and move forward in this important endeavor in the best possible way. Other members of the Alzheimer’s society of Canada team from the person who first received the email idea to the Senior Executive have been a source of encouragement to forge onward. My goal is to continue independently with more games of Live Chess, raising awareness and encouraging people to engage with the folks who operate the Alzheimer’s Societies in their communities or nationally.

Coming home to Niagara and making use of the tourist hub as a staging point for this August 25, 2024 Live Chess game is a fabulous opportunity that is too perfect to miss out on. 

Matt Paul 

 

Here are some important details about the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada and how to become involved or donate:

  1. Mission: The mission of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and to promote research into their cause and cure.
  2. Services and Programs: The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada offers a wide range of services and programs to support individuals living with dementia, their caregivers, and families. These services may include:
    • Information and education programs
    • Support groups and peer support
    • Caregiver training and resources
    • Advocacy and awareness campaigns
    • Research funding and support
  3. Volunteer Opportunities: The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada relies on volunteers to help deliver its programs and services, raise awareness, and support fundraising efforts. Volunteer opportunities may include:
    • Facilitating support groups
    • Providing companionship and support to individuals living with dementia
    • Assisting with fundraising events and campaigns
    • Advocacy and public speaking
  4. Donate: Donations are crucial to the work of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Donations support research initiatives, educational programs, caregiver support services, and advocacy efforts. Donations can be made online through the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s official website. Additionally, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada may offer various fundraising campaigns and events throughout the year where individuals can contribute.
  5. Fundraising Events: The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada organizes and participates in various fundraising events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for dementia research and support services. These events may include walks, runs, galas, and other community-based initiatives. Individuals can participate in these events as participants, volunteers, or sponsors. This event is not permitted to be a direct fundraiser under terms and conditions associated with the Niagara Parks permit granted on 6/14/2024. As such any links and mention of Alzheimer’s Society of Canada is purely coincidental and put forth in an effort to promote transparency and education. People are free to visit the external website for Alzheimer’s without inducement or direction from Matt Paul, MP Consolidated Inc. or any other entity in connection with the production of “Live Chess by the Falls”.
  6. Resources: The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada provides a wealth of resources and information on its website for individuals living with dementia, caregivers, families, healthcare professionals, and the general public. These resources may include fact sheets, guides, toolkits, online forums, and links to support services.
  7. Contact Information: For more information about the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, its services, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, or to make a donation, individuals can visit the official website at www.alzheimer.ca or contact the organization directly through phone or email.

By getting involved with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, individuals can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by dementia and contribute to the ongoing efforts to improve support, research, and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

You will see a link to the local society below and a link to the main website. I know everyone at the Societies across the country will be encouraged by your support.

Live Chess by the Falls is in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada