All the latest news and stories about Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and the brain.

Telethon raises over $165K for dementia support for the Chinese community

British Columbia
November 12, 2020

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Fairchild Media Group are proud to announce that the first-ever Telethon for Alzheimer’s raised over $165,000 to help provide support and education for people living with dementia and their caregivers in the Chinese community.

Ricky Cheung and Mary Lo

Join us for the inaugural 'Lived experience' webinar this month

British Columbia
November 9, 2020

On November 25, we will be hosting the first of our new bi-annual 'Lived experience' webinar series. Hear from two members of the Society's Leadership Group of People Living with Dementia, Myrna Norman and Craig Burns, as they share their experiences of what it is like living with dementia during the holiday season.

Headshots of Myrna on the left and Craig on the right.

Online national forum to discuss community alert systems for vulnerable older Canadians

British Columbia
November 8, 2020

Dr. Lili Liu and her research team from the University of Waterloo is hosting an online national forum to discuss community alert systems for vulnerable Canadians at risk of going missing, in partnership with AGE-WELL NCE, the Alzheimer Society of B.C., the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Dementia Advocacy Canada, the Calgary Coordinated Response to Missing Seniors and several persons with lived experience of dementia.

An elderly man and woman walking down a road lined with trees.

Join us to learn what it means to be “more than a visitor” as a partner in care

British Columbia
October 14, 2020

Family caregivers are more than visitors; they are an important part of the care team. In our upcoming webinar, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Family Caregivers of BC will provide caregivers with tools and resources to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to care in our current changing environment.

An elderly woman smiling and holding another person's hand.

Join Dr. Heather Palmer for brain health tips this October

British Columbia
September 29, 2020

The brain is one of your most vital organs, playing a role in every action and every thought. Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs to be looked after. It's never too soon or too late to make lifestyle changes that will maintain or improve your brain health.

Headshot of Heather Palmer.

Climbing for a dementia-friendly B.C.

British Columbia
September 21, 2020

In 1998, a group of determined hikers climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., a tradition that would continue for 17 years. From the seeds of this event the local Climb for Alzheimer’s was born, and over the next 8 years the event evolved and changed with over 2000 climbing the Grouse Grind® since 2012!

Erika Durlacher and the team of committed fundraisers on Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2015

This World Alzheimer’s Month, help us demystify advocacy!

British Columbia
September 10, 2020

Advocacy starts with the willingness to share one’s story to help others understand the impact of the disease. To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. invites you to “Demystifying advocacy,” a two-part conversation on what it means to be a dementia advocate, taking place on September 28 and 29.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. advocates stood together.