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

Preparing for B.C. municipal elections 2022

British Columbia
September 22, 2022

General local or “municipal” elections in B.C. are held every four years. The next one will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Find out how you can raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias with the candidates in your community.

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Climb for Alzheimer’s

British Columbia
September 16, 2022

Nearly two in every three people in B.C. are affected by dementia. While there’s no cure yet, together we can make sure no one has to face this disease alone. On September 24, British Columbians braved 2,830 steps up the Grouse Grind® to show up for and fundraise for people living with Alzheimer’s disease on what can be an uphill journey.

Will you have the courage to climb?

New report: The Landmark Study Part 1

British Columbia
September 6, 2022

A new study released today by the Alzheimer Society of Canada forecasts a tripling of the number of people living with dementia across the country by 2050. However, modelling shows that there may be ways to reduce the impact of the disease.

Navigating the path forward for dementia in Canada

Upcoming dementia education on preparing for end-of-life

British Columbia
August 11, 2022

Join us as we explore topics that impact families affected by dementia at end-of-life. Learn the types of decisions that need to be made, conversations to have, physiological signs that signal the end-of-life, and ways to cope with grief and loss.

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Statement regarding Science article on dementia research

British Columbia
August 3, 2022

On July 21, Science published an article detailing possible misconduct in some influential research on the potential cause of Alzheimer’s disease. These reports have raised questions about the overall nature of funding research on the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

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Summer emergency preparedness

British Columbia
July 19, 2022

As we continue into the summer, extreme heat, and emergencies like wildfires and flooding, could happen unexpectedly.

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Upcoming webinar: Transit accessibility and challenges

British Columbia
July 8, 2022

An upcoming webinar, "Transit accessibility and challenges: Tips for people living with dementia," explores some of the challenges and strategies for using public transit when living with dementia.

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New report: Everyone should have someone

British Columbia
June 22, 2022

In January 2022, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. launched a survey exploring family experiences during the height of visitation restrictions in long-term care. Read the report, “Everyone should have someone: Learning from caregivers’ experiences of long-term care visitation during COVID-19.”

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