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

Dementia in the Days of COVID-19: Jim's story

British Columbia
December 18, 2020

Jim Mann, a member of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Leadership Group of People Living with Dementia, shines a light on the lesser-known impacts of COVID-19 on people living with dementia.

Jim Mann smiling broadly.

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.