Dementia in the days of COVID-19

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Hear stories from caregivers and people living with dementia as a part of our "Dementia in the days of COVID-19" series.

Craig wearing sunglasses and a hat, standing in front of a wall with stone stacking.

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. 

It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

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.

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Jim Mann smiling broadly.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: A long-term care providers’ perspective

British Columbia
July 30, 2021

Erin Beaudoin is the Chief Motivator, CEO of Eden Gardens, a non-profit long-term care home community in Nanaimo that provides person-centred care for people living with dementia. Erin has been outspoken about the impact COVID-19 had on Eden Gardens’ community members, including staff, residents and families. She joined us to reflect on the impact the pandemic has had on her community and decisions she made in leading the organization through such an incredibly difficult time.

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Eden Gardens CEO Erin Beaudoin

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: The B.C. Seniors Advocate’s perspective

British Columbia
July 28, 2021

People living with dementia in care homes and their care partners are among those who have suffered the most since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. British Columbia’s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has been a leading voice in sharing the reality of what life has been like for people living in care homes and their care partners since the beginning.

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B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Letters from volunteers

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, and the meaningful relationships they build make our communities so special. While our in-person groups have been unable to meet for several months, volunteers have shared what they miss about their role and messages to the people they volunteer with.

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Landon smiling in front of an Alzheimer Society of B.C. blue banner.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Naomi's story

British Columbia
June 16, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

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Naomi hugging Frances while sitting on her bed.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Linda & Ruth's story

British Columbia
June 17, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

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Linda and Ruth smiling and posing for a photo.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Craig's story

British Columbia
May 21, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

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Craig wearing sunglasses and a hat, standing in front of a wall with stone stacking.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Granville & Birgit's story

British Columbia
June 10, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

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Birgit and Granville wearing straw hats on a sunny day in front of a colourful background.

Dementia in the days of COVID-19: Trudy's story

British Columbia
May 15, 2020

During this time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people living with dementia and the people who care for them are disconnected from support networks and facing unexpected challenges. It is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s mission to ensure that no one walks alone on the dementia journey. Now and in the coming weeks, caregivers and people living with dementia will share their everyday challenges and successes as a part of our Dementia in the days of COVID-19 series.

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Klaus and Trudy sitting together on a sofa.