Connecting with the Society
“When I talked to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., it felt like a door was opening. I wasn’t alone anymore.”
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. plays an important role in the lives of people living with dementia, their caregivers, family members and friends. The Society is dedicated to helping people build the knowledge, skills and confidence in order to live well as well as possible with dementia.
Below we share information about some of the Society’s services and programs that are available throughout the province and how to access them.
Shaping the Journey: living with dementia®
A six-session educational program designed specifically for people experiencing the early symptoms of dementia as well as for a caregiver, family member or friend. This program is for people who want to explore the journey ahead in a positive and supportive environment.
Early Stage Support Groups
To help people living with dementia strengthen their coping abilities, the Society offers support groups for people who are in the early stages of the disease. These support groups are a place to exchange information, support and friendship with others who are living with dementia.
Minds in Motion®
A fitness and social program for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as for a caregiver, family member or friend. This 45-minute fitness program is led by a certified fitness instructor, followed by an hour of socializing, light refreshments and activities in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
First Link® Dementia Helpline
A province-wide information and support service for people living with dementia, their caregivers, family members and friends. A trained, compassionate team of staff and volunteers will answer your call and can provide information and support about living with dementia. Call 1-800-936-6033 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Regional Resource Centres
Connect to First Link® dementia support by visiting a resource centre near you and speak directly to staff and volunteers.