COVID-19 and dementia

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation rapidly evolves here in British Columbia and around the world, it's our priority to make sure we continue to provide our programs and services for people living with dementia and their caregivers – and to ensure that anyone affected by dementia feels connected and supported. Below are the latest updates from the Society, our remote support services and a compilation of useful resources.

We will update this page on an ongoing basis. Please continue to visit our website to find up-to-date information and resources, and don’t hesitate to contact us for any further help.

Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s latest updates

  • For updates on the status of Society’s activities, click here.
  • For updates on the status of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, click here.

How we can help

First Link® Dementia Helpline

The First Link® Dementia Helpline provides people living with dementia, their caregivers, health-care providers and the general public with information and guidance on dementia and memory loss.

We have extended the hours of our Helpline, which are now open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to provide evening service in English. Our Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi support will continue to be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call us:

  • English: 1-800-936-6033
  • Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007
  • Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003


Connect with dementia support and knowledge from anywhere through our webinars.

Next live webinar:

Accessing Services
Wednesday, April 8, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Learn about community support programs and how to work successfully with health-care providers. For caregivers.  
Register: 2 p.m. or 7 p.m

Recorded webinars

Available 24/7 through our website. Previous topics that may be of particular help include:

Visit for more details on all our upcoming webinars and to access the full webinar archive.

Useful resources

Last Updated: 03/23/2020