We provide lots of support for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, partners in care, family members, and health-care professionals.

Individual support

If you are newly diagnosed, we strongly recommend that you contact us for information about consultation, programs and services, and support.

To help you navigate through the changes, whether you are a person with dementia or a partner in care, we have created a number of brochures with details about what to expect. The Alzheimer’s disease Programs & Services brochure outlines the kinds of programs that are available across the country.

Below we will suggest some specific support documents. To find a listing of all Alzheimer Society brochures click HERE

If you are newly diagnosed:

  • First steps outlines a step-by-step plan to help people who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
  • What to expect gives an overview of the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you are a partner in care:

Support Groups

The are many ways to get the support you need, whether you are a person living with dementia or a partner in care. 

For people living with dementia:

The booklet Memory problems? was created by people with dementia for people with dementia. It was produced and is generously shared by the Early Stage Support Groups in the North/Central Okanagan Region of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Circle of Friends  Early Stage Support Group:  This group has been specifically designed for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.  "Circle of Friends" provides an opportunity for those with mild memory loss to meet others who are experiencing similiar difficulties and exchange information in a supportive environment.

Plate Mates is a monthly lunch outing for those living with memory loss, their families and partners in care.  This social event is held at noon on the last Tuesday of each month (except December).  Check our page for a schedule of current dates and restaurants.

For partners in care:

There are many ways partners in care can get the support they need. Whether you’re looking for advice, someone to listen, or general information, there is a level of support for whatever you need.




Last Updated: 01/14/2020