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The Alzheimer Society of B.C. welcomes new CEO, Jen Lyle

British Columbia
August 3, 2021

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is pleased to welcome Jen Lyle to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021. She takes over the role from Barbara Lindsay, the Society’s Director of Advocacy & Education and Marketing & Communications teams, who has led the organization as interim CEO since October 2020.

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

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.

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.

Concerned about dementia? Here are four ways to reduce your risk

Canada
July 29, 2021

It’s never too soon, or too late, to protect yourself from cognitive decline. But what can you do to take care of your brain? In partnership with RBC Wealth Management, Royal Trust, the Alzheimer Society of Canada presents some brain-healthy tips that can help you reduce your risk of dementia.

Four ways to reduce your risk.

AS York Announces New Board Member

York Region
July 29, 2021

The Alzheimer Society of York Region is pleased to announce Raza M. Naqvi MHSc, MD, FRCPC, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Markham Stouffville Hospital and Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto, has joined the Board of Directors.

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.