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Telethon raises over $165K for dementia support for the Chinese community

British Columbia
November 12, 2020

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Fairchild Media Group are proud to announce that the first-ever Telethon for Alzheimer’s raised over $165,000 to help provide support and education for people living with dementia and their caregivers in the Chinese community.

New business donates proceeds to AS York

York Region
November 12, 2020

Antonella Morale Giles and her sister sister Belinda Morale Smith founded Rose & Flair Lifestyle. A portion of their yearly sales will be donated to AS York.

Disappointing news for potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s

November 10, 2020

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is disappointed to hear that, after reviewing data from Phase 3 clinical trials, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel did not find conclusive evidence that a potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s was effective at reducing cognitive decline.

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Join us for the inaugural 'Lived experience' webinar this month

British Columbia
November 9, 2020

On November 25, we will be hosting the first of our new bi-annual 'Lived experience' webinar series. Hear from two members of the Society's Leadership Group of People Living with Dementia, Myrna Norman and Craig Burns, as they share their experiences of what it is like living with dementia during the holiday season.

Online national forum to discuss community alert systems for vulnerable older Canadians

British Columbia
November 8, 2020

Dr. Lili Liu and her research team from the University of Waterloo is hosting an online national forum to discuss community alert systems for vulnerable Canadians at risk of going missing, in partnership with AGE-WELL NCE, the Alzheimer Society of B.C., the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Dementia Advocacy Canada, the Calgary Coordinated Response to Missing Seniors and several persons with lived experience of dementia.