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Dementia must be a priority for our next government

Canada
September 7, 2021

Voting day is happening on September 20, 2021. No matter which party forms government, it’s vital that dementia remains a top priority. It’s time to make a difference and ask your candidates about what their party is doing about dementia!

Senior man holding the Canadian flag

"It's the longest goodbye."

Canada
August 26, 2021

Evelyn (pictured) lives with dementia. Today, Evelyn's daughter and caregiver, Linda, would like to tell you her story about their journey with dementia – how her mother's abilities changed over time, the unique challenges they've faced and the need for people like you to help the Alzheimer Society give them help and support.

"It's the longest goodbye." Picture of Evelyn smiling.

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.