THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C. is the only province-wide non-profit organization dedicated to helping people concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life. We’re also committed to ensuring public perceptions reflect the real issues, and to securing funding for support and research.

What's New?

Researchers have long known that health problems related to smoking (such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke and diabetes) are underlying risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Yet, new research is indicating that the relationship between smoking and dementia could be even stronger than originally thought. Read more...

On Jun. 13, 2014 Health Minister Terry Lake announced that the Better at Home program will receive an additional two million dollars to help support B.C. seniors, including some seniors who have dementia, to stay in their own homes for longer. Read more...

The World Dementia Council held its first meeting on Apr. 30. The council includes 13 members, independent of government, who aim to “stimulate innovation, development and the commercialization of life enhancing drugs, treatments and care for people with dementia, or at risk of dementia.” The Council aims to achieve their vision by 2025 through non-government advocacy and international leadership. Read more...

For the past thirteen years, communities across British Columbia have participated in the Investors Group Walk for Memories. Held on the last Sunday in January, the event raises vital funds and awareness for families impacted by dementia. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is calling for volunteers to help plan and coordinate this cherished community event in 2015. Read more...

A private members bill, focusing on a national dementia strategy, will receive second reading this fall. Bill C-356 was brought forward by Nickel Belt, Ontario MP, Claude Gravelle. Having lost his mother to dementia in 2003, Gravelle feels that more needs to be done to support people with dementia and their friend and family caregivers. Read more...


Upcoming Events

July 30, 2014

Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well!