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?

Over the past year The ME in Dementia Conference has travelled around the province, with events in Kelowna, Terrace, Courtenay and Kamloops. The conference is open to anyone: people with dementia, caregivers, health care providers and people who are simply interested in learning more about dementia. We hope you’ll join us at an upcoming conference in Abbotsford on Jun. 5 or Prince George on Sept. 16.

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Generic versions of Cholinesterase Inhibitor medications which include donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine (oral). Brand names Aricept®, Reminyl® and Exelon® (oral) are now available in Canada. At this time a generic version of the Exelon (rivastigmine) Patch is not available. 

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In recent years Gordie Howe joined the Alzheimer Society of B.C. as Honorary Chair of the Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s tournament in memory of his wife, Colleen, who died of Pick’s disease in 2009. Now living with a form of dementia himself, we’re asking you to visit our tribute page to send Gordie Howe a message of support and donate funds for dementia research.

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On Mar. 19, 2014 Minister of Health, Terry Lake announced that Isobel Mackenzie has been appointed as B.C.’s first Seniors Advocate. After a period of consultation with local communities the position was created to represent the voices of the 700,000 British Columbians over the age of 65. Ms. Mackenzie brings 18 years of experience in working with seniors to her new role.

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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (Apr. 6-12), the Alzheimer Society of B.C. proudly honours its 500 plus volunteers whose time and commitment contribute towards the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Upcoming Events

April 29, 2014

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