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.

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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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This is the 17th year a team will hike Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The 2014 Ascent for Alzheimer’s team comprises Ben Creasser, Paulette Lacroix, Lydia Meister, Abbie and Roxanne Milavsky, Kevin Root and Lynn Tetarenko-Root. The team will join a select group of over 180 alumni who have embarked on a journey that reflects the uphill struggle of those affected by dementia.

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Have you been neglecting your New Year’s resolutions like getting to the gym? National Brain Awareness Month is a perfect time to renew your resolutions because a healthy body is a healthy brain, says the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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