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?

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. wishes to thank the Ministry of Health for $4 million in new funding for the expansion of the First Link® program to more communities across the province by 2018. Health Minister Terry Lake announced the funding at the Alzheimer Resource Centre in Vancouver. Read more.

On November 15th, 2014 British Columbians will participate in elections across the province. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is committed to providing the education and information to help municipalities meet their goals, but the Society needs you to share your voice, too. Writing to or meeting with your local mayor and mayoral candidate is a great place to start. Read more...

Over the last few months, many Alzheimer Society of B.C. advocates wrote to Premier Clark to tell her that B.C. families were eagerly watching as she prepared to attend the Council of the Federation meetings on dementia in August. They encouraged her to bring the voices of B.C. to the forefront and to advocate for a national dementia plan. On October 1, 2014 it was announced that Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts agreed to work together to develop a national dementia strategy. Read more ...

More seniors in British Columbia live alone than ever before. Many have family members who will help them if they experience health problems or need care. Others have developed a “chosen family” of close and trusted friends. Some live alone in the community without support from anyone. The Alzheimer Society of B.C., with help from the Notary Foundation of B.C., has developed a booklet to help fill the gap. Read more...

 Each year at this time, we like to remind you that you can designate the Alzheimer Society of B.C. as your charity of choice in the annual United Way Workplace Campaign. Read More...