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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...

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is proud to sponsor the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias from October 23-25 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver. More than 600 international delegates are expected to attend. Read more...

Alzheimer Society of B.C. Advocacy Analyst Rebecca Morris was among the young Canadian innovators invited by British High Commission in Ottawa to share ideas to support the ongoing work of the World Dementia Council and to create a sustainable global network which will continue to address the challenges presented by dementia. Read more...

September 18, 2014 marks the start of Coffee Break®. For a month afterwards, people throughout the province — and across Canada — will be hosting Coffee Break sessions to show support for people living with dementia. In British Columbia alone, 70,000 people are impacted by the disease, and that number is always growing. But how can people get involved?

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A new report, Dementia and Risk Reduction, just released by Alzheimer’s Disease International, provides an analysis of the evidence on reducing the risk of dementia. It also calls on world governments to make risk reduction an integral part of public health programs. Read more...

The Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event was held in Ottawa, September 11 and 12. The event brought together 200 experts from G7 countries and focused on building global academic-industry partnerships and promoting innovation in dementia prevention, treatment and care. Read more...

During September, World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would like to invite all British Columbians to participate in one of the Society’s free one-hour tele-workshops on protecting and maintaining the health of their brain. Read more...