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Although many people with dementia live well in the community for quite a long time, staying engaged in the activities a person once enjoyed can become more difficult as their cognitive abilities change. In addition to social and physical barriers, stigma can make it harder for people with dementia to feel supported and remain involved in their communities. Read more...

A Breakfast to Remember allows participants in both Vancouver and Victoria to hear from inspiring business leaders and network while they support the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the over 70,000 individuals – and their families – impacted by dementia in B.C.

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On January 25, 2015, people in 24 communities across British Columbia will participate in the Investors Group Walk for Memories. They will be walking to raise funds for research and support for over 70,000 people who face dementia in B.C.

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This time of year is all about family — getting together, sharing, caring, happy times and fond memories. But this time of year isn’t always joyful for everyone. Gaile Guevara is a 30-something entrepreneur whose mother was diagnosed with dementia over the holidays two years ago. Read more...

The holiday season can be an overwhelming time for many people. This is particularly true if you are a person with dementia or caring for someone with dementia. However, with some adjustments to these traditional festivities, people with dementia and their families can enjoy what the holidays have to offer. Read more...

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...

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Events for December 2014

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