About Us

For more than 25 years, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. has played an important role in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families and caregivers.

We're a leading voice for British Columbians whose lives have been impacted by dementia, and we're committed to a high standard of ethics that reflect our core values.

We're also part of a national federation that's working to alleviate the personal and social consequences of the disease, while promoting research into the causes and the search for a cure. Learn more...

 

First Link®

First Link is an early intervention service designed to connect individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease or another dementia with services and support as soon as possible after diagnosis.
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Minds in Motion®

Minds in Motion is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and a friend, family member or care partner.
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Resources and Information

The journey with dementia poses many challenges, and having an understanding of what you are facing, and reliable information about the types of help available to you, will make a difference.
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Resources for Health Care Providers

This section of the website contains useful resources for health care providers who are supporting people with dementia in residential care facilities, in their homes, or in other care settings.
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Dementia Education

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers educational programs throughout the province to educate and empower people with dementia, their families and friends.
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Telephone Workshops

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. presents monthly one-hour telephone workshops on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It’s easy to participate, wherever you are in the province!
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Support Groups

Alzheimer Society of B.C. support groups for family caregivers and for people experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia are available in communities throughout the province.
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Wandering

Changes in the brain can lead a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to become disoriented and confused in familiar places, and lose the ability to find their way home. This behaviour is sometimes called wandering. It is often a source of stress for caregivers, and can lead to real safety concerns.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides information and tools to help people with dementia who are at risk of wandering and becoming lost.
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Advocacy - Become an Alzheimer Advocate

Because people like you have shared their stories or experiences and made time to connect with decision-makers in your community, attention to dementia care in B.C. has changed dramatically over the last decade.
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Programs and Services Brochure (PDF 280KB)

 
 





















"I chose to draw a picture that demonstrates the river of life. I wanted to show that going through the disease there is still hope. As life passes through the years, the sunset slowly occurs. Yet as the memory fades in Alzheimer’s disease there is a glimmer of hope with the rising of the sun."

~ Dennis


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