The Alzheimer Society of B.C. (established in 1981) is dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to securing funding for support and research.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is the leading source of education and support in B.C. for people impacted by dementia, through resource centres located around the province and the province-wide toll-free Dementia Helpline (1-800-936-6033).

A federation of 10 provincially-focused organizations, the Alzheimer Society in Canada is the leading nationwide health organization for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Canada. Read more about the Alzheimer Federation...

The Society is a principal funder of Alzheimer's disease research and training, provides enhanced care and support to people with the disease, their families and their caregivers, and is a prominent voice within all levels of government.

Our History

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 types of dementia, their families and caregivers.

In 1981, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss the challenges of caring for a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Out of their compassion and determination, the Society was ultimately founded.

From those humble roots in a North Vancouver home, the Society has grown tremendously over the years and blossomed into an organization active in communities across the province.

Staying true to its goals, the Society continues to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow to those whose lives have been impacted by dementia.

Download your copy of Twenty-Five Years of Memories: 1981 – 2006, or contact your local Alzheimer Resource Centre for a free printed copy.


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Our Vision

Our ultimate vision is to create a world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Our Mission

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cures.