Jim Mann – Diagnosed with dementia in 2007 at age 58. Pushing for a plan to improve the lives of over 70,000 British Columbians with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias AND their families and caregivers.

Facts about Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias directly affect over 70,000 British Columbians.

  • Hundreds of thousand of wives, husbands, sons and daughters are also affected, many serving as primary caregivers.

  • There is no cure.

  • The financial burden on British Columbians is huge, through increased public health and long-term care spending.

  • The situation is getting worse. The leading risk factor is age and the huge wave of B.C. baby boomers is now at the age of greatest risk.

  • The associated costs to British Columbians will reach a crisis point - not in the distant future, but during the mandate of the current B.C. government.

  • The World Health Organization released a groundbreaking report in 2012 describing dementia as a global public health crisis and challenging governments to respond with a plan.

  • Jim and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. have responded with Jim's Push for a Plan.

Help Jim's Push for a Plan

Contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for more information. Call or write to:

Rebecca Morris
Advocacy Analyst
Phone: 604-681-6530
Toll-free: 1-800-667-3742
Fax: 604-669-6907