The Alzheimer Society of B.C.
In 1981, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss the challenges of caring for a person 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 Alzheimer Society of B.C. has grown tremendously and blossomed into an organization active in communities across the province.
The Society is dedicated to helping anyone who is concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life. The Society also works to ensure public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to secure funding for support and research.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is the leading source of education and support services for people impacted by dementia in the province. Over 19 Alzheimer Resource Centres located around the province and province-wide toll-free Dementia Helpline (1-800-936-6033) service thousands annually.
Some of our programs and services include:
- First Link®: 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.
- Minds in Motion®: 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.
- Support Groups: The Society offers Family Caregiver and Early Stage support groups. These groups are there for people who want to inform themselves with current information that will help improve quality of life with the disease. It’s a safe environment where you can learn, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding.
For more program information please see www.alzheimerbc.org.