Alzheimer's Disease

Free online workshops allow Thompson-Nicola residents to connect and share with others on the dementia journey. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

New online dementia education workshops offer in-depth support

Smaller groups give more opportunity for discussion

  • Oct 6, 2021

 

Clinical neuropsychologist Kate Dupuis will explain the connections between hearing loss and dementia at free online webinar on Sept. 22. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Free webinar looks at link between hearing loss and dementia

Webinar is one of a series from the Alzheimer Society of B.C. addressing issues around dementia

  • Sep 15, 2021

 

In this 2019 photo provided by Biogen, a researcher works on the development of the medication aducanumab in Cambridge, Mass. On Monday, June 7, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab, the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease. (Biogen via AP)

U.S. approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab panned by experts

Drug from Biogen deemed “reasonably likely” to benefit Alzheimer’s patients

 

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a series of free webinars for those dealing with the challenges of dementia. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Webinar helps deal with legal decisions surrounding dementia

Free webinar helps people plan ahead for legal, financial, and health care decisions

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a series of free webinars for those dealing with the challenges of dementia. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts free weekly webinars to help those dealing with dementia. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Holidays can be challenging for those dealing with dementia

Free webinars provide strategies for coping with dementia-related issues

  • Nov 17, 2020
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts free weekly webinars to help those dealing with dementia. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Free webinars offering advice, assistance, and support are available for those affected by dementia. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of BC)

Free webinar series offers help for those dealing with dementia

Upcoming webinar explores strategies for responding to delusions, hallucinations caused by dementia

Free webinars offering advice, assistance, and support are available for those affected by dementia. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of BC)
Support for those with dementia is being made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic, but help and support are still available. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Don’t forget about people with dementia during the pandemic

Support for those with dementia and their caregivers is now more crucial than ever

Support for those with dementia is being made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic, but help and support are still available. (Photo credit: Stock image)
(from l) Ashcroft Interior Savings branch manager Karma Kubbernus, Thompson View Lodge community manager Seanna Sampson, assisted living worker Michelle Critchley, and Jocelyn Sarver of Interior Savings Insurance with some of the equipment received from the Music and Memory Program, Jan. 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Grant allows Ashcroft seniors to benefit from music and memories

New program will help seniors at Thompson View, Jackson House, and beyond with the gift of music

(from l) Ashcroft Interior Savings branch manager Karma Kubbernus, Thompson View Lodge community manager Seanna Sampson, assisted living worker Michelle Critchley, and Jocelyn Sarver of Interior Savings Insurance with some of the equipment received from the Music and Memory Program, Jan. 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Heather Inglis (l) with her mother Gloria. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Small communities can be a big help on the Alzheimer’s journey

‘Don’t be afraid to ask if you can help. Little things mean so much.’

Heather Inglis (l) with her mother Gloria. (Photo credit: Submitted)