January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time for organizations and communities across the country to understand, learn more about and share information on dementia.

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Society of BC is highlighting how British Columbians affected by dementia can continue to live full and meaningful lives, helping those around them find job, peace, and happiness today. Focusing on appreciation for the present, the Alzheimer’s Society of BC is sharing a wealth of information on their resources and programs to help people living with the disease and their caregivers to lead fulfilling lives with the support of their community.

Check out Alzheimer’s Society of BC’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month campaign here or click on the links below for resources and events.


Find support in B.C.


First Link® Dementia Helpline

First Link® referrals

First steps for families after diagnosis

Support groups


The power of effective personal planning with guest Emily Clough (Wednesday, January 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m.)

Finding a supportive community with Jana Schulz (Wednesday, January 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.)

An introduction to brain health (Wednesday, January 31, 2 – 3:30 p.m.)


Other Events:

Forward with Dementia: Promoting hope through culturally-specific dementia resources

Attendees will learn how Forward with Dementia is addressing cultural gaps, and co-designing dementia resources tailored for the Chinese, Italian, and South Asian communities. Co-hosted by Carrie McAiney, Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia, and Navjot Gill, Ph.D. Candidate – Public Health (Aging, Health and Wellbeing).

Event details:
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Zoom Webinar

Click here to register.

Care to Chat: Cultivating Compassionate Communities – Best Practices in Caring for People Living with Dementia

Following Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BC Care Providers Association will be holding the next Care to Chat session on February 20th, 2024, where panelists will engage in a powerful dialogue on dementia care. This event will delve into crucial aspects of creating dementia-friendly communities and a more dementia-inclusive society. Expert speakers will explore best practices in care home design, education and training, behavioural support, and addressing the evolving needs of an aging population.

Event details:
Tuesday Feb. 20, 2024
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Civic Hotel (Civic Ballroom)
13475 Central Ave, Surrey, British Columbia V3T 0L8

Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

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