Information to assist you and your family to understand and live with dementia.
What does it mean for me?
You, or someone close to you, may be affected by dementia now or in the future. Changes to memory, behaviour and functional abilities can profoundly affect the lives of people with dementia and their relationships with family and friends. Understanding the impact of dementia and how to care for yourself, or those within your care, are keys to living well with dementia.
Information and services are provided by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with health care providers, health authorities and the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. More information is available at the links below or by contacting the health authority in your region.
Information for people living with dementia, families, friends and caregivers:
- Alzheimer Society of BC’s First Link® Dementia Support
- HealthLink BC: Alzheimer's Disease
- Publicly subsidized home and community care services
- The Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia
Information on caring for people with dementia for health care providers and other health care organizations:
- The Provincial Guide to Dementia Care in British Columbia: Achievements and Next Steps
- BC Guidelines: Cognitive Impairment: Recognition, Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
- Best Practice Guideline for Accommodating and Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Residential Care
- Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Algorithm
- Meeting Seniors’ Mental Health Care Needs in British Columbia: A Resource Document