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This information is meant to help you to first recognize the Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer Disease:

  1. Memory loss
  2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  3. Problems with language
  4. Disorientation of time and place
  5. Poor or decreased judgment
  6. Problems with abstract thinking
  7. Misplacing things
  8. Changes in mood or behavior
  9. Changes in personality
  10. Loss of initiative.
Alzheimer Disease Caregivers

Plus 3 things to look for:

  1. Do they ask the same question over and over again?
  2. Do they put things in unusual places?
  3. Do they struggle to remember the words you want to say?

Navigating Senior Care in BC

One of the most challenging things for caregivers or families is locating and navigating the many programs and services they may be entitled to whilst caring for a senior in the Province of BC. We hope the following information will provide more of a one-stop-shop to assist you.

Government Programs and Services
For more information on government programs and services visit

HealthLink BC
For health related information you may call HealthLink BC at 811

Seniors’ Service Directory
The Seniors’ Service Directory (aka the blue book) is an essential tool to access programs and services locally as well as province wide. For more information on the Seniors’ Service Directory visit call 250-382-4331 or email

Home Health Services
You will also find the following brochure sponsored by We Care Home Health Services a valuable resource: Caregiver Guide Series: Alzheimer’s Disease
and Dementia
- A guide to helping you better MANAGE THE CHALLENGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROVIDING CARE to a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

United Way of the Lower Mainland
United Way of the Lower Mainland has created a valuable resource called the Family & Friend Caregivers Information and Resource Handbook. Although there is a lot of information specific to those who live on the lower mainland there is a great deal of valuable information for all. 

Family Caregivers of British Columbia
Information Package for Family Caregivers:

If you live in British Columbia, MyCareFinder is a unique and easy way to locate either publicly-subsidized or unsubsidized seniors care for yourself or your loved one. Our exclusive, one-of-a-kind Google Maps database provides you with local information regarding a number of seniors care services including assisted living, 24-hour residential care, and support services in your own single family home/apartment.

Links to Help You Along Your Caregiving Journey:

Alzheimer Society of BC

Alzheimer Society of BC
"Forget Me Not"

Beacon Community Services

Beacon Community Services
"Helping people - Improving lives"

BC Care Providers Association

BC Care Providers Association
"Putting Seniors First"

Family Caregivers of British Columbia

Family Caregivers of British Columbia
"Let Us Help"

HealthLink BC

HealthLink BC
"Trusted health information
by phone or web"

Island Health

Island Health
"Excellent health and care for
everyone, everywhere, every time"


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