Alzheimer's Disease

A new study estimates that 6.3 million Canadians will be diagnosed and living with dementia in the next 30 years (Photo: Alzheimer Society)

Canada could see tripling of people living with dementia in next 30 years: Landmark study

The Alzheimer Society of Canada released a study that predicts triple the number of diagnoses

 

Issie Grecoff, 16, goes to her knees on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton on Aug. 14 after swimming 12 hours from Peachland to Penticton. The Penticton teen has raised over $10,000 so far for Alzheimer’s research. (YouTube)

Penticton teen swims from Peachland to the Peach in 12 hours

16-year-old swims 32 km, raising over $10,000 for Alzheimer’s research

 

Penticton resident Barbra Jensen signed copies of her new book, Alzheimer’s Wife, on Tuesday, May 24, at Athens Creek. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton senior shares story of grief and understanding in new book

Alzheimer’s Wife was published in March

Penticton resident Barbra Jensen signed copies of her new book, Alzheimer’s Wife, on Tuesday, May 24, at Athens Creek. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Barbie Bird (left) and Pauline Bird pictured ahead of the upcoming return of the Walk for Alzheimer’s in Penticton. (Submitted)

Alzheimer’s Walk to honour Penticton caregiver

This will be the first in-person event in two years

Barbie Bird (left) and Pauline Bird pictured ahead of the upcoming return of the Walk for Alzheimer’s in Penticton. (Submitted)
Register now for the first in-person Walk for Alzheimer's in Penticton May 29. (Black Press file photo)

Walk for Alzheimer’s is back in Penticton May 29

Register now for the in-person walk taking place at Skaha Lake Park

Register now for the first in-person Walk for Alzheimer's in Penticton May 29. (Black Press file photo)
Maribeth Friesen is Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s manager of regional services for the North and Central Okanagan

Alzheimer’s awareness needed year-round

Society thanks Okanagan residents for helping to change the conversation

Maribeth Friesen is Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s manager of regional services for the North and Central Okanagan
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

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)
Okanagan Clinical Trials is looking at gut bacteria as a way of slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s. (Alzheimer Society of B.C. photo)

Okanagan study looking for volunteers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The study is looking at how gut bacteria may help slow the disease

Okanagan Clinical Trials is looking at gut bacteria as a way of slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s. (Alzheimer Society of B.C. photo)
Christmas can be a tough time for those suffering from dementia. (File photo)

Alzheimer’s Society helping Okanagan residents prepare for the holidays

Webinars look at new challenges COVID-19 brings and how that affects those with dementia

Christmas can be a tough time for those suffering from dementia. (File photo)
Dick Fairbanks didn’t see his wife Pat for six months while she was in a carehome during COVID-19 before he died Oct. 6, 2020. (Contributed)

Care home restrictions break Okanagan couple’s heart

Dick and Pat Fairbanks hadn’t shared a loving embrace for more than six months before it was too late

Dick Fairbanks didn’t see his wife Pat for six months while she was in a carehome during COVID-19 before he died Oct. 6, 2020. (Contributed)
Okanagan man rides the rail trail in support of Alzheimer’s

Okanagan man rides the rail trail in support of Alzheimer’s

Kelowna to Vernon and back as part of the online Walk for Alzheimer’s May 31

Okanagan man rides the rail trail in support of Alzheimer’s
Webinars are being offered to family members concerned about caregiving for loved ones with dementia. (Alzheimer Society of B.C. photo)

COVID-19: Long-distance Alzheimer care strategies offered in North Okanagan

Webinars offer support for some of communities’ most vulnerable

Webinars are being offered to family members concerned about caregiving for loved ones with dementia. (Alzheimer Society of B.C. photo)
Magda Kapp of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. (second from left) along with T-Bone’s employees Brian Ulveland, Sherri Lynn LaRush and Dennis Ulveland. The Vernon business donated $11,000 to the society in December 2019. (Contributed)

Brain Awareness Week lights up importance of challenging the brain

Okanagan residents urged to adopt healthy lifestyle changes March 16-22

Magda Kapp of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. (second from left) along with T-Bone’s employees Brian Ulveland, Sherri Lynn LaRush and Dennis Ulveland. The Vernon business donated $11,000 to the society in December 2019. (Contributed)
Deena Beaudoin’s fidget cuffs are intended to reduce stress for dementia patients and are on high demand from local senior’s homes. (Contributed)

Shuswap woman creates stress-reducing cuffs for Alzheimer’s patients

Personal connection to disease adds meaning to endeavour

Deena Beaudoin’s fidget cuffs are intended to reduce stress for dementia patients and are on high demand from local senior’s homes. (Contributed)
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