Alzheimer's Disease

Climbers participate in the Climb for Alzheimer’s event in the past. (Alzheimers Society photo)

Abbotsford residents invited to Climb for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer Society of B.C. climb raises funds to support people living with dementia

 

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

 

Katie Hogan (right, with hat and sunglasses) was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in January. The 43-year-old Chilliwack woman is seen here taking part in the Walk for Alzheimer’s with family and friends on the Vedder Rotary Trail on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Alzheimer’s can strike at young age, says 43-year-old Chilliwack woman with disease

Katie Hogan raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s, brings in more than $6,000 on walk

 

Throughout his career and after retiring, Peter had spent much of his life out on the sea – a passion that Geri and Peter shared.

Changing the future for people affected by dementia

After caring for her husband, she became a tireless advocate for others affected by the disease

  • Jan 18, 2021
Throughout his career and after retiring, Peter had spent much of his life out on the sea – a passion that Geri and Peter shared.
Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.

Abbotsford residents invited to Alzheimer Society webinar

Session on Wednesday, Jan. 27 looks at dementia and long-term care

Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.
Talia Yorish, 10, is encouraging Lower Mainland residents to join her in her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. She is climbing the Grouse Grind in memory of her grandmother, Mariam, who battled Lewy body dementia before passing away last April. (Contributed photo)

Climb for Alzheimer’s encourages Lower Mainland residents to walk or hike for a cure

North Vancouver 10-year-old taking part in Grouse Grind climb in honour of grandmother

  • Sep 9, 2020
Talia Yorish, 10, is encouraging Lower Mainland residents to join her in her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. She is climbing the Grouse Grind in memory of her grandmother, Mariam, who battled Lewy body dementia before passing away last April. (Contributed photo)
The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which was held last year in Gardner Park in Abbotsford, has moved to an online event for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s goes online on May 31

Event held every year in Abbotsford now raising funds through virtual event

  • May 29, 2020
The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which was held last year in Gardner Park in Abbotsford, has moved to an online event for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is bringing a free workshop to Abbotsford on Feb. 20 geared towards better equipping dementia caregivers.  Pixabay

Alzheimer Society hosts workshop for caregivers in Abbotsford

Session takes place Thursday, Feb. 20 at Garden Park Tower

  • Feb 14, 2020
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is bringing a free workshop to Abbotsford on Feb. 20 geared towards better equipping dementia caregivers.  Pixabay
The First Light Social Club in Abbotsford is hoping to positively impact the lives of dementia patients. (Shaelyn Poteet photo)

Memory care for mind and soul at First Light Social Club

Abbotsford couple hopes to positively impact the lives of dementia patients

  • Feb 8, 2020
The First Light Social Club in Abbotsford is hoping to positively impact the lives of dementia patients. (Shaelyn Poteet photo)