Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

Program: Dementia Education Initiative for the Greater Victoria Area

Vital Sign: Health & Wellness

Total Grant: $10,000 ($3,000 donor contributions)

Alzheimer Society of Brtitish Columbia logoThe Alzheimer Society of British Columbia received a 2013 Community Grant that will fund a dementia education initiative. Project staff will deliver 50 dementia education sessions to more than 650 participants in the Greater Victoria area throughout 2014. Participants will include those diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimers disease or another dementia, family caregivers, friends of people with dementia and other adults interested in maintaining a healthy brain. Dementia education helps families maintain their quality of life, build an understanding of what lies ahead, develop skills and confidence to navigate and cope with the challenges of the difficult journey, and to connect with community resources and others in similar situations.

Click here for a full list of 2013 Community Grants.